Dual Degree Program – Wollongong


(Images: UOW/Australia)

(Images: UOW/Australia)

„Chemistry –
an international program“

In January 2015, the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia signed a mutual agreement as the basis for a Dual Degree Program (DDP) linking both the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the FAU and the School of Chemistry at the UOW. Both universities will recognize all courses, exams, and grades that students admitted to and enrolled in the DDP have obtained. After successful completion of the program, two degrees will be awarded, one from each partner institution.

Why study at the University of Wollongong?


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The University of Wollongong is ranked in the top 2% of world universities. There are students of more than 130 nationalities, a nurturing campus environment, and a multicultural community that helps international students settle into the Australian lifestyle. The campus provides academic support, accommodation, sports, cultural activities, and entertainment. UOW’s international students are offered many events and activities, including English conversation groups, friendship programs, and interesting sightseeing trips.



After studying for one semester at the home university, students transfer to the partner university for another two semesters (one academic year). The fourth term is reserved for the Master thesis, which is usually completed at the home institution. Details of the study program are governed by a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which must be agreed upon and signed at the start of the program by the appointed institutional coordinator.



Application and admission:

To enter the dual degree program, students must first be enrolled in the M.Sc. degree program for Chemistry or Molecular Science at the FAU. Students interested in joining the DDP should therefore apply for both the M.Sc. program Chemistry / Molecular Science at the FAU according to university regulations and for the DDP program. The latter application should be sent electronically to the coordinator of the DDP at the FAU, Prof. Dr. Rainer Fink. The deadline for the application for the DDP is identical with the dates issued by the FAU for the M.Sc. program Chemistry or Molecular Science, details can be found HERE.

Necessary documents:

  • Certificate stating an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or better (= C1)
  • B.Sc. degree, transcript of record of the B.Sc. program
  • Letter of motivation (in English)

Pre-selection of the candidates is based on the submitted certificates. At least two members of the Management Committee will interview all applicants who have successfully moved on from the pre-selection process.


Both universities have agreed to waive tuition fees for students registered in the DDP.


Contact & further Information:

Program coordinator: