Pharmacy (State Examination)

The most important facts at a glance:


State Examination

Standard period of studies:

8 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
M- or T-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in all semesters


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry - Therapeutical Life Sciences


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The aim of the Pharmacy course is to qualify students as licensed pharmacists. At the university, future pharmacists are trained primarily in chemical, pharmaceutical-chemical, analytical, physiochemical, pharmaceutical-technological, medical-chemical, biopharmaceutical, biological and medical subjects. As natural scientists, pharmacists deal with medicines, focusing mainly on the development, production, quality control (e.g. analysis), and the provision of medicines in conformity with scientific guidelines. On the basis of a university course, which includes the subjects of Medicine/Pharmacology as well as Clinical Pharmacy, students are trained to become competent experts in medicines. On behalf of the relevant authorities, pharmacists provide the populace with medicines in public pharmacies or in clinics. In this capacity, they are also engaged in giving advice on all questions relating to medicines.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).