Chemistry lab


Everything around you is chemistry. Even you yourself are chemistry. In this Bachelor’s programme, you will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand the world at a molecular level.

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Something for you?

  • You will receive a solid, broad scientific grounding, based in theory, but also with lots of lab practicals. 
  • You participate in groundbreaking research at one of our research groups, for example on new medicines, ultra-sustainable materials or the origin of life.
  • Our students rate the easy-going and friendly atmosphere on campus and the close contact with teachers as some of the top reasons to study here.
  • On our campus you will have access to research facilities that are unique in the world!
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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We are at the start of a huge materials transition. If we want to replace plastics, we have to use other combinations of molecules.
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What will you learn

As a Chemistry student you study processes in detail, down to the molecular or even atomic level. To understand molecules or materials, or to create new applications by changing them. In the Chemistry Bachelor's programme, you learn to research the molecular world from both theory and practice. Through theoretical lectures, you study different areas of chemistry, such as organic chemistry, physical chemistry or biochemistry. During the course of your studies you can choose in which direction you want to specialise. In addition, you will learn the mathematical and physical concepts that are important to investigate and predict molecular processes. Because the world on the nanometer scale can only be studied experimentally, you receive extensive training in the practicalities of chemistry. For example, so that you understand the techniques for studying materials - such as lasers or magnetic fields - in detail. And of course an important part of your studies takes place in the lab; through experiments you get to know and study chemical reactions.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

As a Chemistry graduate you can get straight down to work after finishing your studies as there is virtually no unemployment among chemists. Companies are constantly seeking young talent and the education sector is in desperate need of teachers. After graduating as a chemist, you can continue doing research at a company or a university. You could also go in another direction, such as obtaining your first-level teaching qualification or work as consultant or manager.

Career prospects


Are you curious about which research questions chemists are concerned with, and what you also could be working on in your studies? We have more than 25 chemistry research groups that are working on urgent issues regarding sustainability, drug development, data storage, the origin of life, and much more.

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Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Bachelor's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.