• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Everything around you is chemistry- even you. In this Chemistry programme at Radboud University, 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.
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in Chemistry focuses on the world at the molecular level. You will explore a number of topics, including physics and mathematics to give you a better understanding of chemical properties. You will also study alongside other students from the life sciences, so you can explore fields outside of your own. In your third year you are free to take electives and focus on the topics that you are most interested in.

At the beginning of you programme, you will be given a tutor and student advisor to help you through your first year. You will also have the opportunity to work on research skills and use state-of-the-art research facilities: NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), FEL (free-electron laser) and HFML (High Field Magnet Laboratory).

What will you learn?

  • Gain background knowledge in a number of fields, including practical Chemistry, Physics and other natural science
  • Get experience putting theory into practice and work closely with your fellow students

  • Learn about the basics of conducting and communicating research

Career prospects

A survey into the careers of Nijmegen scientists shows students end up in a wide range of sectors. After the first job, there is a sharp rise in the number of management and communication positions. After working for about ten years, those without a PhD work mainly as managers in a chemical or technological environment, while those with a PhD often become specialists with a managerial role.

Where do chemists work?

  • Universities and research institutes
  • Company R&D departments
  • Business services
  • Educational institutions
  • Non-profit services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Skills
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Analysis 
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 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 accepted English tests, have a look at the language requirements. For Mathematics tests: we accept the Mathematics B tests from the CCVX and Boswell-Bèta.
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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