UQ Pharmacy School applications are open for 2016

24 April 2015

UQ Pharmacy School applications for the 2016 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

UQ Pharmacy School
Inside the UQ School of Pharmacy facilities

The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society, ensuring that patients optimize medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years. Practical and clinical science studies begin in first year, providing students with a strong background in professional pharmacy practice.

About UQ School of Pharmacy and PACE

The UQ School of Pharmacy is the longest established pharmacy school in Queensland, and celebrated 50 years in 2010. In January 2010, the school relocated from its previous premises within the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, to a brand new, purpose-built facility, The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).
The $100-million precinct was completed in December 2009. The PACE concept was jointly developed by the university and the whole profession in 2000, and creates a leading facility for pharmaceutical research, education and commercialization. The project has the support of the Queensland State Government, which has donated land for the project on a site adjoining the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

University of Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2015. It is recommended that students apply much earlier as places in the program can fill quickly.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to UQ’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet program prerequisites.
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 necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Credit Transfers

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 program. If credit is awarded students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in 3 years. Should you receive an offer to study in the UQ Pharmacy program, you will be eligible to apply for credit and accelerate into Year 2 of your studies. Please note this is only after you have received an offer.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!


Do you have questions about how to apply to the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the UQ Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!