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Applied Natural Science

Study concept

Applied Natural Science encompasses the three disciplines physics, chemistry and biotechnology. It combines a broad general education in the field of natural sciences with application-oriented research and teaches interdisciplinary skills and problem-solving strategies.

The bachelor's program combines a broad scientific fundamental background with a high level of practical relevance. This way, biologists are trained who have also attended lectures in quantum theory. And physicists who have studied the oxygen production of algae. The programme enables students to quickly familiarize themselves with complex interdisciplinary topics and recognize causal relationships. In the professional life, the knowledge acquired can then be easily applied to a variety of other problems.

In the bachelor's program, the development and training of both theoretical and practical skills and knowledge is promoted in equal measure. The first four semesters provide a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. The fifth and sixth semesters contain the so-called in-depth phase, which is characterized by individually compilable elective modules as well as the bachelor thesis oriented towards the master's focus areas. In preparation for the bachelor thesis, the subject-specific specialization takes place in a selected direction.

Please note that the language of the program is german. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programs taught in English language.



Faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Bioscience (Faculty 2)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
6 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement

Abitur (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization

Course language
Professional advice
Dr Anke Schwarzer
Clemens-Winkler-Bau, Centre 2.210
Leipziger Strasse 29
Bildungsbeauftragte_NAT [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 2
Leipziger Str. 29, 09599 Freiberg
fsr2 [at]
Job opportunities
  • Research and Development in semiconductor industry like Bosch, FCM, Global Foundries, Hanwha QCells,  Infineon, Intel, Meyer Burger, Siltronic, TSMC, X-FAB etc.
  • Small and medium-size enterprises: Production and services in scientific and technical fields
  • Research, development and management: in particular interdisciplinary basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, life sciences and materials sciences
  • Clinics, laboratories, research institutes like Max Planck, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz or Leibniz, large-scale research facilities
  • Large-scale industry: In areas such as environmental protection, sales, public relations, patenting

Why study Applied Natural Science at TUBAF?

If you are interested in several natural sciences and would like to have the possibility of a directly subsequent, German-language Master's degree with various specialisations, TUBAF offers you a study programme in Applied Natural Science that is unique in Germany! Here you can acquire a profound scientific understanding of the great challenges of our time - from energy generation, storage and conversion to nano- and microelectronics and biotechnology. And all of this in a family atmosphere with ideal supervision conditions.

Information on further study programs at TUBAF

After your Bachelor’s degree in Applied Natural Science you are admitted to the consecutive Master’s program. Here you can choose one of the four specialisations:

  • Environment – Biotechnology – Analytics 
  • Solid State Physics
  • Semiconductor Technology and Photovoltaik
  • Theory of Electronic Structure of Matters

Still, you are free to choose modules from different science branches for continuing interdisciplinary education.

Interests and skills you should bring along

  • interest in all natural sciences: biology, physics and chemistry
  • interest in interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary topics
  • fundamental mathematics familiarity

Getting to know the study programs

You are very welcome to visit us and get to know Freiberg, our university and the study programme! We offer the following possibilities:

  • Campustage: During one day, you can enjoy campus life, listen to study programme presentations, take lab tours and have a chat with study counselors as well as with students.
  • BioNanoTec-Woche 22.07.-26.07.2024:  Take some more time and get a first glimpse of how it feels to study "Applied Natural Science". During one week you can experience the interdisciplinary mix of bio- and nanotechnology yourself. Listen to lectures, do some practical work in the labs and learn to know Freiberg by small excursions. Here you will have plenty of opportunity to talk to university teachers, students and get the feel for TUBAF campus life.

What Alumni say

During the NAT studies, you engage with various and constantly changing subject areas. This allows you to build up a very broad range of knowledge. This dynamic education prepares you optimally for research and industry-related professions.

Dr. Patrick Hofmann - Development engineer at Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH

I studied Applied Natural Sciences because it is broader than a pure chemistry course. I also liked the fact that the university is not so big and you get a personal relationship with the supervisors.

M.Sc. Sandra Jankus - Development engineer at Frolyt GmbH in Freiberg

For the latest insights into studying here, visit the Instagram channel of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics: @tubaf_nat

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