If chemistry is your subject of interest, you will certainly have some doubts: can I study abroad or it's a too rigorous subject? Will I be able to gain the experience I need, by studying abroad? Will I be able to attend the best schools or I'll end up in a place which won't benefit my career and my life?

By studying chemistry abroad, you will be able to gain a lot of experience and to work with top-class researchers to gain the experience you need to make a living out of your passion for chemistry. If you decide to study chemistry abroad maybe one day you'll be able to find answers and better understand the world around you.

There are many types of study program you can choose if you want to study chemistry abroad: you can decide to go for an undergraduate degree to dip your toes in the subject, or a bachelor’s degree to deepen your knowledge, or a doctorate to become a real expert in the field.

Whether you want to study chemistry abroad to kick-start your career or to boost your resume, there is a wide range of choices available. You can decide to enroll by yourself or through a program provider, based on your needs, your experience and also how much time you can dedicate to finding the best option.

Direct Enrollment

Once you've chosen your school of destination, you can contact the Enrollment Office and apply to become an exchange student or a foreign student, depending on the program, the department and also your requirements. This is the best choice for independent people who don’t mind taking care of bureaucratic stuff. It's also a great way to fully live your life as a student abroad, from start to finish.

Third-Party Provider Program

If you’re not as independent or feel you may need more support, a provider can help you fill in all the necessary documentation and also with finding accommodation, a Visa if you need one and other things. Generally, enrolling on a program through a provider program is the simplest way to study abroad and you will be given a choice of different options to choose from. Once you've chosen, the provider will do everything for you so you'll only have to pack before moving abroad for your new adventure. Also, enrolling through a provider program could mean you end up in a class full of people from your own country.

Chemistry is one of the top subjects for many universities around the world, and this means you can live abroad and experience a different way of life and culture in some of the most incredible institutions worldwide, specialized in offering chemistry programs at different levels.

Some universities only accept people who speak the local language so you must feel confident using a different language if you want to be considered; for a better experience, you might want to consider a study abroad program at an English speaking university.

United Kingdom

If you want to study chemistry abroad, the UK is one of the places you should consider. Universities in the UK are assigned to many different projects including research and experimental work and they're also equipped with some of the most hi-tech chemistry equipment. You can choose to opt for a public college or a private one, depending on your needs, and also based on the programs available for foreign students.

China

Known as a hub of new economic growth, China is a great place to study chemistry abroad. The country is famous for its innovation and this is one of the reasons why it should really be considered one of the top destinations for chemistry students. Many classes and courses are held in English, but not all are open to foreigners so you really need to look hard and start researching far in advance to find the best possible class.

Ireland

Easy to reach for Americans, and with a very similar approach, Ireland is appealing for many students interested in studying chemistry abroad. There are many different colleges you can choose, in Dublin, Galway and also Cork, where you will learn more about chemistry in an international environment.

Singapore

Singapore is an interesting destination for people looking to study chemistry abroad: whether you choose the National University or one of the many private ones, you'll be studying in a vibrant environment. Most of the classes are held in English and they accept foreigners both as exchange or guest students.

Switzerland

If you're looking to study chemistry abroad, Switzerland could be your choice: many companies are located there, and many of them work closely with universities to give people access to instruments, research documents and also projects.

Housing

In terms of housing, you may be asked to organise it yourself and pay for all of your expenses or you can take advantage of dorms if the institution you have chosen offers them to foreign students. In many cases, you need to provide information on your income to be eligible for benefits. Start by reading our study abroad housing guide to find some inspiration and ideas.

Scholarship Resources

Living and studying abroad can cost a lot of money. Before applying for classes and courses in chemistry abroad, check with the Chemistry Department at your school to see if there are special major-specific scholarships or if they can put you in contact with other institutions interested in sponsoring your study abroad in chemistry. Start by checking our guide about the cost of study abroad to find the best solution.

Have a look at these resources to find scholarships specifically for students in chemistry:

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