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Admission requirements and regulations for exemptions

Admission to the Master's programme Chemistry is no longer possible. Instead you can apply for the Master's programme Molecular Sciences.

In September 2020 the master's programmes in Chemistry, Molecular Life Sciences, and Science joined into a single master's programme Molecular Sciences.

Students who started before August 2020 will have the chance to graduate in the current programmes until August 31st 2023.

Admission requirements for students with a Dutch university Bachelor’s degree

In order to get admission to the Master’s programme of Chemistry, you need a completed Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of science:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Technology
  • An equivalent chemistry-related programme

The Admissions Office will consider whether or not students have met the requirements that apply for admission to the Master's programme of their choice.

Admission requirements for students with a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch University College or University of Applied Sciences (HBO)

In order to get admission to this Master’s programme, you need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in combination with a completed minor or pre-Master’s programme of 30-45 EC.

Please contact study adviser Ms W. Philipse.

The Admissions Office will consider whether or not students have met the requirements that apply for admission to the Master's programme in Chemistry.

Admission requirements for students with a foreign Bachelor’s degree

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Chemistry

Entering the Master’s programme in Chemistry requires a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Technology
  • An equivalent Chemistry-related programme

Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admissions Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Admissions Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.

  1. A proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
    • A TOEFL score of >575 (paper based) or >232 (computer based) or >90 (internet based)
    • An IELTS score of >6.5
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Regulations concerning exemptions

If you believe that you already master the material of one or more of the courses you may apply for (an) exemption(s) at the Admissions Office. Based on your academic record they will then decide whether or not to grant the exemption(s). Whatever the outcome, your degree will have to contain 120 EC of new courses, meaning that you will have to do another course to make up for the exempted EC.