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What will I learn?

Many diseases can be treated effectively with medicines. Our Bachelor programme is the first step towards becoming an all-round pharmaceutical expert and a career in the pharmacy or drug research lab.

Our Bachelor degree programme in Pharmacy combines chemistry with biology and medicine. Simply put, you will learn what medicines are, how they work, and how they are developed and administered. You will learn about human (patho)physiology, and the pharmacist's role in the quest for new compounds to prevent, halt or cure disease. Based on a strong research tradition, our multidisciplinary programme provides a solid scientific foundation for students. If you're interested in healthcare, the programme includes courses about the indispensable contribution of the pharmacist to patient care. If drug research is more your thing, the programme will open the door to the molecular world of pharmacy and how you can explore it. Students can choose from elective courses to individualize their programmes to their own specific interests.

Our BSc degree program Our BSc degree programme offers you the academic basis to help you on your way to becoming a versatile healthcare professional. You will gain the tools to contribute to improved healthcare through medicines and therapies tailored to the individual patient.

Job prospects

Our programme gives you ample freedom of choice when it comes to your opportunities after the Bachelor's.

You can pursue a Master's degree in our healthcare-oriented, Dutch-taught Pharmacy Master's programme, and be trained as a pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist. Research-oriented programmes are offered by the Master's degree programmes Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment. These programmes will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical sciences or biomedical research, in academia or industry. With a thorough knowledge about pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, you will be widely employable.

Job examples

Community pharmacist, pharmacist in a hospital or industry
Policy advisor for insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies or the government
Qualified person in pharmaceutical industry

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
€14,000.00 (11,43,791) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics: This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): B2

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): B2

IELTS overall band: 6.5

TOEFL internet based: 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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