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Bachelor of Chemistry | HAN UNIVERSITY

The course has a highly practical curriculum - Focus on analytical chemistry. Putting theory into practice in real projects is a hallmark of education at HAN. During this course you get the fundamentals of chemistry, including analytical and organic chemistry. At the same time you dive straight into practice in the lab.

A future working at Shell, Akzo-Nobel, Unilever or Nutricia ? Or a renowned university or research institute? HAN prepares you for a dynamic career in an international setting.

HAN collaborates with companies and research institutes in the Netherlands and all over the world. This gives you invaluable, relevant work experience in the chemistry field. It also allows you to work on your problem-solving and communication skills. Skills that put you in high demand on the labour market.

You work in small groups and close personal attention from lecturers and tutors - Outstanding lab facilities - Opportunity to join the ASTP talent program.

Explore the fascinating world of analytical chemistry with a Chemistry degree from HAN University of Applied Sciences.


Starting date: September 2019

You can apply until: August 15, 2019

Degree title: Bachelor of Science

Program intensity: Full Time

Program duration: 4 years

Language: English

Program location: Nijmegen

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

In your 1st year you follow a joint program with Life Sciences students. As well as following lectures, you also attend group meetings each week. You also spend 1 day a week in the lab.

Semester 1: Course 1: basic knowledge & skills/ Subjects: mathematics and laboratory calculations.

Course 2: introduction to biology and chemistry/ Subjects: biology, general chemistry, first practical skills.

Semester 2: Course 3: organic and polymer chemistry - separation of mixtures/ Subjects: organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, atom structure.

Course 4: analytical chemistry - chemistry in balance/Subjects: general chemistry, thermodynamics, mathematics.

In your 2nd year you focus on Analytical and Organic Chemistry.

Semester 1: Course 5: Analytical Chemistry – Biomolecules/ Subjects: Spectroscopy, Statistics, Biomolecules.

Course 7: Analytical & Organic Chemistry - Analysis of Reaction Mixtures/Subjects: Chromatography, Organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Statistics.

Semester 2: Course 6: Organic Chemistry – Pheromones/Subjects: Organic Chemistry, Kinetics, NMR/IR.

Course 8: Polymer Chemistry - Biobased Materials/Subjects: Polymer Chemistry, Fermentation, Green Chemistry.

Your 3rd year of Chemistry:

Semester 1: Work Placement (30 credits) or: Minor (30 credits).

Semester 2:  Major in Analytical Chemistry (30 credits).

Quality Assurance: Subjects: Chemometrics, Spectroscopy (GFAAS, ICP, X-Ray, Raman, NMR).

Method Development: Subjects: Chemometrics, Separation Methods (GC, HPLC, FFF, CE, MS), Biomolecules.

Your 4th year of Chemistry:

Semester 1: Minor (30 credits), or Work Placement (30 credits), or: Graduation Assignment (30 credits).

Semester 2: Graduation Assignment (30 credits), or Minor (30 credits).

In your 3rd or 4th year of Chemistry at HAN, you complete an elective semester, known as your minor. During this semester, you can choose to broaden your knowledge or gain more in-depth knowledge of a specific subject.

Your minor takes 1 semester (4.5 months) to complete. You can take it in your 3rd or 4th year of your Chemistry degree. You can take your minor at HAN, for example in “BioRefinery” at the HAN Biocentre, in “Bionanotechnology”, or “Life sciences”. You can also choose to enroll in an exchange course or pre-masters program at another university in the Netherlands, or abroad.

During your 3rd or 4th year, you also do a Chemistry work placement at a research institute or company for 1 semester. You are free to choose your own Chemistry placement, in a laboratory at an institution, university, company or hospital in the Netherlands, or abroad.

In your 4th year of your Chemistry degree, you complete your graduation assignment at a company or organization of your choice. The assignment can involve either fundamental, or applied research. Your Chemistry graduation assignment focuses on a major issue in the field of analytical chemistry. When it’s finished, you give a professional presentation of the results. In doing so, you show that you have the necessary competences to carry out independent research.

You can do your graduation assignment at a company, university, research institute or hospital in the Netherlands or abroad.

Four-year track

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

The level required for admission should be an equivalent of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or higher, or TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher, or diploma’s such as:

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Grade C (180 - 184)

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 16 and a grade of at least 17 for the subjects: Biology, Mathematics & Physics.

The application procedure also includes a course selection check. This check helps you choose the right course, which increases your chances of study success. The course selection check consists of a (Skype) call resulting in a recommendation from HAN.

August 15, 2019

In general it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation. Rental prices for a student room vary from €300 to €500 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400. Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to find the room that suits your wishes. Unfurnished rooms can be cheaper to rent than furnished ones.

Greek (EU) students do not have a guaranteed room on campus, but can contact the HAN Housing Office by email for a place on the campus Housing waiting list.

For more information and assistance in finding your right housing, please contact us on info@studyinholland.gr

Learning chemistry at HAN really kick starts your international career.

The department has contacts with numerous universities and companies in Europe, USA and Australia. That means great opportunities for going abroad as part of your studies. You can work at multinationals such as Shell or Akzo-Nobel, at pharmaceutical companies, food companies (e.g. Unilever, Nutricia), universities, hospitals, or independent research institutes. Some graduates find employment in consultancy and sales of chemical equipment.

The demand for Chemistry graduates in the Netherlands is higher than the supply. This trend can also be seen in other parts of the world.

Continuing your studies after your Bachelor in Chemistry is a great option. You'll experience a smooth transition into a Master in Chemistry, for example in Analytical Chemistry, in the Netherlands, or abroad. With a Bachelors diploma from HAN University of Applied Sciences, you can continue doing a Master’s program. If you want to do this abroad, you can usually start straightaway. If you have done your minor at a research university in the Netherlands during the third year of your studies at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, you can get direct access to a Master’s program at a research university in the Netherlands as well. If not, Dutch research universities offer bridging program to prepare HAN Bachelors students for a Masters course.