- The basic requirement for studying at a university is the so-called university entrance qualification, e.g. the Abitur. This qualification can be obtained in different ways and enables its holder to study either at a university or at a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences). The entitlements listed below are those valid in Lower Saxony.
Preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
Prospective students who would like to have their university entrance entitlement (HZB) examined prior to applying for enrolment (i.e. university entrance qualifications on the grounds of vocational education and training, entrance qualifications for universities of applied sciences, EU university entrance qualifications acquired outside Germany) can submit their university entrance qualification documents to the University’s Registrar’s Office from the middle of May
Orientation phase (1st/2nd semester), core phase (3rd/4th semester), specialisation and professionalisation phase including Bachelor's thesis (5th/6th semester); the programme is organised in a modular structure.
In the orientation phase of the study programme, essential basics of General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry as well as of the related natural-scientific subjects Mathematics and Physics are imparted. The core phase of the programme serves to deepen basic knowledge of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, and as an introduction to Theoretical Chemistry and modern analytical methods. Furthermore, in the core phase of the Bachelor's programme, elements of interdisciplinary qualification (area of professionalisation) are also offered. The specialisation/professionalisation phase serves to develop the respective profiles with a range of compulsory and optional courses and also encompasses the Bachelor's thesis to be written in the 6th semester. In this phase, two profiles are offered: a research-oriented profile and a practice-oriented (job-oriented) profile.