What are the requirements to study pharmacy in South Africa?

Entry requirements include Matric bachelor certificate with a minimum of 27 APS score. For each compulsory subject, the minimum score is Mathematics 5, English 4, Life Sciences 5, Physical Sciences 5. Other Additional subject(1) 4 and Additional subject (2) 4. The scores exclude life orientation.

What subjects are required to study pharmacy?

Required Qualification/s

  • English Home OR First Additional Language 60-69%
  • Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science 60-69%
  • Mathematics 60-69%
  • Completed NBTs.

How long does it take to study pharmacy in South Africa?

four years

The curriculum extends over four years. After obtaining the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree, an internship of one year (in community, hospital or industry) or two years (academic) ensues. This is followed by a compulsory year of community service in the public hospital sector as a fully-fledged pharmacist.

What APS score is needed for pharmacy?

1.1. 1 National Senior Certificate Applicants

APS %APS Points
80 – 89%7
70 – 79%6
60 – 69%5
50 – 59%4







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