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Why study Chemistry at VU Amsterdam?
Are you interested in how to use inexpensive organic materials to capture CO2? Or would you like to develop ground-breaking analytical methods to determine low levels of bioactive proteins in complex biological samples? Perhaps your focus lies in finding solutions to the current global problems with regard to energy, climate and sustainability? A Master’s in Chemistry from VU Amsterdam can lead to an exciting, well-paid career with extensive opportunities for pursuing your ambitions.
Moreover, the programme is offered in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, which makes this a Chemistry Master with a large staff of teachers and researchers with a high international reputation.

The Master’s in Chemistry is a two-year programme in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam. You choose one of the five specializations that suits your ambitions and interests:
• Analytical Sciences
• Molecular Sciences
• Science for Energy and Sustainability
• Atomic Scale Modelling of Physical, Chemical and Biomolecular Systems (AtoSiM)
• Science, Business and Innovation


VU Amsterdam employs internationally acclaimed researchers and its research facilities are world renowned. Prof. Evert Jan Baerends of the department of theoretical chemistry is one of the world’s 100 most cited researchers.

Chemistry at VU Amsterdam has all the advantages of a small-scale programme. Lectures and lab work take place in small groups. Everyone knows each other and students feel ‘at home’ quickly.

What`s Included

This Master's programme is offered by VU Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam. Both universities have an excellent international reputation, with several research groups playing leading roles in various fields of science. Their collaboration has resulted in a range of high-quality Master of Science programmes. Thanks to this cooperation, students can enjoy the expertise of two universities, as well as benefiting from the existing networks and collaborative projects at both.

We provide joint courses, covering an extensive range of subjects and research themes in organic chemistry, analytical sciences and physical sciences.

Degree Course

Natural Sciences

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Program Locations

VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Details

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU Amsterdam
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Academic Year
Degree Level:
Masters Degree
€2.006 for EEA; €13.300 for non-EEA

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