Nanoscience – Bachelor of Science


Undergraduate study programme leading to a first degree and providing qualifications and skills for future employment.

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary study programme combining chemistry and physics in order to research and develop molecular materials. You will acquire a sound, high-quality scientific education that equips you with solid specialist foundations and particular competence in the field of molecular material sciences.


DegreeBachelor of Science
Programme startWinter semester
Period of study6 semesters
Application period27.05. - 15.9.
Admission restrictionsno
Obligatory minor subjectno
⌀ Number of students:27

Why study Nanoscience at Konstanz?

  • Research-oriented teaching
  • Education and training at a leading international level
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Limited number of students
  • Our staff –student ratio is excellent
  • Your lecturers are multiple award-winning and internationally oriented scientists
  • Helpful services such as open office hours and tutorials



Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

In this bachelor's programme you will acquire knowledge and skills required for a career in modern material sciences research. A large variety of career possibilities open up in industry and the world of science.

Typical work areas include:

  • modern material sciences research
  • production of instruments in measurement and sensor technology
  • production of optical or medical devices
  • electronics industry (e.g. production of microchips)
  • ceramic and chemical industry
  • engineering and foundries
  • material development (synthetics, biomaterials etc.)
  • quality control, materials testing institutes

You can find out more about career entry in the interview series #dreamjob - Starting a career. Alumni of the University of Konstanz report on their very personal career entry.

Graduate studies

To qualify further the University of Konstanz offers the Master's Programme in Nanoscience.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in this table.

Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).

Internship and study abroad


You do not have to complete an internship outside the university.

Study abroad

A period of study abroad is always highly recommended. The university promotes study abroad via Erasmus+ and numerous other exchange programmes. A period of study abroad during the master's programme is highly recommended.


What interests and skills should I have?

  • Good knowledge of chemistry
  • Good knowledge of physics, mathematics and English
  • Logical and analytical thinking
  • Manual skills, Good observation skills, endurance and patience
  • Joy in experimenting

Language skills

German language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

Teaching language is German.

Admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

Documentation Orientation Test

When applying for admission at universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg you have to take an orientation test. The Baden-Württemberg orientation test is the most widely used test. Please send in your certificate of participation together with your application papers.


Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for first degree studies for some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain 'Bildungsinländer' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.
Once a year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuungssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). You can find more detailed information here.

Application and application documents

This study programme has no admission restrictions.

An application is possible during the following period: 27.05. - 15.9. (winter semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

You will find an overview of the required application documents in your application for admission, which you will receive at the end of your online application.

Application Guide
The PocketGuide Application will guide you as you take all the steps towards submitting a successful application to your first-choice study programme at the University of Konstanz.