The application process - Master in Chemistry
Prerequisites for acceptance into the master's program in chemistry are: a bachelor's degree in "chemistry and biochemistry", biochemistry or chemistry with a cumulative grade of "good" (2,5) or better. Applicants with a grade of more than 2,5 are required to participate in a qualifying interview or suitability test (see Eignungsverfahren).
Before you begin your studies in the master program, you first have to apply for acceptance to that course of study, that is, you have to register or re-register. If you want to enter the program in chemistry at the LMU, you must complete two consecutive steps:
- Application for admission - the suitability test - at the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU.
- Matriculation (registration) at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei) of the LMU.
Steps one and two explained
1. Step one: Application for admission (placement process)
The first step toward admission takes place at the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Chemistry Department.
When you have received a letter of acceptance from the Department, you can proceed to step two (see below).
- For new students entering the first semester of the program or transfer students:
You can apply to the master's program in chemistry for either the winter or summer semester. The application deadlines are:
For further details, click here: Required documents or here: Transfer students
- For admission to the winter semester, July 15.
- For admission to the summer semester, January 15.
- For foreign students:
Citizens of foreign countries with the German Abitur apply as described above at New Students or Transfer Students.
All citizens of foreign countries (without the German Abitur) must also apply for admission at the Office of International Affairs (Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten) and submit to them an application for admission (Antrag auf Zulassung) , German-language proficiency test results, officially notarized documents, etc. (more infos can be found on the LMU Web site).
This applies to both new students entering the first semester of the program and transfer students.
When you have received a letter of acceptance from the Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten and a letter of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry, you can proceed to step two.
- For admission to the winter semester, the deadline is July 15.
- For admission to the summer semester, the deadline is January 15.
Please read this guide carefully: Application-Guidelines-Master-Programs.pdf (28 kByte)
Information which documents are obligatory for the application may be found at this website.
2. Step two: Matriculation (enrollment) at the LMU
You can register at the LMU after you have received your letter of acceptance from the Chemistry or Biochemistry Department (and, for foreign students, your letter of acceptance from the Office of International Affairs). Registration (matriculation) must be done after you have filled out the online form (see LMU web site). Filling out the online form does not mean you have registered!
- For German citizens and students with a German Abitur:
Matriculation, or registration, takes place only twice a year at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei). Please take note of the deadlines!
You must submit all necessary documents via postal mail: the completed online registration form, your university entrance qualification document, your passport or identity card, your health-insurance identification, and the letter of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry. For more information, including the address of the Registrar's Office, click here.
- For foreign students:
To register in person at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei), you need to submit the following documents: the completed online registration form, letters of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry, a university entrance qualification document, passport or identity card, health-insurance identification and the results of your German-language proficiency test. For more information, including the address of the Registrar's Office, click here.