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Study concept

In the first four semesters, you will learn the most important basics in physics and mathematics, in inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and technical chemistry, and you will acquire further general knowledge, including skills in the technical language English. From the 5th semester onwards, you can decide for yourself which in-depth modules you would like to take, for example "Hyphenated Methods in Analytical Chemistry", "Technical Catalytics" or "Microbiological Biochemical Lab Course". In this way, you will slowly be introduced to the research work of the individual institutes. You will write your bachelor thesis in the 6th semester: you will deal with an interesting research topic, you will inform yourself about the topic, do experiments in the laboratory (or on the PC) and then present your results to the other members of the institute.

Experimental lectures are an essential part of the program. The lectures take place in comparatively small groups, practical problems are solved in teams. Online offers support your individual learning. The proportion of practical lab courses is very high at around 50 percent. There is a very good supervisor:student ratio and there are no waiting periods for the basic lab courses. Especially in the first semesters, you will be individually supervised by professors, scientific and technical staff as well as students.

For more information, visit our chemistry blog!

Please note that the language of the course is German. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programmes 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
Summer 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
Prof. Dr. Felix Plamper
Leipziger Str. 29, CWB-114
felix.plamper [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
  • in the chemical industry: e.g. in research, product development and application technology, process engineering, management, chemical analysis, environmental protection, marketing, patenting, public relations and communications
  • in companies: e.g. in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and agricultural industries, in the automotive and transport sectors, in the electrical, electronics and building materials industries, as well as in companies involved in energy and raw materials extraction and recycling
  • at universities and research institutes
  • in the public sector: e.g. in federal, state and local authorities as well as trade supervisory offices and patent offices
  • as a freelance chemist

Why study Chemistry at TUBAF?

Chemistry permeates everything. Every living being is a "chemical factory". Therefore, life is not possible without chemistry. So chemistry is much more than the general impression of chemistry („stinking and popping“). Chemistry will also contribute to a sustainable future, because chemistry is the only way to solve mankind's major problems. This will require a new generation of chemists who, for example, will break new ground in sustainable chemistry, who will rethink recycling, and who will develop efficient processes, new materials and catalysts so that we can continue to live a life worth living in the future. The necessary training is available in Freiberg. Make sure to enrol!

Information on further study programmes at TUBAF

Consecutive master's programmes in e.g. chemistry or applied natural sciences can supplement your bachelor's degree.

Interests and skills you should bring along

If you're creative, interested in science, like to try new things, want to know "what holds the world together at its core," then you've come to the right place!

Added bonus: After a day in the lab, you don't have to go to the gym anymore ;)

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