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Study Pharmacy in Canada

Course Overview

Choosing to study Pharmacy courses in Canada provides students with in depth knowledge about medicinal substances and their application for therapeutic uses. An education in pharmacy is a stream of study based on how drug molecules are formulated into medicine. Students are free to use this knowledge to develop new ways of delivering drugs safely and effectively. A Pharmacy course typically focuses on physics, biology, anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. An integral part of the healthcare industry, trained Pharmacists can be involved in any and all aspects of drug and medicine use, whether the first discovery, the drug’s development, or its supply to patients.

Why Choose Canada

Apart from the fact that Canadian Institutions are known for providing consistently high quality education that is recognized globally, Canada offers its students a very diverse cultural experience with most of the world’s different ethnic groups represented in the country. The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries.

Choosing an Institution

When applying to study Pharmacy courses in Canada, choosing the right institution is a decision that should be taken after proper analysis; students seeking to enrol in a pharmacy school should keep in mind the following aspects:

  • Some schools offer specialized degree programs that can benefit students seeking a more specific field of study
  • Most schools will only accept students into a pharmaceutical program after satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. The table below shows the weighted average tuition fees (in Canadian dollars) for full-time foreign students, by field of study.

2019-20 International Tuition Fees by Field of Study *

Field of study grouping

Undergraduate

Graduate

Education

$20,875

$15,764

Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies

$25,127

$14,737

Humanities

$28,676

$13,667

Social and behavioural sciences

$27,647

$15,032

Law, legal professions and studies

$33,192

$17,237

Business management and public administration

$26,680

$24,693

Executive MBA

Not available

$66,665

Regular MBA

Not available

$38,950

Physical and life sciences and technologies $31,536 $15,421
Mathematics, computer and information sciences $33,012 $16,647
Engineering

$33,703

$19,301

Architecture

$26,457

$23,992

Agriculture, natural resources and conservation

$26,208

$14,452

Dentistry

$56,621

$22,472

Medicine

$32,450

Not available

Nursing

$21,922

$16,168

Optometry

Not available

$14,014

Pharmacy

$40,960

$12,876

Veterinary medicine

$63,323

$10,099

Other health, parks, recreation and fitness

$24,626

$18,551

Personal, protective and transportation services

$20,332

Not available

*weighted average tuition fees by field of study in Canadian dollars.
Source: Statistics Canada. Tuition and Living Accommodations Costs

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

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