The University of Queensland


University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions, internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-acclaimed researchers, and superior campus facilities and services.

UQ School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland is the longest-established pharmacy school in Queensland, celebrating 60 years in 2020.

UQ School of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well-received by both students and the profession.

Fast Facts

Program University of Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Duration 4 years
Location St Lucia
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition $46,800 (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline Variable*
Total International Places Variable / no set limit

What do you need to get in?

1. From high school
Must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum 84% GPA. Prerequisite subjects include Grade 12 English, chemistry and math.

2. With a completed or partially completed university degree
Minimum 65% cumulative GPA.

If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the university’s undergraduate programs.

Application for Credit
The UQ School of Pharmacy does not expect you to repeat learning that has been successfully completed at a similar level and standard elsewhere, where that work is substantially the same in content and standard as that required for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). If full credit is awarded, you may be able to undertake an additional course in your first and second semesters of enrollment and complete the program in 3 years rather than 4.

Please contact OzTREKK if you would like more information about applying for credit at UQ Pharmacy.

Application Timeline
*The application deadline for the July intake is May 30; and November 29 for the February intake. OzTREKK recommends that students apply much earlier as places in the program can fill quickly. Late applications may be accepted by UQ Pharmacy School. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

Remote Learning
Please let us know if you’d like to discuss your options for starting this degree online:

Program Structure

The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well-received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

The undergraduate program runs over four years, full time, after which graduates are eligible to complete a 48-week paid internship in either community or hospital pharmacy. On completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and internship, graduates are eligible for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

The program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years.

Students accepted into UQ’s School of Pharmacy enter a progressive, industry-driven educational environment that consistently employs and sets new standards in professional preparation. Students enjoy the support of a highly experienced and supportive team of award-winning academic staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities offered within the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).

The program is structured around six themes:

  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Dosage Form Design
  • Drug Discovery
  • Data Analysis in Pharmacy
  • Biological Fate of Drugs
  • Social and Professional Aspects of Pharmacy

How to Apply

  1. Online application

    Fill out the OzTREKK online application. OzTREKK Tip: have the dates of your previous study handy!

  2. Receive email from OzTREKK

    After you’ve completed the online application, you will receive a detailed email from OzTREKK usually within 1 business day outlining all the documents required complete your application for submission. Best of all, you submit them to OzTREKK, not to Australia!

  3. Submission time

    We’ll let you know exactly what to send and the best way to send it! Examples include final transcripts from each institution you have attended (in their original, sealed envelopes), Australian university-specific documents, course outlines, and a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport. Many documents may be emailed as PDFs; however, we recommend you don’t begin sending your documents until your admissions officer has requested them.


“I like how it gets right into the pharmacy stuff, so you can experience what it will be like when you are done.”

I like how it gets right into the pharmacy stuff, so you can experience what it will be like when you are done. I dislike how we still have to do some courses which are very similar to the ones I did back home during my Bachelor of Sciences.

Kajal G.
The University of Queensland, 2018