Top Pharmacy Schools in Australia for Domestic and International Students

There are 16 pharmacy schools in Australia. Admission into pharmacy school is after the completion of secondary education with specified grades in subjects such as chemistry, mathematics, human biology, biology etc. The Australian Pharmacy Council accredit pharmacy programs in Australia for the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA).

Pharmacy schools in Australia offer different programs such as Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Master of Pharmacy. Another course, Diploma of Pharmacy Studies, available for those who did not make the requirement to study Bachelor of Pharmacy. It will prepare you for future study in Pharmacy.

The Graduate entry Master of Pharmacy degree is an accelerated programme, that will enable you to complete pharmacy education in two years. The programme is open to those with Bachelor’s degree in supported courses. Out of the sixteen universities offering pharmacy in Australia, six of them offers the two-year graduate entry MPharm Program. They are:

  • Curtin University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Griffith University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

International students pay tuition fees. Domestic students (citizens of Australia, New Zealand or a permanent resident holder) are eligible for Commonwealth Supported places (CSP). In this case, their fees are subsidized by the Government. The remaining part is paid by the students, mostly through HECS-HELP loans.

However, only some postgraduate courses offers Commonwealth Supported places. Most pharmacy schools in Australia have scholarship schemes to help eligible students in funding.

List of Pharmacy Schools in Australia

We will look at different pharmacy schools in Australia, their school fees, and programs. You can check our previous post on how pharmacy education in Australia.

Charles Darwin University

Located in Northern Territory, the school of pharmacy is under the College of Health and Human Sciences. It has the National Board Approval till end of 2022. They also offer BPharm (Honour).

Fees: $35,280.00 (BPharm, BPharm Honour)

Charles Sturt University

The university is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Orange Campus serves the pharmacy school. It has National Board Approval active till October next year (2023).

Fees: $31,312 for international students, $7,496 for domestic students (CSP)

Curtin University

The university campus is in Bentley, Western Australia. The current accreditation runs till end of 2024. They run B. Pharm, B. Pharm honour, and Master of Pharmacy degree program. You must meet the minimum ATAR 80 to study here.

Fees: $8,000 (Commonwealth supported),
International students: $34,600 (Year 1), $138,400 (total)

Griffith University

Griffith University is in Gold Coast city of Queensland. They offer B. Pharm, B. Pharm Honour, and Master of Pharmacy Programs. The accreditation status is active till end of 2024.

International students: Yes
Tuition: $35000 per year.

University of Technology Sydney

The University located in Sydney, New South Wales is offering Master of Pharmacy program for both domestic and international students. Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree in the last 10 years in relevant subjects. There is no-part time course.

Accreditation status: till 30/06/2023
Tuition: $77,400 (international students for the full-course)

University of Tasmania

The campus is located in Hobert. They offer BPharm, BPharm (Applied Honours), BPharm (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy Programs.

Accreditation: Active till 30/09/2022
Fees: Fee for international students is $147,312 AUD (rate of $34,950 AUD for a full year of study)

University of Sydney

This university has an additional 5-year pharmacy degree called Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management (Honours). The university offers BPharm, BPharm (Hons), and Master of Pharmacy Programs. From 2023, they plan to change to Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy Practice, a new vertically integrated combined degree.

Accreditation: till 18/05/2022
Fees: Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $8,021.
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $41,500 (indicative only)
For international students: $50,000 (undergraduate), $51,000 (postgraduate)

University of Canberra

Located in Bruce, Canberra. The university offers BPharm, BPharm (Hons) and Master of Pharmacy degrees. To be eligible for the BPharm (Hons), you will need a GPA of at least 5.5, and maintain the GPA of at least 5 across all other units undertaken in the Bachelor of Pharmacy when completing the Honours program.

Accreditation: till 31/12/2027
Fees: $37,700 per year

University of New England

A university with the campus at Armidale. The school has BPharm, BPharm (Hons) degree. You must have a guaranteed ATAR of 80.

Accreditation: till 31/07/2022
Fees: Commonwealth Supported Place ($8,350), International ($31,600)

University of South Australia

The best university in South Australia, for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, is located in Adelaide. The school offer BPharm (Hons) degree.

Accreditation: 31/08/2024
Fees: AUD$ 39,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

The University of Western Australia

The University Crawley Campus offers MPharm program. They have a small intake of about 50 students annually.

Accreditation: till 31/10/2022
Fees: $8,825 (domestic), $41,800 (International students)

James Cook University

Offers BPharm (Hons) at the Townsville QLD, Mackay QLD and Cairns QLD

Accreditation: till 31/12/2023
Fees: $8,021.00 (CSP), $37,840.00 (international students)

La Trobe University

The campus is at Bendigo, Victoria. They offer BPharm (Hons) degree.

Accreditation: till 30/06/2027
Fees: $7,661 (CSP), A$45 400 per 120 credit points (one full year)

Monash University

The school of Pharmacy is in Parkville, Victoria. They offer various courses such as Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), combined Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) / Master of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmaceutical Science, Doctoral Program in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Accreditation: till 31/12/2024
Fees: A$46,700 annually for international students.

Queensland University of Technology

BPharm and BPharm (Hons) are offered at the campus in Brisbane, Queensland. You are guaranteed admission if you meet ATAR or selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements.

Accreditation: till 31/12/2024
Fees: CSP $8,100 per academic session, $36,500 per year for international students.

RMIT University

The pharmacy school is under School of Medical Sciences, in Bundoora, Victoria. They offer BPharm (Hons) degree. The minimum requirement is ATAR of 75.75

Accreditation: till 31/12/2022
Fees: AU$44,160 annually for International students, AU$3,985 to AU$14,630 (CSP)

The University of Queensland

The University offers BPharm (Hons) degree. It is the highest ranking university for such program. They added a new program called Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice, a two-year degree.

Accreditation: till 31/07/2023
Fees: A$41936 (2022 indicative per year for Masters), $8,021 for BPharm (Domestic students), AUD $46,800 Indicative annual fee for international students.

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