BSc in Chemistry



What will I learn?

Everything around you is chemistry. Even you yourself are chemistry. In this Bachelor’s programme, you will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand the world at a molecular level. The ultimate goal is to design new molecules and materials in such a way that they possess the desired properties.

What will you learn?

Chemists are curious people. They want to understand a process in detail, up to the molecular or even atomic level. Moreover, they are creative: always looking for ways to improve the properties of molecules or even design one from scratch. To be able to do that, you need to understand the demands from the users of the material. This requires a flexible mindset and communicative skills.

As the world at the nanometer scale can only be studied by doing experiments, you’ll get extensive training in the practical aspects of Chemistry. You’ll also get physics courses, for a thorough understanding of the techniques that make use of light or magnetic fields. This makes an excellent preparation for a career in science. Most of our students ultimately end up in large chemical, pharma or food companies.

Future career opportunities

  • Scientist at research departments of chemical or pharmaceutical
  • companies and organisations
  • Consultant for IT, business and non-profit service providers
  • Teacher at secondary schools or universities
  • Researcher at universities and research institutes
  • Founder of your own business
  • Researcher or business developer in a spin-off company

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (13,25,440) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International educational qualifications: If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as language requirements). You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure. English Language Requirements: As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain: a Dutch vwo-diploma; an International Baccalaureate diploma; a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 2 or Language 1; a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing an English-taught educational programme at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States; If you don't meet the above mentioned language conditions, you must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements: a TOEFL iBT total score of 80, all four sub-scores 20; an IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0, all four sub-scores 6.0; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

If you have a non-Dutch Secondary School degree, your previous education will be assessed on an individual basis by the Admissions Officer of the Faculty of Science to determine whether it is of sufficient level. If the level is sufficient, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as taking an English or Mathematics test).

For Chemistry, you can prove your English language proficiency by obtaining one of the following diplomas: • A Dutch VWO diploma; • An International Baccalaureate Diploma (diploma programme) • A European Baccalaureate Diploma, with English Language 2 or English Language 1 • GCE A-Levels • A diploma equivalent to, or higher than the Dutch VWO diploma, with English as the only language of instruction, obtained at an institution in an EU/EEA member state, Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.

IELTS Academic: overall score at least 6.5, sub-scores at least 6.0, TOEFL iBT: total score at least 90, sub-scores at least 20, Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE), scores ≥ C.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).


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