Chemistry - dual

Semester 6 Semester
Winter semester
Without admission restriction.


How is a new liquid crystalline dye for mobile phone displays or a new functional polymer for car windows developed? How are transition elements and rare earths combined to form high-performance magnets? What catalytic properties do precious metal compounds have? How is a new pharmacologically active substance found and optimised for marketability? These and related research and development-oriented questions are dealt with by the dual degree programme in chemistry with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology in cooperation with the companies Merck, Boehringer and Evonik. Further companies are welcome!

In six semesters at the university (Mondays and Fridays) students learn the basics of chemistry (general, inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, industrial chemistry and biochemistry), mathematics, physics and computer science. Internships (basic laboratory and analytical operations, preparative work, physical analysis techniques, in-depth preparative and analytical work, practical applications) are carried out in the training laboratories of companies (four days per week). In weekend or holiday seminars, specialised English, literature research and presentation techniques are deepened and basic economic and legal qualifications are taught. Further information on the degree programme can be found on the website of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology.


The primary aim of the degree programme is for graduates to be as chemists in the research and development laboratories of the and development laboratories of the companies with which they have with which they have concluded a training contract for the study programme, with whom they have signed a training contract.

Building on the Bachelor's degree, the following Master's programmes are possible:

Chemical and Biotechnology - Master of Engineering


The modules of the Bachelor's programme provide qualifications and skills for work in research and development in the chemical industry. These study units include seminars and lectures, project phases and experimental work. A detailed presentation of the course contents can be found in the module manual (German). The Bachelor's degree qualifies the holder for a profession, but also enables the transition to a Master's programme.



The dual degree programme in chemistry (B.Sc.) is not admissions restricted (no NC). However, admission to the programme is conditional on the conclusion of a student contract with a company with which the university has concluded a cooperation agreement. These school leaving certificates, among others, entitle the holder to study:

  • General matriculation standard (allgemeine Hochschulreife)
  • Subject-related entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife)
  • Advanced entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife).

The first step is the successful application for an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant. If you prove to be particularly suitable in the first year of training, it is possible to switch to a dual study programme. The decision as to whether you can start a dual study programme is made exclusively by the company. The following companies are currently available as cooperation partners:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • Merck KGaA
  • Evonik.

Further cooperation partners may be proposed. Please contact the cooperating companies for information on their application and selection criteria. The programme begins each winter semester. A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the  Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)



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