Why study Chemistry in Nijmegen?

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. The ultimate goal is to design new molecules and materials in such a way that they possess the desired properties. You will also take various mathematics and physics subjects to give you a better understanding of chemical properties. You are introduced to the different branches within chemistry. You learn about organic and inorganic chemistry, broaden your knowledge on thermodynamics and are introduced to quantum mechanics. Lab courses are a large part of the study programme.


Chemistry: something for you?

  • You will receive a solid, broad scientific grounding.
  • You do lots of practicals, in which you put theory into practice and work closely with your fellow students.
  • Excellent supervision: all first-year students have a tutor and a student advisor who will answer all of your questions.
  • You will have personal contact with your lecturers, who are very approachable.
  • You will study alongside students of Molecular Life Sciences and Science.
  • You will have access to unique research facilities: NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and HFML-FELIX (high field magnets and free-electron laser).
  • There is close cooperation with companies: this opens up a host of internship possibilities during your Master’s and gives you a taste of the job market.
  • Study association Sigma takes care of the necessary relaxation during your time as a student. Sigma helps you with your studying and career, but also organises activities that allow you to meet your fellow students, alumni, and teachers.

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Research in Chemistry

Are you curious what type of research questions you could be studying if you choose Chemistry? Have a look at the videos below, in which our researchers talk about their work. 

Electrochemistry (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab)

During his 'interview tour' at the faculty, our dean Prof. Sijbrand de Jong talked to Evan Zhao about his research in electrochemistry and energy conversion.

Molecular Structure and Dynamics

During his 'interview tour' at the faculty, our dean Prof. Sijbrand de Jong visits Prof. Jos Oomens at HFML-FELIX. He conducts research using a combination of two techniques: mass spectrometry and infrared laser spectroscopy. With this combination it is possible to isolate a molecule from a complex mixture of substances and to map the structure of that one molecule properly. Jos Oomens uses the method for research into metabolic diseases that he does in collaboration with Radboudumc.