University of Basel

Master On Campus
18 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry programme at the University of Basel is versatile. The masters program teaches the basics of chemistry.


In the Chemistry programme at the University of Basel, a first specialization is possible, which can then be deepened in doctoral studies by dealing with current issues.

Career opportunities

Chemists work in basic research, in the development of new processes and products, in production, in analytics, in documentation and patenting, in food control, in the judicial-scientific service, in clinical laboratories (clinical chemistry), in consulting and in environmental protection , at secondary and technical colleges as well as university colleges.

In recent years, many smaller, innovative chemical and biotechnology companies have emerged, which enormously enrich the job market. Also, the desire to be self-employed can be realized more easily than it used to be.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biologically oriented chemistry ("Life Sciences")
  • Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
  • nanoscience
  • Sustainability and Energy (Sustainable Chemistry)
  • Computer-aided chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Chemical physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  •  In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

University of Basel


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