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Important: Please note that the MFS programme has been discontinued by SIDA and therefore there will be no more application rounds for MFS starting autumn 2022.

More information about SIDA's decision on the discountinuation of the programme can be found on the following link (page in Swedish)

Jönköping University does not currently have any further information.

Those students who have already received a scholarship, or a decision that they have been granted a scholarship will be able to complete their study by 31 May 2023.

In order to apply you must submit the application form Word, 86.7 kB. and include the following: 

Project plan Word, 79.6 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster. (incl. budget description) - use the template (!)
• Invitation letter from the host institution

• Transcript of records (available at Service Center)

• Curriculum vitae (CV)

• Copy of passport

• Residence permit (if applicable)

• Eventually other recommendations related to previous international experiences, global issues and developing countries.

All application documents must be in English.

If you are writing your thesis in a pair, submit the application as one. We recommend students to scan all documents into one big document. It means that the application will be just one but will include documents for two persons. Project plan and Invitation letter will be the same for both persons and copy of passport, CV, Transcript of records and ev. recommendations will be individual for each person.

Submit your application through e-mail at:

The next call for applicants opens in early March with the deadline 15th May, 2022. The possibility to apply for MFS scholarship is available to students heading to write their thesis during autumn 2022 and spring 2023.


1. Academic relevance of the field study
2. The relevance of the field study for the host country / host organization
3. Feasibility of the project
4. Ethical feasibility
5. The project's connection to the Global Goals
6. Personal suitability and maturity to complete the field study
7. Ability to produce the thesis in English or the official language of the host country
8. The field study's arrangements with special regard to safety aspects
9. Reasonableness of the applicant's budget

The results will be announced within 3 weeks after the application deadline.

For essential application information read through "Application Guidelines" page carefully (see left menu).