The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 55,300
Int'l Student Population 21,200
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $46,800 (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places Variable / no set limit


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 UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours program will prepare you for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society, ensuring patients optimize medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years.


This program builds a strong knowledge foundation in areas including chemistry, biology, physiology and anatomy, while also developing your professional skills and practice.

The UQ pharmacy program integrates six streams of study:

  • Quality use of medication
  • Dosage form design Social and professional aspects of pharmacy
  • Drug discovery
  • Biological fate of drugs
  • Data analysis in pharmacy

Clinical placements
Practical and clinical science studies begin in first year, providing you with a strong background in professional practice. You will be confident and job-ready when you graduate with extensive practical experience in UQ’s six simulated pharmacies, as well as an 8-week final-year placement in rural or metropolitan Australia, or overseas.  Every year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program involves pharmacy placements in rural and community pharmacies and Queensland Health facilities.

What OzTREKK students have said about studying online
“I love online learning to be honest. It is very convenient for me. It helped me to get closer to my dream by being in my own home country and having the advantage of studying at UQ, a high-ranking university in the world, as well as through Australian education system that is just amazing. I wish this online option would be an option forever for those who want to study internationally. Sometimes things might happen in life which hold you back from travelling and having to study online as an option works both ways. The time difference was not an issue as well since I have found an app to convert the time called Time Buddy. Even writing exams online was the best experience since you avoid any distractions and travelling time to attend your exam. Of course there can be technical issues, but UQ also had a solution for that as well which was great.” Maral, started July 2021

Admission Requirements

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 you’ve 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 with a science background) may be eligible 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 so you can complete the program in 3 years.

Admission Timeline

*The application deadline for the July intake is May 30; and November 29 for the February intake. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Late applications may be accepted by UQ Pharmacy School.

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


“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