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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – 1 field degree program

You’re in pain and you have the painkillers ready – but how does the medicine actually work? What relieves the pain and what are the potential side-effects? Does the medicine cause more harm than good? If these thoughts go through your mind when you look in your first-aid cabinet, then you should study Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Freiburg and engage with the development, production, effectiveness and application of medicines!

To take a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences you should

  • be very interested in chemistry and biology,
  • also enjoy physics and mathematics,
  • be keen on laboratory work,
  • be willing to put a lot of time into your studies,
  • enjoy practical experiments,
  • have a huge interest in life sciences (the processes or structures of animals),
  • be curious about the development and production of medicines.
Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): Selection procedure (30 places)
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 15 July
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a field in the natural sciences that is closely related to the life sciences and medicine. Our goal in the bachelor’s program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is to provide students an interdisciplinary scientific education in the core subjects pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical biology, and pharmaceutical technology, also taking into consideration relevant medical aspects of the field. Students then go on to pursue specializations in the analysis and quality control of medicinal drugs as well as the development of new active ingredients. Great emphasis is placed on including current research findings. The program is designed to be completed in six semesters and leads to the bachelor of science (B.Sc.). In principle, it qualifies students to enroll in a master’s program in the area of pharmacy or in another area of the natural sciences.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

For the examination regulations, see "Statutes" section above.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Academic Advising
Dr. Franz-Josef Volk
Hebelstraße 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-67586

Dienstags 11-12 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Program Coordination
Dr. Mira Kuisle
Hebelstraße 27
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-4897

Donnerstag 10-11 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Examination Office

Hebelstr. 27, 79104 Freiburg
Erika Dunai-Kovacs, Telefon: 0761 203-6461
Montag - Donnerstag 9.00 Uhr bis 11.00 Uhr
Dienstag 14.00 Uhr bis 15.00 Uhr

Hebelstr. 27, 79104 Freiburg
Olga Cerilli, Telefon: 0761 203-5976
Montag und Dienstag 8.00 Uhr bis 11.30 Uhr
Donnerstag und Freitag 8.00 bis 11.30 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung
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  • Online Study-Choice Assistent [in german]
    The OSA will give you a realistic preview of the content, procedures and requirements of the relevant field of study at the University of Freiburg. It also offers you the opportunity to test your own interests, ambitions and skills, and through an individual feedback to assess whether the appropriate field of study at the University of Freiburg fits you.

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.

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» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states or of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or who are not equivalent to Germans pursuant to Section 1 (2) No. 2-3 HZVO (Baden-Württemberg University Admission Regulations) and/or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification may not take part in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.