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How can I make a novel antibiotic from functional organic compounds? Can I build a motor at the molecular level? Can I synthesize life-like artificial molecular systems? How can we make energy storage sustainable? You will encounter these questions and many more in the Master's degree programme in Chemistry at the University of Groningen.
The two-year programme is taught entirely in English and is embedded in an internationally-leading research environment. The programme offers a great deal of freedom in terms of topics and has a strong focus on research, with students spending 50% of their time in research labs.Research trackThe research track in the programme offers several specializations with the possibility to design your own programme:Catalysis in Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis, Synthetic and Chemical Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Modelling, and Solid State materials, and Sustainable energy.Research education track
Theoretical chemistry and computational modeling trackScience, Business and PolicyThis profile emphasizes the societal aspects of Science. You will gain valuable research experience and learn to implement your chemical knowledge in companies and policy organisations.The Chemistry research project takes place in a research group within or across one of these speciali




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Application requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY The Chemistry master is selective. Selection will be based on academic performance and motivation to determine if you will be selected for the master's programme. After you have registered via (before May 1st) your application will be requested to pass on to the Board of Admissions of the programme. Make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at for all the necessary information about the procedure.

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or relevant field. Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students from a Dutch HBO institute is published on:

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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