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Study Chemistry in Germany

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Chemistry is all around us: We are surrounded by interacting substances in both the animate and inanimate world. Chemists have developed many materials and active ingredients that have become indispensable in our everyday lives – medicines, certain foods, microchips, cosmetics, textiles, fuels – these are just some of many developments. As a chemist, you will spend a lot of time in laboratories researching these things.


91 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Final Examination, Diplom, State Examination

German, English

1-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

Chemistry is an experimental science that deals with the substances that you encounter wherever you look. What are these substances composed of and what is their structure? What are their specific properties and how might they be transformed? According to what rules do these substances interact with each other? Chemistry deals with all these questions and more. As a student, you will learn the theoretical foundations and then further examine their practical applications in the laboratory.
In addition to other natural sciences, especially physics and mathematics, you will deal with different types of chemistry:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Food chemistry
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry

The courses of study consist of a great deal of practical laboratory work. You will spend approximately half of your time in laboratories, including the practical exercises during the semester. Most of your internships will also be internal laboratory internships.
After completing your degree, career paths in many different sectors are open to you. In addition to the chemical industry, chemists are also sought after in the pharmaceutical industry, the food and consumer goods industry, and many other sectors. If you choose to complete a PhD, which is quite common in chemistry, a career in science and research is of course also an option.

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