Stipend for international thesis work

Last changed: 28 May 2024

There is now an opportunity to do field work for your thesis in a low- or middle-income country, with financial support from SLU through Erasmus+ (funded by the European Commission) or Minor Field Studies (MFS) (funded by Sida).

The purpose of this call is to increase the interest for, and enable experiences from, partnerships for sustainable global development among students at SLU. Approximately twenty SLU students will during the autumn semester 2024 have the opportunity to do field work and collect data for thesis work in a low- or middle-income country according to the list "Möjliga samarbetsländer". Before departure, all students that have been granted stipends will need to take part in a preparatory course.

You may apply for one or both types of stipend with the same application.

Apply for the stipend by: August 13, 2024 at 13:00 CEST

Travel period

From 1 October to 31 January 2025 for MFS and from 1 October 2024 to 31 July 2025 for Erasmus+. Length of travel should be a minimum of 60 days (eight weeks).


For MFS funded by Sida: maximum 30 000 SEK. The stipend co-finances costs that occur for the student to implement the field study.

For Erasmus+: The amount depends on the number of days of travel and the destination and should contribute to travel and support for accommodation. The stipend is estimated to 700 Euro per month for cost of living and between 820-1500 Euro for travel costs depending on distance to the country you are travelling to. Additional funds may be available for applicants currently receiving disability support at SLU, or students accompanied by their children. 


for both Erasmus+ and MFS

The student

  • must carry out degree work at undergraduate or advanced level (candidate or master's level) at SLU with an examiner of the degree work at SLU
  • is actively enrolled as a student at SLU and signed up for a degree course.
  • has a Swedish bank account.
  • has never started an education at postgraduate (PhD) level.

Additional eligibility requirements specific for MFS

The student

  • is a Swedish citizen or has a permanent residence permit (PUT) in Sweden. Students with only EU citizens' permanent right of residence (PUR) are not eligible. Students from other Nordic countries who are not Swedish citizens may be eligible if they have been registered in Sweden for at least one year at the time of SLU's decision on the allocation of stipends.
  • Has not been granted another Sida funded stipend for the field study period. If a student applies for stipends from several universities for the same field study period, that should be clearly stated in the application.

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