Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Regular program length: 6 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 180 credit points

Language of instruction: German

Limited capacity:
First semester: yes
Higher semester: yes
Application possible for:
First semester: winter term
Higher semester: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
German and EU nationals
First semester: July 15
Higher semester: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term
Non-EU nationals
First semester: July 15
Higher semester: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 3 years leading to a "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" degree; 180 credit points (corresponding to the Europen Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ETCS) must be completed. Individual program length may differ from normal program length.

Studienaufbau

Der Bachelorstudiengang ist modular aufgebaut. Er vermittelt grundlegende Kenntnisse u.a. in den Bereichen

  • Experimentalphysik
  • Höhere Mathematik
  • Allgemeine Chemie
  • Allgemeine und molekulare Biologie
  • Physiologie
  • Mikrobiologie
  • Organische Chemie
  • Physikalische Chemie
  • Biochemie
  • Chemische Biologie
  • Grundtechniken der Biologie
  • Biologische Forschung
  • IT-Kompetenz

Innerhalb des Studiums sind mehrere Laborpraktika vorgesehen:

  • Physikpraktikum
  • Anorganisch-chemisches Praktikum mit Seminar
  • Biologisches Methodenpraktikum
  • Praktikum Biologische Forschung
  • Organisch-chemisches Praktikum mit Seminar
  • Biophysikalisches-chemisches Praktikum
  • Praktikum in Biochemie
  • Praktikum zur Bioanalytik

Der Bachelorstudiengang schließt mit einer dreimonatigen Bachelorarbeit.

The Chemical Biology Bachelor's program is characterized by its interdisciplinary orientation, which is reflected in a wide range of qualifications. This consistently prepares students for later work across scientific boundaries. Topics of study include molecular evolution, enzymatic specificity and catalysis, medical mechanisms of action, molecular communication and biosynthetic processes. The methodological training is predominantly based on the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics.

Graduates of the Bachelor's program in chemical biology: 

  • have a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics and a sound knowledge of chemistry and biology. They are able to recognize and evaluate scientific tasks and problems in chemical biology and to formulate simple solutions.
  • have mastered the basic scientific methods of their discipline and have learned to apply them according to the state of their knowledge to analyze recognized problems or technical issues. They know the most important theoretical concepts and experimental methods of chemical biology and are able to carry out analytical and experimental investigations, evaluate and interpret the data and draw conclusions.
  • are able to work on the solution of (bio)chemical problems both independently and in teams, are able to record the results of others and are able to communicate their own and team results in writing and orally.
  • have a basic understanding of core chemical and biological subjects (organic and physical chemistry, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology), have acquired initial knowledge of biochemistry and chemical biology, and are able to communicate and collaborate with specialists in related disciplines.
  • have acquired in-depth knowledge and advanced practical working techniques in selected areas (organic and biophysical chemistry, biochemistry or biology).
  • have worked on a completed research topic in a scientific environment under supervision.
  • possess a basic understanding of practical applications of chemical compounds and materials and processes in various fields of work, are aware of limitations and hazards that arise, and can apply their knowledge responsibly and for the benefit of society, taking into account safety and ecological requirements. They can actively contribute to the opinion-forming process in society regarding scientific issues.
  • have acquired exemplary non-specialist qualifications (IT competence in independent modules, ability to work in a team, language competence, lecture techniques integrated in specialist modules) and have thus gained initial impetus for the non-specialist requirements of a professional activity.
  • are very well prepared for employment in different occupational fields or the acquisition of a higher qualification in their subject due to the basic orientation of the training.

Excerpt from the diploma supplement of the study program

Der Bachelorstudiengang Chemische Biologie bildet die Grundlage für einen Masterstudiengang in Chemischer Biologie und nah verwandten Disziplinen. Nach Abschluss des Masterstudiengangs wird in der Regel eine Promotion angestrebt.

Nach dem Studium der Chemischen Biologie bieten sich dir vielfältige Berufsmöglichkeiten zum Beispiel an Hochschulen und Forschungsinstituten, in Unternehmen der Pharma- und Chemieindustrie sowie in der Biotechnologie-Branche. Die dort wahrgenommenen Tätigkeitsfelder reichen von Forschung und Entwicklung, über Diagnostik, Analytik, Produktion und Vertrieb bis hin zu Marketing oder Beratung.

  • ExperiMentoring-Programm zum Studienstart

  • Interdisziplinäre Ausrichtung

  • Kleiner Studiengang

  • einzigartige Möglichkeit universitäre Ausbildung mit der Forschung an Großforschungsanlagen zu verbinden

  • Einbindung in den Universitätsverbund EUCOR und der Europäischen Universität EPICUR ermöglicht Teilnahme an Lehrveranstaltungen der Universitäten Freiburg, Basel, Straßburg, Colmar und Mulhouse sowie Amsterdam, Poznan, Wien und Thessaloniki

  • Vorbereitungs- und Unterstützungskurse im MINT-Kolleg

  • Großes Angebot an Hochschulgruppen

  • Möglichkeit von Nebenjobs an wissenschaftlichen Instituten/Laboren

German applicants and those with German-equivalent applicant status

Germans, EU nationals, and non-EU nationals with a German university entrance qualification are eligible to study at KIT if they have one of the following qualifications:

  1. General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  2. (relevant) Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (subject-linked university entrance qualification, not Fachhochschulreife / university of applied sciences entrace qualification)
  3. Delta examination of the University of Mannheim (for holders of a Fachhochschulreife)
  4. a recognized diploma of advanced vocational training (e.g. technician, Meister diploma for craftsman) or an aptitude test for vocationally qualified persons

For additional possibilities, see §58 of the Landeshochschulgesetz (State Higher Education Act).

Furthermore, prerequisite for enrollment is the participation in a study orientation test (e.g. at www.was-studiere-ich.de) or a study orientation counseling, e.g. by the Zentrale Studienberatung (student advisory services) at KIT, according to §60 Landeshochschulgesetz (State Higher Education Act).

German citizens with foreign school-leaving qualifications must have the equivalence of their qualification with the German Abitur certified by the responsible Regierungspraesidium (regional authority).

Foreign nationals (non-EU)

In Germany, the school leaving certificate of institutions in certain countries is accepted as direct means to enter university. In order to start your bachelor's studies in Germany, a university entrange test and / or one completed year of education at an institute of higher education and / or the "Feststellungsprüfung" (test of aptitude of foreign applicants for studies at universities in Germany) needs to be demonstrated in addition in most cases. You can find country-specific regulations in the "Zulassungsdatenbank des DAAD" (database on adimission requirements of the German Academy Exchange Service) or in the Anabin database (database of the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen", only available in German). If you have further questions, please contact the International Students Office.

Knowledge of the German language for foreign nationals

In order to be accepted into a study program taught in German, foreign nationals need to demonstrate knowledge of the German language. For your application, you need to demonstrate knowledge of level B1. All such certificates are accepted, even a certificate of attendance of a B1 course. During the enrollment process, you need to submit a DSH2 certificate or an accepted equivalent thereof. If you have further questions, please contact the International Students Office.

Auswahlverfahren für deutsche und EU-Staatsangehörige, Bildungsinländerinnen und Bildungsinländer

Es stehen 30 Studienplätze zur Verfügung. Nach Abzug der Vorabquoten für Härtefälle (5%), Ausländerinnen und Ausländer (10%) und Zweitstudienbewerberinnen und -bewerber (2%), werden 10% der Studienplätze an die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber mit der längsten Wartezeit vergeben. 90% der Studienplätze werden über ein Auswahlverfahren verteilt.

Das Auswahlverfahren basiert überwiegend auf den schulischen Leistungen der Bewerberinnen und Bewerber. Aufgrund dieser Leistungen und sogenannter sonstiger Leistungen wird eine Rangfolge nach Punkten gebildet.

Berechnung der Auswahlpunkte:

  1. Summe der Punkte im Abiturzeugnis durch 56 bzw. 60 geteilt
    max. 15 Punkte
  2. arithmetisches Mittel (Summe aller Punkte geteilt durch die Anzahl der Kurse) der Oberstufenkurse:
    • Mathematik
    • Deutsch
    • bestbenotete, fortgeführte (moderne) Fremdsprache
    • bestbenotete Naturwissenschaft aus dem Bereich Biologie, Chemie oder Physik
    max. 15 Punkte
  3. sonstige Leistungen (abgeschlossene einschlägige Berufsausbildung, einschlägige Berufsausübung, besondere Vorbildungen, praktische Tätigkeiten, außerschulische Leistungen und Qualifikationen)
    max. 15 Punkte

Wert 1 + (Wert 2) x 2 + Wert 3 = insgesamt max. 60 Punkte

Die Ergebnisse der Auswahlverfahren der vergangenen Jahre findest du in der Broschüre Zulassungsergebnisse.

Detailierte Informationen zum Auswahlverfahren findest du in der Satzung für das hochschuleigene Auswahlverfahren des Studiengangs.

Selection process for foreign nationals

Please note, the selection process differs for citizens of third countries (Non-EU/EEA). This selection process is based on your university entrance qualifications which can consist of your academic performance in school and, if applicated, in institutions of higher education and / or the "Feststellungsprüfung" (test of aptitude of foreign applicants for studies at universities in Germany).

Bewerbung für das 1. Fachsemester

 
Bewerbung für das Sommersemester
nicht möglich

Bewerbung für das 2. oder höheres Fachsemester

 
Bewerbungsfrist für das Sommersemester
abgelaufen
MINT-Kolleg MINT-Kolleg

Prepatory courses at KIT: The MINT-Kolleg offers prospective and first-year students support in natural science and technical subjects (STEM).

In addition, the KIT-Departments offer special preliminary courses before the start of the semester program during the "O-Phase" (orientation week).

The KIT offers support for all first-year students in order to have a successful start of their studies. Numerous orientation events and mentoring programs at the KIT-Departments help students to make friends, orientate themselves and find support where needed. The central online portalstudienstart.kit.edu is a first guide to all important offers, brings together all relevant information and contains helpful hints for a successful start of your studies:

  • advisory centers
  • mentoring programs
  • info sessions
  • workshops
  • extensive online information
Dr. Julia Misiewicz
Student advisor
Student advisory services (ZSB)

+49 721 608 - 44930Julia Misiewicz does-not-exist.kit edu

 

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)
Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Studierendenservice

 

+49 721 608 - 82222

 

Contacts for students

Contacts for applicants

 

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Studierendenservice
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

 

Business hours

International Students Office
First point of contact for international applicants

+49 721 608 - 44911

Contact form

 

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
International Students Office (IStO)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

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