Minor Field Studies (MFS)

Minor Field Studies (MFS)

The MFS programme offers students the opportunity to engage in global issues during their studies, in order to develop intercultural competence and broaden their knowledge within their field of study with an international perspective. In addition students develop an international network that can lead to further collaboration in low - or middle- income countries.

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship programme for Swedish Bachelor and Masters students at Swedish universities and university colleges with an international interest. Within the MFS framework, the receiver of the MFS scholarship should collect data in a developing country for at least eight weeks for her or his Bachelor or Masters thesis. The focus of the study should be on issues related to the global development process and aspects of the thesis area that are relevant for the economic, social, political, cultural, or knowledge development of the developing country.

The scholarship is 27,000 SEK and is funded by Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The scholarship will allow you, for a minimum of 8 weeks, to carry out a small field study in a low- and middle income country, which will then be the basis for your thesis.

General information about MFS at (available countries and more)

More information about the MFS program and future applications can be found at Ping Ponglänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster; search for “Minor Field Studies” in the search catalogue. 

Scholarships for field studies at the BaanChivitMai Children's home, Thailand

JU offers scholarships to pursue field studies at the Orphanage BaanChivitMai in Chiang-Rai, Thailand.

This scholarship is in line with the MFS guidelines and application criteria. 2 scholarships are available per year.

Period: 8 weeks. (Can begin from the middle of January till March)

Students fill out the same application as for MFS and specify that they want to apply for the Orphanage BaanChivitMai scholarship.


Information meetings to all JU students during Fall 2019
(No registration needed, just join us!)

General meetings

9 April 12.00 - 13.00, HLK Hb 117

28 May, 15.30 -17.30, HHJ Forum Humanum - MFS day with presentations from HT18+VT19 MFS-students
2 September 12.00 - 13.00, JIBS 4051
9 December 12.00 - 13.00, JTH, E 1029

MFS application workshops

9 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga 334, MFS - Get started!
16 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga 334, MFS - Sucess with your application

Contact at JU:

Lucie Weissovalänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster