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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 10900

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About Chemistry at University of Groningen

Chemistry in Groningen is the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

How can you make a flexible solar cell that can be fixed to anything? How can you build a molecular-scale motor? These are some of the fascinating questions that you will try to answer as a chemist.

Chemistry is the study of molecules and how they interact. As a chemist equipped with this knowledge, you can produce new substances and materials or devise solutions for all sorts of problems. 

Chemistry is a broad discipline has many parallels with other science subjects such as physics, mathematics, astronomy and biology. If you are interested in exploring the interfaces with those subjects, you can do so in Groningen! You can expand your knowledge of chemistry and discover and apply new materials. 
Working on the environment, medicines or new foods ...What will you choose?

As a chemist you will have excellent career prospects. There are openings in a variety of areas, such as business, health care, environmental inspection and education.

Chemists are often involved in the development of new medicines,or in the search for new synthetic materials with special properties. Another path is the creation of a more sustainable world because trough solutions for generating energy, for example using sunlight or motion.

Chemistry in Groningen is the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

How can you make a flexible solar cell that can be fixed to anything? How can you build a molecular-scale motor? These are some of the fascinating questions that you will try to answer as a chemist.

Chemistry is the study of molecules and how they interact. As a chemist equipped with this knowledge, you can produce new substances and materials or devise solutions for all sorts of problems.
Chemistry is a broad discipline has many parallels with other science subjects such as physics, mathematics, astronomy and biology. If you are interested in exploring the interfaces with those subjects, you can do so in Groningen! You can expand your knowledge of chemistry and discover and apply new materials.
Working on the environment, medicines or new foods ...What will you choose?

As a chemist you will have excellent career prospects.There are openings in a variety of areas, such as business, healthcare, environmental inspection and education.

Chemists are often involved in the development of new medicines,or in the search for new synthetic materials with special properties. Another path is the creation of a more sustainable world because trough solutions for generating energy, for example using sunlight or motion.

After your studies

Job prospects

A commercial function, doing research or optimize factories:when you have finished this programme many options are open to you.Graduates usually have no problem finding a job, whether that is in the Netherlands or abroad.

After the Bachelor's programme you can move on to one of theMaster's programmes in Chemistry, Biomolecular Sciences orEnvironmental Sciences, or the Top Master's degree programme inNanoscience.

Excellent career opportunities

Look for an international commercial position, become an inspector, or do research - there are many paths open to you with a degree in Chemistry! Most students find a job soon after graduating, in a wide range of occupations.

Business and research

If you want to work as a researcher, you can do this at a university, but also in industry. For example, you could work in medical and biochemical research, and there are plenty of opportunities in the food and the synthetics industries. In general, graduates progress to a management position after a coupleof years.

Manager, adviser, inspector or...

If you're not interested in a research career, you could work as a manger or adviser in the business world at a multinational or ata non-governmental organization. Some graduates also work asinspectors.

A commercial function, doing research or optimize factories:when you have finished this programme many options are open to you.Graduates usually have no problem finding a job, whether that is in the Netherlands or abroad.

Dit kan op een R&D-afdeling in de chemische,biotechnologische of farmaceutische industrie zijn maar ook op eenuniversiteit. Je bent dan bijvoorbeeld betrokken bij geneeskundigen biochemisch onderzoek, maar ook in de levensmiddelen- ofkunststofindustrie zijn volop mogelijkheden.
Over het algemeen stroom je na een aantal jaren onderzoek doendoor naar managementfuncties. Een aantal afgestudeerden kiestbewust voor een carrière in het buitenland of bij eenmultinational.
Afgestudeerde scheikundigen en technische scheikundigen van deRijksuniversiteit Groningen werken onder andere bij Akzo Nobel,Shell, University of Cambridge, Belastingdienst, Syncom, Bioclear,TU Eindhoven.

Uiteraard kun je ook kiezen voor communicatie en onderwijs. Nade bachelor kun je de master Educatie& Communicatie in de Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappenvolgen. Hierna ben je eerstegraads docent en kun je lesgeven opiedere middelbare school, op elk niveau.

Job examples

  • Industrial researcher
  • Scientific researcher
  • Management function
  • Commercial positions
  • Teacher
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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 10900 per year

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

knowledge minimumNo further information
language test

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92,a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT: http://www.rug.nl/(...)issions/bsc/languagefor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc ApplicationProcedure' pages at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)lor-degree-programme

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Een voldoende op je vwo-Engels is aan te bevelen omdat deopleiding Engelstalig is.

other admission requirements

Heb je een andere vooropleiding, zoals een HBO-propedeuse of eenniet-toereikend vwo-diploma? Kijk dan voor meer informatie over detoelatingsprocedure via de Toelatingscommissie BSc opleidingen FSEop:

http://www.rug.nl/(...)lating-inschrijving/

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

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