Chemistry, Biology and Ecology of Truffle-Forming Fungi, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Summer 2022, 25%, Campus

    Start date: 6 June 2022

    End date: 28 August 2022

    Application deadline: 15 March 2022

    Application code: UU-87201 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


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: Roll call and course introduction (distance-based by link) Tuesday, June 7th 2022 at 15:15-17:00. Classes are given on Campus Gotland during week 24 (Monday 13 June - Friday 17 June) and week 34 (Wednesday 24 August - Friday 26 August). Additional weeks are intended for individual studies part-time and can be done elsewhere.

About the course

Truffles have been surrounded by myths throughout history, but the science of this fungal life form is even more intriguing. This course will give you a background to the evolution, species richness, chemistry and function of truffles, explaining their use, growth and cultivation. We visit a natural truffle habitat and a truffle orchard on the island of Gotland and learn to identify some of the economically important species.

More information


Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Biomedicinskt centrum BMC, Husargatan 3

Box 591, 751 24 UPPSALA