Master of Science in Chemistry

The online application is available during the following times:
for the winter semester 15 April to 31 May
for the summer semester 15 October to 30 November

Applications (including all supporting documents) must be submitted  in paper form and received by Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 5, 89081 Ulm by the application cut-off date.
Ulm University does not accept applications and supporting documents/certificates sent by e-mail.

Entrance Requirements

  • Entrance requirements for the Master of Science in Chemistry are:

a) The certificate of a bachelor's degree in Chemistry or another programme with largely equivalent contents obtained at any German or foreign higher education institution, or a qualification which is recognised as equivalent at the level of at least three years of study

b) A bachelor's degree with an overall grade of at least 2.5, or study achievements and examination results achieved up to the application cut-off date of at least 138 credit points (ECTS) with a preliminary overall grade of at least 2.5 Applicants with a bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 3.3 or better, or with study achievements and exam results of at least 138 credit points (ECTS) and a preliminary overall grade of 3.3 or better are required to demonstrate their suitability for the master’s programme in a selection interview.

The admission statute you can find here.


Required documents

If not stated otherwise, please attach the following documents to your online application :

  • application form (original);
  • data protocol (protocol of the online application);
  • if you have completed a higher education degree: copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate (or any other degree that is recognised as equivalent at the level of at least three years of study) in Chemistry or a related programme, as well as a transcript of records issued by the higher education institution stating subjects, grades and credit points (ECTS);
  • if you have not yet completed your degree: transcript of records issued by the higher education institution stating all study achievements and exam results, including subjects and grades as well as a preliminary overall grade and overall credit points (ECTS/CP) obtained up to the application cut-off date;
  • form for additional subject-specific details;
  • for name changes: certificate of name change;
  • if the study qualifications were not obtained at a German-speaking institution or were not taught in German, additional documentation is required:
    • copies of the original certificates plus copies of the certified translations into German or English, as well as grading system of the foreign institution
    • applicants from China, Mongolia, Vietnam: the original of the APS certificate
    • certificate of sufficient German language proficiency (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF 4 x 4, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, higher education entrance assessment examination) You need to provide proof of German language proficiency at skill level B2 by the time of the application cut-off date.

Bachelor's degree graduates of Ulm University

If you hold a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Management from Ulm University, an application is not required. You can go to the Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) instead and fill out an 'application for change of programme' (Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel) as soon as you graduate, given that your grades meet the requirements as stated in the admission statute (final grade 1.0 - 2.5 immediate enrolment in master's programme / final grade 2.6 - 3.3 invitation for selection interview).