For some programmes and courses, there is a possibility to travel abroad to collect data for your thesis or degree project. To see if this possibility is open to you, begin by checking the syllabus of your programme and the course in which you are doing the thesis.


The Erasmus+ programme offers the possibility of applying for a scholarship. Examples of what the scholarship can cover include data collection at a company or organisation, degree projects or field studies. Scholarship work must be undertaken in Europe.

More information about Erasmus+ scholarships

Minor Field Studies 

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship of SEK 27,000 financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. The scholarship is open for students with Swedish citizenship or a permanent residence permit, who wish to travel to a low or middle-income country to collect data for their bachelor’s or master’s thesis. Data collection must be for a period of at least eight weeks.

Malmö University has a blog devoted to Minor Field Studies with information about how to apply, as well as student testimonies. 

To the Minor Field Studies site

Information regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the University is following the updates and recommendations from The Public Health Agency.

Information and recommendations regarding the coronavirus