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M.Sc. Chemistry

Faculty: Faculty of Chemical an Earth Sciences

Type: research-oriented

Languages of instruction: German (German proficiency proof mandatory!)

Starting date: winter semester and summer semester

Application period:

summer term: 1 December - 15 January
winter term:

1 April - 15 July

Open to students with degrees in: chemistry or equal related fields.

Programme summary: Students will learn the systematics, terminology, and advanced topics in various subdisciplines of chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry). They will also acquire the theoretical and practical skills required for conducting advanced work in the field. A number of specialization are offered corresponding to the unique scientific profile of the Faculty of Chemical and Earth Sciences.

Special features: The programme of study has a strong experimental focus. Students may select from a wide range of specialization from the list below:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic/Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Glass
  • Energy Systems: Materials and Design
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Prebiotic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy and Imaging Processes
  • Synthesis and Drug Design
  • Theoretical Chemistry

Career opportunities: Graduates of the M.Sc. Chemistry programme are qualified to pursue a career in the field of chemistry and to earn a P.D. in Germany of abroad.

Application requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related fields. The admission decision will be taken by the admission committee on the basis of contents and notes/grades of the first degree and the motivation.

  • german written Motivation letter (in which you descibe your intention to pursue graduate studies in the field of your choice)
  • Curriculum vitae (written in German) including complete contact information, educational background, and professional experience
  • Your secondary education certificate (baccalauréat, high school diploma, etc.)

Non-native speakers of German have to show a German proficiency proof, e.g. the DSH examination (Level 2), TestDaF (4x4), or another internationally recognized equivalent.  It is assumed that all applicants have a good  English proficiency.

Application documents:

You have to send by post (please see also the step-by-step explanation):

  • Signed online application form "Application for Admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the Masters Programme" (generated automatically at the end of the online application)

You have to upload online (please see also the step-by-step explanation):

  • Motivation letter, in which you describe your intention to pursue graduate studies in the field of your choice (written in GERMAN)
  • Curriculum vitae including complete contact information, educational background, and professional experience
  • Optionally: Proof of personal scientific performances (scientific work, publications, research activity, research and studies stay abroad)
  • Optionally: Proof of a relevant performed work (chemistry laboratory technician, industry activity etc.)
    School education:
  • Your secondary school leaving certificate (baccalauréat, high school diploma, etc.)
    University education:
  • All previous university degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - otherwise, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue
  • The corresponding transcripts for each degree, including your cumulative grade point average (minimum requirement is the proof of credits of the term before last)
  • For foreign Bachelor degrees: Poof of the grading system used by the university
    Language proficiency proof:
  • German proficiency proof at the level DSH-2 (for details see German language requirements)
    Special requirements for international applicants:
  • APS certificate: applicants with a Chinese, Mongolian or Vietnamese degree
  • College Entrance Examination: Iran (since 2011 no college entrance examination, but pre-university year), Republic of Korea (Scholastic Ability Test)

Additional information on application documents and procedure is available here.

Contact persons for general questions (application/enrolment process , framework conditions):

Master Service Centre

Contact persons for subject related questions:

Prof. Dr. F. Schacher
Dean of Studies
Lessingstr. 8
07743 Jena

Email: felix.schacher[at]uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641 948450
Fax: +49 3641 948452

Prof. Dr. Christian Robl
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Professorship in Inorganic Chemistry
Humboldtstr. 8
07743 Jena

Email: crr[at]uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641 948100
Fax: +49 3641 948102

Dr. Kristina Dubnack
Examination Office and Student's Administration 
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena

E-Mail: kristina.dubnack[at]uni-jena.de
Tel.: +49 3641 948010
Fax: +49 3641 948002

URL: http://www.chemgeo.uni-jena.de/en/Studies.html