Content updated 2019-03-13


In this session you find information about the next application round and the way your application will be assessed.

In order to apply you must submit the application formWord and include the following: 

Project PlanWord (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 September with the deadline 15th November, 2020 (the deadline was postponed because of the COVID situation). The possibility to apply for MFS scholarship is available to students heading to write their thesis during Spring 2021 and Autumn 2021.


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).

Contact at JU:

Deadlines 2020

15 November: students writing their thesis in spring 2021 and autumn 2021

Covid-19 information

Application is currently open and we welome new applications!

However, due to the situation with Covid-19, your application can only be conditionally approved. A conditional grant means that the scholarship can firstly be paid out after that the following conditions are met:

  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD) raises its dissuasion from travel to the country (and region) you intend to go to.
  • The country that is the subject of the field study can receive incoming travellers.
  • Confirmation from the contact person in the field that the project is achievable at the local level.