International Summer School in Synthetic Biology, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • The course is cancelled.

    Summer 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 25 July 2022

    End date: 21 August 2022

    Application deadline: 15 March 2022

    Application code: UU-17403

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry requirements: 30 credits (equivalent to half a year of full-time studies) from a Bachelor's programme in biotechnology, biological science or chemistry, including at least one course in chemistry, molecular biology or microbiology.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833

Please note: Since the course is aimed primarily at students outside Sweden, we offer a service package that includes accommodation, food and social activities. This package costs 15,000 SEK. For fee-paying students, this cost is not included in the tuition fee.

About the course

This is a course for students that have previous knowledge in molecular biology and chemistry and would like training in experimental molecular biology in an international environment. The course is focused on some of the basic tools used in synthetic biology and both predesigned experiments and smaller research projects will be performed. Lectures include introduction to synthetic biology, biosafety, bioethics and presentation techniques. You will also practice generic skills such as design, performance and analysis of experiments, problem solving and communication of scientific results.

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