Chemistry (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
T-/TI- or T- or M-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in all semesters


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Chemistry (M.Ed.)


Institutes and Institutions of Facutly 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geo Sciences


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geo Sciences


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Students taking the Bachelor's degree program in Chemistry as part of the teacher training course at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz receive a "Bachelor of Education". The standard period of study is three years. In addition to Chemistry, the course also includes a second teaching subject, Educational Sciences, and compulsory teaching experience in schools. With a view to working in a school, graduates are taught to give lessons in chemistry in a competent and clear manner that is appropriate for the age of the pupils. Alongside lessons on the basic theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry, students also attend lessons on teaching methods and approaches. One key element of the training is the practical implementation and application of the methods learned during teaching experience in schools. The Bachelor's course is completed with a Bachelor's dissertation.

Unlike many other universities, the range of lectures and practical experience is tailored to the specific requirements of students who are training to be teachers, usually with special events for students on the teacher training course. The new Chemistry Department building provides excellent working conditions


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).