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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.95k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Description

    How can you make a flexible solar cell that can be fixed to anything? How can you build a molecular-scale motor? These are some of the fascinating questions that you will try to answer as a chemist.

    Chemistry is the study of molecules and how they interact. As a chemist equipped with this knowledge, you can produce new substances and materials or devise solutions for all sorts of problems.

    Chemistry is a broad discipline has many parallels with other science subjects such as physics, mathematics, astronomy and biology. If you are interested in exploring the interfaces with those subjects, you can do so in Groningen! You can expand your knowledge of chemistry and discover and apply new materials.

    Working on the environment, medicines or new foods … What will you choose?

    As a chemist you will have excellent career prospects. There are openings in a variety of areas, such as business, health care, environmental inspection and education.

    Chemists are often involved in the development of new medicines, or in the search for new synthetic materials with special properties. Another path is the creation of a more sustainable world because trough solutions for generating energy, for example using sunlight or motion.

    Job perspectives

    A commercial function, doing research or optimalize factories: when you have finished this programme many options are open to you. Graduates usually have no problem finding a job, whether that is in the Netherlands or abroad.

    After the Bachelor's programme you can move on to one of the Master's programmes in Chemistry, Biomolecular Sciences or Environmental Sciences, or the Top Master's degree programme in Nanoscience.

    Excellent career opportunities

    Look for an international commercial position, become an inspector, or do research – there are many paths open to you with a degree in Chemistry! Most students find a job soon after graduating, in a wide range of occupations.

    Business and research

    If you want to work as a researcher, you can do this at a university, but also in industry. For example, you could work in medical and biochemical research, and there are plenty of opportunities in the food and the synthetics industries. In general, graduates progress to a management position after a couple of years.

    Manager, adviser, inspector or…

    If you're not interested in a research career, you could work as a manger or adviser in the business world at a multinational or at a non-governmental organization. Some graduates also work as inspectors.

    Job examples

    • Industrial researcher
    • Scientific researcher
    • Management function
    • Commercial positions

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Dutch students - May 01, 2015; EU/EEA students - June 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students - April 15, 2015 Tuition fee
    • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 10400 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Specialisations / Tracks

    • Smart Materials (specialization)

      Within this specialisation you will search for 'smart' materials, for example those who produce electricity or can change temperature.

    • Chemistry of Life (specialization)

      With chemistry of life you study how molecules in living organisms execute chemical processes.

    • Sustainable Chemistry and Energy (specialization)

      Within the specialisation sustainable chemistry and energy you use chemistry to enhance sustainability and to produce clean energy.

    Programme schedule

    Courses year 1
    • And more course units, up to 60 ECTS each year
    • Biochemistry
    • Calculus, practicals
    • Organic chemistry
    • Orientation on Chemistry tracks or the Chemical Engineering programme
    • Physical chemistry
    • Process and product technology
    Courses year 2
    • (Bio-)catalysis or molecular design
    • And more course units, up to 60 ECTS each year
    • Course units of chosen track (25 ECTS)
    • Linear algebra
    • Practicals
    • Properties of materials
    • Quantum chemistry
    Courses year 3
    • And more course units, up to 60 ECTS each year
    • Bachelorproject
    • Course units of chosen track (25 ECTS)
    • Macromolecular chemistry
    • Minor
    • Practicals
    • Science and society

    The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. This allows our students to chooise their specialisation tracks already in their second Bachelor's year.

    Study abroad

    • Study abroad is optional
    • Maximum of 30 EC

    (Binding) study advice

    • A minimum of 45 EC in the first 12 months ( binding )
    • Get your propedeutic diploma in the first 24 months ( binding )

    You will be offered study advice after first and second years of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

    In addition, you are also expected to pass all your first-year exams by the end of your second year of study. If you don't, you will be issued a negative result and will have to leave the degree programme.You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand.

    Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

    N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Specific requirements / More information
    • additional subject

    Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

    This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

    • knowledge minimum

    What if you do not meet the admissions requirements?

    We offer a foundation year for students who do not meet the admissions requirements, in association with the Holland International Study Centre. The Foundation year will help you develop your academic skills and English language to the required standard, after which you can progress to the first year of your Bachelor's programme.

    More information can be found at: http://www.hollandisc.com/(...)ence-and-engineering

    • language test

    Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92, a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

    MAKE SURE TO VISIT: http://www.rug.nl/(...)issions/bsc/language for all the necessary information about required language tests.

    • previous education

    Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

    This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc Application Procedure' pages at:http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/

    • other admission requirements

    BEFORE YOU APPLY!

    Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/ for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Groningen.

    Funding

    The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic achievement through offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

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