Chemistry (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

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:

Open admission


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.Sc.)

Computational Sciences (M.Sc.)


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

Chemistry is a field of the natural sciences that deals with the properties of chemical elements and their compounds. The process of chemical reactions is analyzed and synthetically used in combination with different external parameters such as changes in pressure and temperature. By applying physical research methods and experimental observations, model concepts are developed that lead to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the properties of substances, such as the composition and reaction behavior of molecules and solids. Due to the manifold interdisciplinary contacts of chemistry with biology, physics, pharmacy, and medicine, special emphasis in teaching and research have developed in the following areas: Inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, theoretical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, nuclear chemistry. The results of chemical research can, for instance, be applied in materials research, medicine, pharmaceutics, environmental protection, and the synthesis of natural substances.

What is unique about studying Chemistry at Mainz University is the exceptionally wide range of specialization offers as well as a new building with 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).