Chemistry - Master of Science (MSc)

  • required language proficiency: English
  • places not limited

Application periods

winter semester:     15 April - 31 May
                                
summer sem.: 15 October-30 November

Online application

Application is currently not available!

How to apply:

1. Step: Online application
Apply online and print out the application for admission as well as the data view.

2. Step: Submit documents
Send the signed application including all application documents to

Universität Ulm
Abteilung II-1 Zulassung
89069 Ulm | Germany

All documents must be received in paper form within the application period.

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Further information

  • Entrance requirements

    • Proof of a completed academic degree of bachelor of science, state examination or any comparable degree after a minimum six-semester study programme in the subject chemistry as well as the ability to work scientifically respectively in a basically- and methods-oriented way and to solve complex and difficult problems.
      A study programme in chemistry requires that the degree encompasses examinations from the following areas:
      a) Examination achievements in the chemistry modules amounting to not less than
          85 credit points, and
      b) Examiniation achievements in chemistry labs amounting to not less than 25
          credit points, and
      c) proof of practical (laboratory) skills. These comprise advanced knowledge and
          skills in inorganic and organic synthesis, in qualitative/quantitative analysis using
          up-to-date methods, as well as in physicochemical methods and contexts
          including basics of quantum chemistry.

      Examination results must comply with one of the following criteria
      • final grade of an academic degree with grade 3.0 or better,
        or if the degree has not yet been completed
      • examination results weighted according to credit points, showing an average grade of 3.0 or better by the application deadline. The examination results must be documented in a current transcript of records.
      • Moreover, applicants can be admitted if they prove that they are among the best 20% of their year.

    • Proof of an adequate command of English at level C 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). This proof may be
      • 7.0 points or more in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • First Certificate in English (A), Certificate in Advanced English (A-C) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (A-C) in Cambridge exam
      • 490 (listening), 455 (reading), 200 (speaking) and 200 (writing) points or more in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
      • 95 points or more in the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based (TOEFL iBT)
      • level III or level IV of the UNIcert
      • level CEFR C 1 or higher as shown on the higher education entrance qualification. Any level of language proficiency which is in parts on and in parts lower than level CEFR C1 is not recognised, or
      • any examination achievement passed at a higher education institution from the field of English language teaching with C1 explicitly shown as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, if this is indicated in the transcript of records.
      This does not apply to applicants whose bachelor's or other degree programme was taught exclusively in English.

    For legally binding information please see the MSc Chemistry admissions statutes.

  • Application documents

    Upon completing the online application you need to submit the following documents in paper form within the application deadline:

    • Application for admission (with original signature)
    • data view (protocol of the online application)
    • Form requesting subject-specific additional information, inclusively the required proofs
    • Certificate of completed academic degree of bachelor of science, state examination or any comparable degree after a minimum six-semester study programme in the subject chemistry as well as a proof of the ability to work scientifically respectively in a basically- and methods-oriented way and to solve complex and difficult problems
    • Transcript of records of the examinations taken during the degree programme with the final grade of the academic degree
    • If the bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed: Transcript of records of all examination achievements completed by the time of application indicating the average grade based on examination results
    • For applicants with a degree from abroad: grading system of the study abroad indicating the minimum grade required for passing the academic degree as well as the highest grade possible. If this information is not given in the degree certificate/transcript, it must be provided separately on an official document or letter
    • Proof of adequate English language competence
    • For applicants with a degree from China or Vietnam: the original APS certificate
    • Certificates and comparable documents demonstrating the previous career (CV/CurriculumVitae), not more than two pages, as well as proof of vocational training and/or practical work and any previous studies allowing conclusions about aptitude for this programme
    • Letter of motivation: a written report of not more than one page (in German or English) in which the personal and subject-related reasons for applying for the chosen study programme are stated and in which the choice of programme is explained
    • Additional official translation of the documents into English or German, if the originals are not in English or German

      Please note:
    • Simple, non-attested copy of each document, no authentication needed (exemption: APS certificate)
    • Incomplete applications (missing details or documents) will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent by email
    • The application documents become property of Ulm University and will not be returned. Therefore, please do not send originals. Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
    • If you are absent during the application process and therefore cannot apply at Ulm University yourself, it is possible to authorise someone else to do so for you. Valid forms of authorisation:
      - notarised letter of authority
      - power of attorney
      - letter of authority- download template in PDF format
      Please note: signatures must be originals

  • Information on the master's programme Chemistry

    Further information on the master's programme Chemistry.

  • Bachelor's degree graduates of Ulm University

    If you received a bachelor's degree in 'Chemie' or in 'Wirtschaftschemie (only graduations based on the subject-specific study and examination regulations of 1 July 2013)' from Ulm University, you need not apply for the study programme. You apply for change of degree programme in the student administration and examination office (Studiensekretariat) as soon as you have completed your bachelor's programme and thus comply with access conditions according to the admissions statutes for the Master's  programme in Chemistry (grade of bachelor's degree 3.0 or better and adequate demand of English).