Chemistry - Master of Science (MSc)

  • required language proficiency: English
  • places not limited

Important!

Applications for this study programme are paperless. Please upload the required application documents with your personal upload assistant. You will receive a link once you have completed the online application. We will not accept paper documents.

Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

Counselling is done by email or phone at the times listed below.

Application periods

winter semester:    15 April - 31 May
                                
summer semester: 15 Oct. - 30 Nov.

This is how you apply:

Step 1: Online application
You apply online.

Step 2: You submit your documents
Upload the required application documents using the upload assistant. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

You must upload all documents by the last day of 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 completion of your online application and within the application period, you must upload the following documents using your personal upload assistant (you will receive the link to your upload assistant once you have completed your online application):

    • 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: 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:
    • Proof does not need authentication
    • Applications with missing details or documents will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent on paper
    • Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
    • If you are unable to apply to Ulm University and carry out the application procedure yourself, it is possible to give someone the power of attorney to apply and provide information. Valid forms of authorisation:
      - notarised letter of authority
      - power of attorney
      - letter of authority- download template in PDF format
  • Information on the master's programme Chemistry

    Further information on the master's programme Chemistry.

  • Bachelor's degree graduates of Ulm University

    If you hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (FSPO versions 2013 or 2017) or a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Management (only FSPO version 2013) from Ulm University, no application is required. You file an application for change of programme (Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel) at Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) as soon as you complete your bachelor's programme and meet the admission requirements as defined in the Admissions statutes of the master’s programme in Chemistry (bachelor’s degree grade 3.0 or better, and adequate proof of English proficiency).

    If you hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Management (FSPO version 2017)  from Ulm University, an application is waived under the following condition: Your Transcript of Records shows that you completed the elective area “D3” in accordance with FSPO 2017 (25 CP in chemistry). In this case, you file an application for change of programme (Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel) at Studiensekretariat as soon as you complete your bachelor's programme and meet the admission requirements for the master’s programme in Chemistry as defined in the Admissions statutes of the master’s programme in Chemistry (bachelor’s degree grade 3.0 or better, and adequate proof of English proficiency). If you completed elective area ”D2”, you must formally apply within the applicable period. Your admission is then tied to conditions. Elective area “D1” does not qualify you for admission to the master’s programme in Chemistry.