Biology, Physics, Chemistry: An overview of all science degree programmes at private universities in Germany

  • 22Academic Programs
  • 13On-Site
  • 6Part-time
  • 3Online
  • 13Bachelor
  • 9Master
 · Last updated 12.09.2023

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The range of science degree programmes at private universities is quite limited. There are currently just 3 universities in Germany offering Bachelor's and Master's programmes in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Constructor University and Provadis School of International Management and Technology. I present all 3 universities to you in detail here.

In addition, I compare all the science degree programmes of these 3 private universities here, from the B.Sc. Business Chemistry to the M.Sc. Chemical Engineering.

Overview of all Courses

We have a total of 22 courses in the field of Natural Sciences.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  8 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  2 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  English
  •  Bioanalysis, Pharmceutical Analysis, Clinical and Forensic Analysis, Applied Research Lab, Master Thesis

The Master's programme in English offers in-depth knowledge of analytical methods such as immunoassays or mass spectrometry and their specific fields of application. In the programme, students learn to know and apply different methods, to view and evaluate them comparatively. In addition, they gain knowledge of the essential legal requirements as they are relevant for the development, registration, production and distribution of medicinal products.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  8 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  5 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Pfungstadt
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  English
  •  Bioanalysis, Pharmceutical Analysis, Clinical and Forensic Analysis, Applied Research Lab, Master Thesis

The English-language, part-time Master's programme offers in-depth knowledge of analytical methods such as immunoassays or mass spectrometry and their specific fields of application. In the programme, students learn to know and apply different methods, to view them comparatively and to evaluate them. The lectures take place in the 1st and 3rd semesters on 2-3 days per week.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Idstein
  •  English
  •  Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry, Sterile process and plant engineering, Good manufacturing practice, Upstream processing and bioseparation, Downstream processing, Qualification of technica…

This Master's programme offers comprehensive training in this cutting-edge field and is taught entirely in English. Immerse yourself in innovative research and cutting-edge technologies under the guidance of renowned industry experts. This English-language degree programme will give you a solid foundation to succeed in an international environment. Develop breakthrough medicines and therapies to improve the lives of people around the world.

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Provadis School of International Management and Technology

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Frankfurt
  •  German

Provadis School of International Management and Technology

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Frankfurt
  •  German

Constructor University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English
  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English

Constructor University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English

Constructor University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English

Constructor University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English

Constructor University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Bremen
  •  English

SRH Fernhochschule - The Mobile University

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Provadis School of International Management and Technology

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  5 Semester
  •  Frankfurt am Main
  •  German

Provadis School of International Management and Technology

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  5 Semester
  •  Frankfurt am Main
  •  German

Which private university is the best?

The range of natural science subjects offered at private universities is very small. Accordingly, there are only 3 universities in Germany with Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics.

logo freseniusFresenius University of Applied Sciences: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is a state-recognised university of applied sciences and one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 12,991 students were enrolled at the university. The university is located in Idstein, Hesse, near Wiesbaden. The Department of Chemistry & Biology is the oldest and most traditional department at the university. Its roots go back to 1848, when Carl Remigius Fresenius founded the "Fresenius Chemical Laboratory" in Wiesbaden. Popular study programmes at the department are, for example, the B.Sc. Applied Chemistry for Analytics, Forensics and Life Science and the M.Sc. Economic Chemistry.

Logo ProvadisProvadis School of International Management and Technology: The Provadis School of International Management and Technology is a state-recognised university of applied sciences located in Frankfurt am Main/Hesse. The university was founded in 2003 and now has around 1,097 students enrolled. In the field of natural sciences, the university currently offers, among others, the study programmes Biopharmaceutical Science (B.Sc.) and Chemical Engineering (B.Sc.).

logo constructor universityConstructor University: Constructor University is a private, state-recognised university based in Bremen. The university was founded in 1999 under the name International University Bremen. It was later renamed Jacobs University and is now called Constructor University. In the winter semester 2022/2023, a total of 1,531 students were enrolled at Constructor University. In addition to the natural sciences, the university also offers programmes in the humanities and social sciences. The language of instruction in all degree programmes is English.

Unfortunately, I cannot give you a general answer to the question of which university is the best. It is better to ask yourself which degree programme is the most suitable for you. Compare the study contents and specialisation options in detail and, if necessary, request module handbooks to learn more about study contents and examination forms.

Campus building of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein/Hesse, near Wiesbaden
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Study Biology privately: All study programmes at a glance

For the subject area of biology, the number of degree programmes offered at private higher education institutions is comparatively high.

However, you will not find a pure Biology programme at private universities as you do at state universities. The closest thing to this is the Biochemistry and Cell Biology programme at Constructor University, the only private university with a biology programme. The course is taught in English but at 10,000 euros per semester the tuition fees are enormous compared to other private universities.

Beyond that, however, there are a number of degree programmes which are geared more towards applied biology, pharmacy and biotechnology. For example, the B.Sc. Biosciences at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

Here are all degree programmes in the field of biology at private universities at a glance:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDurationFees

Part-time program
Idstein3 Semesterfrom 9900 € total
from 550 € monthly

On-campus program
Idstein2 Semesterfrom 9000 € total
from 750 € monthly

On-campus program
Bremen6 Semesterfrom 60000 € total
from 10000 € Semester fee

Part-time program
Frankfurt7 Semesterfrom 21210 € total
from 505 € monthly
from 2910 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Idstein8 Semesterfrom 27840 € total
from 580 € monthly

On-campus program
Bremen6 Semesterfrom 10000 € Semester fee

Part-time program
Frankfurt am Main5 Semesterfrom 20330 € total
from 600 € monthly
from 3600 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Bremen6 Semesterfrom 10000 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Idstein4 Semesterfrom 18000 € total
from 750 € monthly

Part-time program
Idstein3 Semesterfrom 9900 € total
from 550 € monthly

Study Chemistry privately: All study programmes at a glance

Focus on industrial chemistry & applied chemistry: studying chemistry at private universities in Germany.
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There is a manageable range of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes for the subject area of chemistry at private universities.

There is no such thing as a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry as at state universities. Instead, most degree programmes focus on topics such as applied chemistry or business chemistry and engineering. Example: The B.Sc. in Economic Chemistry at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

The only university-based chemistry programme at a private university is currently the B.Sc. Chemistry and Biotechnology at Constructor University. At 10,000 euros per semester, the tuition fees are at the upper end of the price range compared to other private universities.

Here are all degree programmes in the field of chemistry at private universities at a glance:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDurationFees

On-campus program
Idstein8 Semesterfrom 25920 € total
from 540 € monthly

Part-time program
Idstein3 Semesterfrom 9900 € total
from 550 € monthly

On-campus program
Idstein2 Semesterfrom 9000 € total
from 750 € monthly

Distance learning program
Pfungstadt7 Semesterfrom 14487 € total
from 219 € monthly
from 1992 € Semester fee

Part-time program
Frankfurt am Main5 Semesterfrom 20330 € total
from 600 € monthly
from 3600 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Frankfurt7 Semesterfrom 2580 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Bremen6 Semesterfrom 10000 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Bremen6 Semesterfrom 10000 € Semester fee

Study physics privately at Constructor University

The only physics programme currently offered at a private university is the English-language B.Sc. Physics at the private Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) based in Bremen.

The full-time programme lasts 6 semesters and starts annually in the winter semester. A total of 180 ECTS are acquired.

The study programme is structured as follows:

  • 1st academic year: Modern Physics, Classical Physics, Calculus and Elements of Linear Algebra I, Calculus and Elements of Linear Algebra II, Language, Electives
  • 2nd academic year: Quantum Mechanics, Analytical Mechanics, Computational Physics, Statistical Physics, Electrodynamics, Advances Physics Lab I, Advances Physics Lab II, Advances Physics Lab III, Renewable Energy, Discrete Mathematics, Programming in Python, Language
  • 3rd academic year: Internship/Start-Up, Specialisiation, Study Abroad Option, Community Impact Project, Big Questions, Bachelor Thesis and Seminar

The tuition fees are 10,000 euros per semester and 60,000 euros for the entire programme. In addition, there are living costs of 8,000 euros per year, making a total of an additional 24,000 euros.

The study plan for the B.Sc. Physics at the Constructor University in Bremen.

The best study cities for a degree in natural sciences

Physics, chemistry and biology are currently offered by just 3 private universities in 3 study cities in Germany. Here is an overview of the cities of these universities:

Idstein: Idstein is a small university town in the Rheingau-Taunus district of southern Hesse, close to the state capital Wiesbaden. Practical: The region in and around Idstein is home to numerous industries and companies - so the job prospects are excellent. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is headquartered in Idstein and has a large network of partner companies, so students in Idstein have a wide range of internship partners to choose from. The main building of the university is located directly in the town centre on Limburger Straße.

Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt am Main is a manageable city, but at the same time has an interesting metropolitan character with an international flair. In addition to the banking and real estate industries, the city also offers, for example, a lively media landscape and a well-positioned healthcare industry. The Provadis School of International Management and Technology is located in Frankfurt am Main.

Bremen: Bremen, as the capital of the federal state of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, has around 550,000 inhabitants and many sights to offer, such as the Roland statue as the city's focal point and landmark. In addition to the private Constructor University and the private APOLLON University of Health Care Management, Bremen also has the state University of Bremen to offer, for example. With over 30,000 students, Bremen is a thoroughly interesting city for Bachelor's and Master's students.

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