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Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

Chemistry - The Program

Chemistry relates to nearly every aspect of our lives. It lies at the heart of some of the world’s most advanced industries, for example, those focusing on pharmaceuticals, sustainable energy development, or even the food and beverage industry. The transdisciplinary Bachelor degree in Chemistry offers modules that include courses in nanomolecular science, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry; it also equips students with the relevant knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and industrial priorities. Over the course of the three-year study program, you will take extensive laboratory courses and conduct your own research projects during your third year of study.

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Career Perspectives

A degree in Chemistry prepares for a career in the areas of pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, materials and energy in environmental monitoring, and forensic science. Pursue a career as a production manager, business consultant, medical doctor, patent attorney, marketer, and even a politician.

Key Facts

Program Start Date 2019:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)


€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 6,650 living expenses


All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2019:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)


3 years full-time


Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study Chemistry at Jacobs University

  1. Profit from the small classes and close interaction with your Professors and fellow students
  2. Put on your lab coat and get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art lab facilities
  3. Engage in research and become a member of the scientific community
  4. Connect with our Alumni and broaden your network with professionals in your desired career area
  5. Combine Chemistry with a minor to sharpen your profile


Chemistry is a central science that connects the physical sciences with the natural and applied sciences. It is at the core of our everyday lives. It plays a key role in finding solutions to many global challenges such as climate change, sustainable energy development, agriculture and food security, provision of clean and safe water and health.

Studying Chemistry at Jacobs University opens a whole new world for you. Here you will learn to appreciate the connection between the macroscopic world that we experience and the microscopic world of atoms and molecules. Through the rigorous undergraduate study program, which provides a comprehensive education, you will also learn the importance of knowledge and its application to different scientific areas.

The highly-ranked Jacobs Chemistry program offers small class sizes and low student-to-professor ratios and it is guaranteed that you will get the attention and support you need to reach your highest potential. As early as your first semester, you can participate in research projects in labs run by distinguished chemists. In many cases, these projects involve exciting collaborations with research groups from other disciplines such as microbiology, electrophysiology and physics and can result in your first scientific publication already as an undergraduate student!


Study program structure


THE Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany

CHE Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Students & Alumni

"The scholarship shows me that I made the right decision."
As an exceptionally gifted student, Lisa has been awarded the August Wilhelm von Hofmann scholarship of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Lisa Tichagwa

Designing solutions for a healthier world has always been one of the great challenges of science. Food, plants and marine algae can have a positive effect on health similar to that of conventional medicine. However, scientists first have to identify and isolate bioactive substances and explore their safe application.
Life on campus
Jacobs Students come from all over the world to live and learn at Jacobs University. Our student body represents 110 nations. They form an ambitious campus community whose internationality is unprecedented in Europe. Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded 80-acre campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research.
CHE 2019: Successful right from the start - Jacobs University achieves top marks in CHE ranking for supporting its first-year students and for its internationality
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Lisa Tichagwa: An exceptional chemistry student
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