Chemistry & Sustainable Processes (CNB) - BSc

Study future topics in the natural sciences

Acquire all the basics you need to design chemical processes in an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable way and thus contribute to greater sustainability in product development.

  • Practically-oriented
    Scientific work and handling of chemicals, materials, and analytical equipment in practice-orientated laboratories

  • Sustainable
    Focus on reducing negative environmental impacts, efficient resource utilisation and renewable energies

  • Future-oriented
    Fit to develop innovative materials and processes

Further advantages

  • You start with the basics of chemistry and materials science through to sustainable chemistry and processes as the perfect basis for the specialisations in the main degree course. Here, you will focus on sustainable product development or quality management.
  • The content of the lectures is applied directly in practice.
  • You will not only learn about chemical, process engineering and analytical principles in theory, but also carry out your own experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • You will deal with future oriented scientific issues and develop innovative materials and processes, for example for medical technology or the automotive industry.
  • Internationality is a top priority: You can organise the internship semester as an international semester. The bachelor's thesis can also be completed in industry or in research institutions in Germany or abroad.
  • With a Bachelor of Science degree after seven successful semesters, you will have optimal career opportunities in a wide range of fields. The master's programmes at colleges and universities are also open to you.

We look forward to your application! 

Application deadlines: 31 August or 28/29 February

Application process


Carefully read the admission requirements.


Apply to Reutlingen University online by 28/29 February or by 31 August.


Accept your place at the university.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Vocational qualification (e.g. master craftsman, business administrator, vocational training and corresponding work experience as well as aptitude test)
  • Foreign educational certificates
  • Other equivalent qualification



This is how the online application works

Step 1: Register at hochschulstart.de, retrieve your applicant ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN) there and select your desired degree programme at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register on the application portal of Reutlingen University and apply for your desired degree programme.

Apply now

Please switch to the English version on the following (after pressing apply now) page (Campus-PoRTal) if necessary. The button is located on the next page in the lower right corner.

Application deadlines: February 28/29 for the summer semester / August 31 for the winter semester.

Up to twelve applications are possible, three at Reutlingen University. If you activate the e-mail notification, you will be informed about the current status of your application.

Step 3: Decide which of your desired degree programmes you would most like to study and prioritise on hochschulstart.de. After an offer of admission, your applications with lower priority may be eliminated from the process. Therefore, be sure to prioritize your study programme at Reutlingen University if this corresponds to your preference.



This is how the enrolment works

Step 1: If the application was successful, you will be accepted on hochschulstart.de for your place at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register for your course of study on the application portal of Reutlingen University and transfer the semester fees


More information

Key facts

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

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Admission requirements

German university entrance qualification

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Type of study programme

Hybrid study programme: in presence or online

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Start of studies

Summer semester: Mid-March
Winter semester: Early October

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Duration of study

7 semesters

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Available places

67 per year

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Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs, dues to student representative organizations

Admission requirements

Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, subject-related entrance qualification, general higher education entrance qualification – “A-Levels“

Hybrid study programme

  • Flexible: combination of the advantages of classroom teaching with the benefits of online teaching. You decide whether you attend the lectures on campus in Reutlingen or participate virtually.
  • Independent of location: A change of residence is not absolutely necessary: Save on rental and travelling costs and avoid unnecessary traffic.
  • Live online lectures: Interaction and exchange is guaranteed through the use of audio and video feeds, the chat function, and group work.
  • Direct contact: Get to know your fellow students and teaching staff in person during practicals. All laboratory practicals take place on site and in person.
  • Learning success: Reliable and individual support, coaching and counselling appointments. Effective didactic methods increase your academic success in hybrid teaching.

Sustainable study programme in 7 semesters

The principles of green chemistry lie in working with resources efficiently, reducing consumption, waste, and emissions and considering the product life cycle in research from the outset. Through your knowledge, you will make an important contribution to greater sustainability in product development.

Structure and content

You start with the basics of chemistry and materials science through to sustainable chemistry and processes as the perfect basis for the specialisations in the main degree course. Would you like to focus on sustainable product development or are you interested in quality management? Both specialisations focus on the development of innovative materials and sustainable processes for various areas of application.


1st to 4th semester

  • General and analytical chemistry
  • norganic and organic chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Instrumental analysis and quality assurance
  • Materials science and process engineering
  • Sustainable chemistry and sustainable processes
  • Business administration
  • Sustainable industrial value creation
  • Marketing and Sales

5th semester

Practical semester / international semester / business start-up project

6th semester

Optional specialisation: Sustainable product development or quality management

7th semester

Bachelor's thesis in an industry or a research institution, in Germany or abroad


Studierende in Foyer

Studying at the School of Life Sciences

Where will I live, how will I finance my studies and why should I go to Reutlingen?



Questions, requests, suggestions?

Prof. Dr. Günter Lorenz

Programme Director Bachelor Chemistry & Sustainable Processes

And after graduation?

As a graduate of the degree programme, you will have in-depth specialist knowledge and a high level of language and social skills. In short: everything you need for challenging tasks in a global working environment.


Students in the lab

Your qualification profile

Graduates of the degree programme have comprehensive knowledge of technological processes for sustainable future strategies and solutions.

Students in the lab

For many industries

Whether in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, in the plastics, automotive and electrical industries or in research institutions - your knowledge and skills are in demand everywhere.

Students in the lab

Possible fields of work

With the expertise you have gained, you will find a wide range of areas of application, for example in the fields of chemistry, polymers, sustainable product development, quality management and process analytics.

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Master's programme

After graduating, you will have 210 ECTS credits and thus fulfil the admission requirements for many further master's degree programmes in Germany and worldwide.

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