Chemical products are used in almost all areas of life. They form the basis of everyday products and capital goods.

Applied chemists and chemical engineers ensure that the necessary chemical products are available for production, research and development, or for management/sales. They work in government or service laboratories, using their chemical expertise to monitor drinking water and wastewater or to analyze chemicals and products. To summarize, applied chemistry opens up a wide range of fascinating tasks across a broad spectrum of industries, from chemicals and pharmaceuticals to plastics and coatings, automotive, cosmetics, and food. In order to meet the requirements of these diverse tasks and industries, the degree programme focuses on the following specialist areas of study: biochemistry, chemistry, and technical chemistry.

  • Bioanalytik Labor
  • Anorganische Chemie: Synthese Reagenzgläser
  • Petrischalen
  • Reagenzglaeser
  • Prozesssimulation Rührkessel
  • Student im Labor für Wassertechnologie
  • Physikalische Chemie: Student am Spektrometer
  • Analytische Chemie: Studierende bei der Titration
  • Bioanalytik: Blick durchs Mikroskop
  • Studierende bei der Arbeit im Labor
  • Studierene im Labor für analytische Chemie
Bachelor of Science
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
A subject-specific degree programme test is compulsory for the application. The result will not impact your admission. (page in German)
Subject distribution
Special features
  • You will be studying in Bavaria’s only Faculty of Applied Chemistry
  • You can choose to specialize in chemistry, biochemistry, or technical chemistry
Interesting numbers and statistics

Number of first-year students: 110 - 130 students

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov 2021 - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.08.2024
Dual system options
Dual Applied Chemistry
Applied Chemistry
Prospective degree programs
Applied Chemistry (M.Sc.)
Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M.Eng.)
New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology (M.Eng.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For this bachelor’s degree programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the programme. In addition, there are personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • General admission requirement (e.g. Abitur, vocational qualification or foreign educational certificate)

    It is required to complete the subject-specific Online Self Assessment (page in German - the test result is not relevant for admission, but is solely intended as a means of self-assessment so that you can make the right decision about your course of study)

Overview of all recognized language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Curiosity and interest in scientific issues
  • Interest in applications of basic knowledge in the field of biochemistry, chemistry or technical chemistry

Common stumbling blocks

  • Insufficient knowledge of mathematics, physics or chemistry: A good basic knowledge of these areas is an important building block for successful study.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

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You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Applied Chemistry degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

Trial lectures (in German)

Student Counseling Portal

Would you prefer to get information and advice anonymously, online and independently of office hours?

Student Counseling Service

Are you looking for individual advice and support for your orientation and choice of degree programme? Then you are welcome to contact our team at the Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

Would you prefer to receive advice directly from students? Our student guides will be happy to answer your questions.

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects within the Applied Chemistry degree programme? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.

Similar degree programs

Applied Materials Science (B.Eng.)
Process Engineering (B.Eng.)