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For you who received MFS scholarship

Information and checklist for students who are selected for a MFS scholarship, what to do next:

1. Accept your awarded scholarship

  • Sign the MFS-Agreement that you receive from MFS coordinator and send back.
  • You also receive the documents: MFS Decision (in Swedish) and Student certificate (in English).
  • The payment of scholarship will be made to your bank account after your signed agreement reaches MFS coordinator.


2. Preparation meeting and material

  • Mandatory preparation meeting (health, safety etc) at JU prior departure.
  • Access to the preparation material produced by SIDA.


3. Book airline ticket

  • Book your turn and return ticket (cancellation insurance is recommended).
  • Be aware of the MFS time requirement, 8 weeks - 56 days!
  • Send your travelling documents to MFS coordinator.
  • Insurance certificates are issued for you when the travelling documents have been handed in. Please do this latest three weeks before your departure in order to issue the insurance certificate.


4. Insurance

  • All MFS students will be insured by JU, insurance Student OUT provided by Kammarkollegiet.
  • Read the scope and conditions.

5. Travel recommendations

  • Check regularly the current travel recommendations for your country at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.
  • Download the app UD Resklar and get updates before and during your stay abroad.
  • JU must ensure that project participants are informed about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) travel information before and during travelling.
  • If necessary, consult your question/s with the relevant foreign authority.

6. Safety

  • The safety status in the country you are going to might change.
  • If the UD travel information contains a refusal to reside in a country or country area or states that "only necessary travel should occur" ("avrådan från onödiga resor" in Swedish), project participants cannot travel to/stay in the country/country area. This is superior to the condition of coherent field study time of eight weeks.
  • Register your stay abroad at the "Svensklistan" Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster. provided by the Embassy of Sweden. The contact information may be used by UD / Embassy, if needed, to quickly contact you if a consular crisis would affect the country in which you are located.


7. Health tips


8. Research permit

  • Some countries require research permit for a study like MFS. In this case, the contact person in the host country should inform you about that.
  • Check this in advance so you can start your field study straight away.

9. Ethical Guidelines


10. Passport and Visa

  • Make sure that your passport is valid during the entire stay and even 6 months after returning home.
  • Check the website of the embassy for visa information and contact the embassy if there are detailed questions about the visa.


11. Ready for your MFS adventure!

1. Save your boarding cards

  • You have to submit your boarding cards to JU MFS coordinator, electronically by e-mail. It is OK to take a picture of boarding cards.
  • If you have one or more stopovers, save boarding passes for the total trip.


2. Keep contact

  • Keep you updated about the safety situation in the host country.
  • Keep contact with your JU-supervisor and contact person in the host country and remember to inform them (inclusive MFS coordinator/International Office) if something unexpected happens.


3. Social media

  • Since you are awarded MFS scholarship, you are encouraged to inspire others to take the opportunity to apply for MFS. Help Jönköping University to spread information about the MFS program on social media! Please send your pictures/videos to MFS coordinator. We might also ask you to take over the intagram account for a week.
  • Sign a photo agreement Pdf, 24.2 kB. allowing us to use your pictures/videos in promotions purposes. Send it back to MFS coordinator.

1. Submit your boarding cards to MFS coordinator


2. Hand in your reports (mandatory!)

  • Student report from JU???? JU MFS Report, Report template???
  • Student report from MFS/SIDA
  • You will receive a link to the report from MFS coordinator at the end of your field study.



4. Book a debriefing meeting with MFS coordinator

After you have done both UHR and JU report you are welcome to book a time for a debriefing meeting with MFS coordinator.

5. Submit your travel story (mandatory!)

Within 3 weeks after your home return, you should submit your travel story to MFS coordinator by e-mail.
The topics you can include in your travel story:
- present you and the reason why you applied for MFS
- present your research idea and how it was writing thesis abroad, present shortly the host country and the situation in your field there
- how did you experience the country, organization (NGO), or school you visited
- name most significant differences you did experience in your professional field
- how did you manage all practicalities (as accommodation, visa etc.)
- share the highlights from your stay
- Share the tips and challenges that can help next students
- describe your personal development

Do not forget to include pictures (or videos) preferably in a separate e-mail. Please