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What will I learn?

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.

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.

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 the Master's programmes in Chemistry, Biomolecular Sciences or Environmental Sciences, or the Top Master's degree programme in Nanoscience.

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 couple of 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 at a non-governmental organization. Some graduates also work as inspectors.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
€14,000.00 (11,30,856) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

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

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.

IELTS overall band: 6.5

TOEFL internet based: 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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