Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

Applying for admission

All students must pass the placement process to be admitted to the bachelor program for chemistry and biochemistry.

Students with general university qualification (Abitur), students graduating from professional trade schools (BOS) and technical colleges (FOS 13) may apply to the LMU.
Persons who do not have a general university qualification (for example, FOS 12), can receive the qualification upon successful completion of the Vordiplom or a bachelor's degree at a university of applied science.


Before you begin your studies in the bachelor program, you first have to apply for acceptance to that course of study, that is, you have to register or re-register. If you want to enter the program in chemistry and biochemistry at the LMU, you must complete two consecutive steps:

  1. Application for admission - the suitability test - at the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU.
  2. Matriculation (registration) at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei) of the LMU.

Steps one and two explained

1. Step one: Application for admission (placement process)

The first step toward admission takes place at the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy in the Chemistry Department.
When you have received a letter of acceptance from the Department, you can proceed to step two (see below).

  • For new students entering the first semester of the program or transfer students:
    The bachelor's program for chemistry and biochemistry always begins in the winter semester. The application deadline is July 15. For further details, click here: Required documents
  • For transfer students:
    Transfer students may apply for admission to the bachelor program in either the winter or the summer semester. The application deadlines are:
    • For admission to the winter semester, July 15.
    • For admission to the summer semester, January 15.
    For further details, click here: Required documents or here: Transfer students
  • For foreign students:
    Citizens of foreign countries with the German Abitur apply as described above at New Students or Transfer Students.
    All citizens of foreign countries (without the German Abitur) must also apply for admission at the Office of International Affairs (Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten) and submit to them an application for admission (Antrag auf Zulassung) , German-language proficiency test results, officially notarized documents, etc. (more infos can be found on the LMU Web site).
    This applies to both new students entering the first semester of the program and transfer students.
    • For admission to the winter semester, the deadline is July 15.
    • For admission to the summer semester, the deadline is January 15.

    When you have received a letter of acceptance from the Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten and a letter of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry, you can proceed to step two.

2. Step two: Matriculation (enrollment) at the LMU

You can register at the LMU after you have received your letter of acceptance from the Chemistry or Biochemistry Department (and, for foreign students, your letter of acceptance from the Office of International Affairs). Registration (matriculation) must be done in person after you have filled out the online form (see LMU web site). Filling out the online form does not mean you have registered!

  • For German citizens and persons with German Abitur:
    Matriculation, or registration, takes place only twice a year at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei). Please take note of the deadlines!
    You must submit all necessary documents when registering in person: the completed online registration form, your university entrance qualification document, the letter of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry, your passport or identity card and your health-insurance identification. For more information, including the address of the Registrar's Office, click here.
  • For foreign students:
    To register in person at the Registrar's Office (Studentenkanzlei), you need to submit the following documents: the completed online registration form, letters of acceptance from the Department of Chemistry, a university entrance qualification document, passport or identity card, health-insurance identification and the results of your German-language proficiency test. For more information, including the address of the Registrar's Office, click here.