Swedish Nature, 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-17425

    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) on a Bachelor's programme in biology, including at least one course in ecology, zoology or botany.


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 conducted in the form of field studies at two different field stations (in Bohuslän on the Swedish west coast and in Uppland), there is a course fee of 4500 SEK. For fee-paying students this cost is not included in the tuition fee.

About the course

This course is recommended for students with no or little previous knowledge about European ecosystems. It gives insights in ecosystem structure and function in boreal ecosystems (terrestrial and aquatic), as well as practical field methods for community analysis in these ecosystems. Furthermore, the course gives a good opportunity to compare with the nature in the student's own part of the world. In particular, we draw attention to comparisons with the vegetation in climatically and geologically similar parts of northeast Asia.

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA

Email: info@ibg.uu.se

Study counsellor biology

Email: studycounsellor@ibg.uu.se