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Chemistry in Groningen is the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

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.

Chemistry in Groningen is the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

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. 

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    Building a Nanovehicle

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    'High-quality education'

    Have you always dreamed of doing a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at a top-100 University?

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  • Testimonial of Joni Gallagher

    Moving abroad gave me the chance to experience a new culture and meet so many people from all over the world

    “I moved here from Belfast, Northern Ireland to study Chemistry at the University of Groningen. Moving abroad gave me the chance to experience a new culture and meet so many people from all over the world. I have become so much more independent since I moved here and experienced so many new things.

    My Chemistry course is interesting and challenging at the same time. The lecturers are very enthusiastic and they all speak great English. This makes for a great study environment where it's easy to learn. The University of Groningen is great and has a lovely campus, I loved it here the moment I arrived. Groningen is a great city full of students and internationals, that has a great buzz about it and always offers something to do! If there's any advice that I may give to future students, it would be that you need to look for accommodation as soon as you can. The closer it gets to July or August, the harder it will be to find a room”.

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    – Joni Gallagher
  • Testimonial of Michael Susan

    Challenging, but very interesting

    'I'm loving it here. The pace of study took some time to get used to, because each tutorial discusses a whole chapter of our study book. But you'll be fine as long as you attend all the lectures, which deal with all the material for the exam.

    I especially enjoyed Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecules, which are all about reactions and how they work. I find subjects like Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy challenging, but very interesting. Alongside my studies I am a member of the rowing club Aegir, where I also stop in occasionally for drinks. I’m sharing a flat with two friends from secondary school, which is fantastic! We often eat together or go out to play sports.’

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    – Michael Susan
  • Testimonial of Ben Feringa

    Road to the 2016 Nobel Prize

    – Ben Feringa
Facts & Figures
Degree
BSc in Chemistry
Croho code
56857
Course type
Bachelor
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Science and Engineering
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