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Study chemistry abroad

An in-depth guide to studying chemistry as an international student.

Chemistry degrees abroad

Chemistry is one of the core scientific subjects, and its influence is wide reaching. It’s the study of matter, its properties and how substances interact with energy. It affects everything we see around us, and it overlaps with pretty much all other science subjects.

This could the perfect subject if you have a love of numbers and analysis, are naturally curious, and question how things work. Chemistry has been at the heart of some of the greatest scientific discoveries, and as a chemistry graduate you could help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Chemistry degrees are offered at many universities all over the world, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to studying abroad. You could access some of the very best programs, using cutting edge technology that you may not have access to in your home country. Studying abroad is also an opportunity to leave your comfort zone and experience a whole new culture.

Chemistry program structure

At undergraduate level you can study a BSc in chemistry over three or four years. Some universities offer a chemistry as an MSci, or MChem, which combines a bachelor’s and master’s course in one four or five year program.

You can study a master’s in chemistry as an MSc over one or two years If you already have a bachelor’s degree. Doctorate degrees are also available, and you can study a research based PhD which can take up to five years to complete.

Chemistry is a hugely wide ranging subject, with many different areas and specializations you can follow. Therefore, the content and structure of each program is likely to be different at each university.

Many programs will focus on the core areas of chemistry in the first year or two, and then allow more flexibility where you can choose the modules to tailor your program. The optional modules you can choose to study can cover a huge number of specializations including pharmacology, marine chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

Some of the main modules and areas of chemistry you can expect to study include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Mathematics for chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemisty
  • Environmental chemistry

Types of chemistry degrees

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Chemistry study abroad programs

Chemistry undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in chemistry

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    Chemistry - BSc University of Mount Union, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,700 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry - BSc Trine University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,650 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Chemistry - Geochemistry - BSc Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,186 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,186 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Chemistry - BSc University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,522 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,055 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Chemistry - BSc/BSc (Tech) University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,439 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,795 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Associate in chemistry

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    Chemistry - ASc Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Analytical Chemistry - ASc Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy - ASc Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March, June
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    Chemistry - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Certificate in chemistry

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    Analytical Chemistry - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Chemistry graduate programs

Master's in chemistry

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    Chemistry - MSc/MSc (Research)/MSc (Tech) University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    26,524 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,980 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Chemistry and Molecular Sciences - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,240 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials - MSc University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Physical and Chemical Sciences - Astronomy and Space Physics - MSc University of Turku, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,592 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Chemistry - MSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,857 USD

    Start date
    February, July
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Doctorate in chemistry

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    Chemistry - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,896 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Chemistry and Materials Science - PhD Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,826 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,406 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Chemistry - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,944 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Chemistry - PhD Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,240 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in chemistry

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    Secondary Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,847 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Secondary Science with Chemistry - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,997 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future chemistry careers

You might think as a chemistry graduate you’d be restricted to a career wearing a white coat in a lab, but it will open up many opportunities in a range of sectors. Chemistry graduates have gone on to become British Prime Ministers, famous novelists and astronauts, so the options really are endless.

Here’s some of the careers that you might consider after you graduate:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Science teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Finance

Some of the core skills you’ll gain from a chemistry degree, like numeracy and problem solving, are transferable to many different careers - so don’t limit your search to a career in the science industry.