Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.
Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offer for available places are issued according to the ranking.
There is a guaranteed offer for applicants with an ATAR of 90 and above or equivalent. As places are limited, entry into the degree is guaranteed only if you accept your offer and enrol before the course quota is reached.
Prerequisites (See separate assumed knowledge requirements above)
Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics*or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites. See separate Assumed knowledge requirements above.
*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.
Tertiary Record Holders
Very good tertiary record in at least one year of full-time study at Bachelor's degree level (or part-time equivalent). See details regarding previous tertiary study .
Credit for Previous Study
If you have previously completed relevant other studies at tertiary level you may be eligible for credit for previous studies - also called 'credit transfer' or 'advanced standing' - for the Bachelor of Pharmacy. If you are applying through UAC you may apply for credit once you have enrolled in the course. If you are applying as a direct international applicant, you have the option of applying for credit as part of the course application process. You can also apply after enrolment. If you have studied a relevant course at a Singapore Polytechnic Institution, special information on credit transfer is available on the Credit for previous study page..
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.