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The award
MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, November, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Chemical Engineering (J) at University of Groningen

How can you design a slow-release drug system and produce it in sufficient amounts? How can we make biodiesel from the Jatropha plant? How can we use waste products for pharmaceutical purposes?

These are some of the interesting questions you will be able toanswer once you have completed the Master's degree programme inChemical Engineering in Groningen. Groningen offers a Master'sdegree programme for students who already have asolid background in chemistry, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience.

The two-year programme offers four specialisations,besides a core programme (compulsory for every student):

  • Advanced Process Technology
  • Bio-based Products
  • Industrial Catalysts
  • Polymeric Products

Your research project takes place in one of our research groups,including the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials. TheZernike Institute is ranked in the Times Higher Education'sTop 15 of world's best institutes in materials science. Theinstitute is dedicated to a cross-disciplinary approach; in manyresearch groups physicists and chemists workclosely together.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize inChemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

How can you design a slow-release drug system and produce it in sufficient amounts? How can we make biodiesel from the Jatropha plant? How can we use waste products for pharmaceutical purposes?

These are some of the interesting questions you will be able toanswer once you have completed the Master's degree programme inChemical Engineering in Groningen. Groningen offers a Master'sdegree programme for students who already have asolid background in chemistry, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience.

The two-year programme offers four specialisations,besides a core programme (compulsory for every student):

  • Advanced Process Technology
  • Bio-based Products
  • Industrial Catalysts
  • Polymeric Products

Your research project takes place in one of our research groups,including the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials. TheZernike Institute is ranked in the Times Higher Education'sTop 15 of world's best institutes in materials science. Theinstitute is dedicated to a cross-disciplinary approach; in manyresearch groups physicists and chemists workclosely together.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize inChemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

After your studies

Job prospects

Chemical engineers from the University of Groningen are knownfor their flexibility and all-round skills. As a graduate, youcould choose a career in a company like Corus, DSM, Akzo Nobel orPhilips. Major IT companies are also keen to recruit chemicalengineers from Groningen. Job possibilities in the region areexpanding rapidly. Groningen is developing new industry and thereis a high demand for well-trained new staff. You could also decideon a research position at a university.

Chemical engineers from the University of Groningen are knownfor their flexibility and all-round skills. As a graduate, youcould choose a career in a company like Corus, DSM, Akzo Nobel orPhilips. Major IT companies are also keen to recruit chemicalengineers from Groningen. Job possibilities in the region areexpanding rapidly. Groningen is developing new industry and thereis a high demand for well-trained new staff. You could also decideon a research position at a university.

Job examples

  • Work for multinationals like Philips and Akzo Nobel
  • Work for a major IT company
  • PhD research position
  • Work for consulting and engineering firms
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsFebruary, November, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
ChemistryUniversity of Groningen

Additional requirements

More information:

Please contact the study advisor for more information: w.g.hof@rug.nl

Chemical EngineeringUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements
Chemical EngineeringHanze University Groningen, University ofApplied Sciences

Deficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC

Additional requirements:
  • assessment interview
More information:

You need to follow additional courses when you have a degree inChemical Engineering from the Hanze. This additional program can befollowed as minor of the Hanze University Bachelor ChemicalEngineering. Please contact the study advisor w.g.hof@rug.nl.

Access to be decided by admissions board

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board on yourapplication, after which the board will decide if you meet theadmission requirements in terms of general level of previouseducation and specific background knowledge.

knowledge minimum

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/msc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

language test

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)anguage-requirementsfor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with elements of(polymer) chemistry . Interested candidates with a background in the field of food/biotechnology will be evaluated on a case by casebasis.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the masterprogramme for which you applied.

other admission requirements

SCHOLARSHIPS

In cooperation with major national and international companieswe welcome students with several scholarships

ASML Scholarship: ASML is one of the world's leadingmanufacturers of chip-making equipment. The €5000 p/yscholarship is awarded every year to 25 exceptional students, whoget the chance to become a Technology Ambassador within theirscholarship period. More information can be found here: https://www.asml.com/(...)/en/s32512?rid=30027

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subjectNo further information
knowledge minimum

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

previous education

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. A special programmeis available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree. Fordetails, please contact the academic advisor.

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based92

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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