Chemistry, Biomedical (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- 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


Biomedical Chemistry (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

This unique bachelor’s degree in biomedical chemistry provides students with the necessary skills for biomedical research in the development and improvement of new and existing therapy concepts. Due to the complexity of the subject, biomedical issues can no longer be adequately solved through the use of traditional methods taught in other bachelor’s programs such as biology, chemistry or medicine. For this reason, the bachelor’s program for biomedical chemistry brings together the approaches from related fields while also using those unique to the biomedical chemistry field.

The degree program provides comprehensive education in the core subjects within chemistry (inorganic, organic and physical chemistry) and also covers the relevant biomedical subjects biochemistry, pharmaceutical and medical chemistry, cell biology, histology, anatomy and physiology. In comparison to a traditional chemistry degree, the workload for inorganic and physical chemistry is reduced, while math and physics are taught to the same extent. The degree program for biomedical chemistry differs from a typical degree program for biochemistry in the broadened education in the subjects organic and pharmaceutical and medical chemistry.

What makes studying at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz special is the wide range of chemical and biomedical fields available from molecular biology and immunology to radiopharmacy. With this wide range of subjects, the biomedical chemistry degree program provides the foundation for interdisciplinary work in a research-oriented field. It is for this reason that the degree is ideal for those who have wide interest in chemical or biochemical as well as medical or physiological topics and see their strengths within the fields of chemistry or biochemistry.

The biomedical chemist is able to implement interdisciplinary solutions due to the wide-ranging nature of the degree. When starting their career, the biomedical chemist competes with chemists, biochemists and scientists working in the field of natural sciences, depending on focus. Campus TV also made a video (in German only) about the bachelor’s program that can be watched here.


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).