Minor Field Studies

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a grant programme that is intended for Bachelor’s and Master’s students who want to learn about developing countries and development issues. This is done by collecting data for a degree project over a period of 8 to 20 weeks in a country approved by Sida/UHR. Your field study should relate to some of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Read more about the Global Goals.

The grant is funded by Sida but is administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. The grant of SEK 27,000 can be used for such expenses as travel, accommodations, vaccines and visas. The grant is open to citizens from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Swedish permanent residency (PUT) holders. More information about entry requirements is available in Step 1 in the MFS student guide below.

Students at Uppsala University who are interested in taking part in Minor Field Studies (MFS) can apply directly to the Unit for International Mobility. In the guide below, you will find information on entry requirements, the application and selection.

Important: According to MFS regulations it is never permitted to start a field study in a country to which the Swedish Foreign Ministry advices against travel (including non essential travel). It is therefore important that you stay updated on any changes in travel advice by the ministry. The ministry currently advices against travelling outside of the EU. This advice is valid until May 31, 2021.

The application for Minor Field Studies

The application form for a Minor Field Study grant opens shortly after the previous application is closed. That means it is almost always possible to start an application. The advantage of starting an application is that we can contact you with information about upcoming information sessions, drop-in meetings etc.

The application closes:

  • 15 April 2021 - for field studies that can be completed no later than 15 January 2022.
  • 15 November 2021 - for field studies that can be completed no later than 15 January 2023.


Follow the instructions provided i the guide below. It contains the information you need in order to complete an application. It does contain some links to other websites but you may find all the links in the list of relevant links on this page.

Guide to the application for Minor Field Studies.

There was also an information session on MIFS in October 2020. you may see the recorded presentation here.

Documents needed for your application

1. Project Proposal
2. Approval by Department
3. Budget
4. Academic Purpose Statement
5. Copy of your Swedish passport / passport from from Finland, Norway, Denmark or Iceland and proof of residency in Sweden / Copy of Permanent Residence Permit (PUT).

To the application


The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

For questions about exchange studies please contact mobility@uu.se.
For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact erasmus@uu.se.
For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact mfs@uadm.uu.se.

Zoom Drop-in hours

During the semesters you can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Study Abroad on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00 - 14:00 with the exception of public holidays.

We offer online drop-in hours in Zoom. Please log in using your student account (Information on how to log in to Zoom with your student account). When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn. You will then be asked to briefly describe your question and there after you will be connected to an available International Officer for an one on one conversation. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

Extra drop-in: Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Wednesday 12 May and Monday 17 May at 13:00-14:00.

To drop-in

Social media

Follow us and our students who are abroad on Instagram.

You can also follow us on Facebook where we also post information on upcoming information sessions.

INFO SESSIONS 2020 - 2021

You can find all our info sessions in the student calendar and on our Facebook page.

Sign up for our mailing list in order to receive e-mail updates about upcoming information sessions and calls for applications.

It is also possible to book us for a presentation with your student organisation or nation. Send us a booking request at mobility@uu.se.

Last modified: 2021-05-10