International Students FAQs

  • Do I need to complete the CORE and FLAG course requirements?
    • If The University of Texas recognizes that you’ve earned a bachelor’s (equivalent bachelor’s) degree, you will be waived any core and flag course requirements still lacking upon matriculation into the Pharm.D. program.
    • If you do not have a bachelor’s (equivalent bachelor’s) degree, then you will need to complete all core and flag course requirements (please read carefully) for The University of Texas at Austin in order to receive your Pharm.D. degree.

  • What is the non-resident tuition rate per semester?
    • Tuition for non-resident Pharm.D. students can be found here.

  • Is financial assistance/financial aid available for international students?
    • Information on financial assistance can be located through Financial Aid site.

  • If I have a foreign pharmacy degree that isn’t equivalent to a Pharm.D. degree, can I take a reduced number of years to complete my pharmacy education for the Pharm.D. degree?
    • No.  UT Austin College of Pharmacy requires that you complete all fours years of the Pharm.D. curriculum in-residence.

  • If I have a foreign bachelors degree, can any of the pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses that I’m still lacking be waived?
    • No.  All applicants to UT Austin College of Pharmacy must complete all pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses despite having a prior bachelor’s degree.
    • This may require you to go back and complete a few freshman/sophomore level pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses.

  • Am I required to take the TOEFL exam?
    • Yes. You will be required to take the TOEFL exam and submit the results to PharmCAS (PharmCAS code 8246).   Requirement and exemption information can be found at the following site.  Scroll down to the section “Test scores demonstrating English proficiency” for detailed information.
    • You will not submit test scores to UT Austin, only to PharmCAS.

  • As an international applicant or permanent residents, can I be exempt from taking the TOEFL exam?
    • If you hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will be exempt from taking the TOEFL.
    • You will not be exempt from taking the TOEFL if you earned only a master’s degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country.
    • Applicants from the English-only speaking countries indicated here do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. (Scroll down to “Test scores demonstrating English proficiency” for information.)

    • I am a practicing pharmacist in my native country.  I want to be licensed in Texas.  What should I do?

  • Do you accept Foreign Transcripts?
    • No, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy does not evaluate transcripts from outside of the United States.

  • Is there a way to have my foreign transcripts evaluated?
    • Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services
    • Self-Evaluation of Coursework
      • Step 1: Submit foreign transcript(s) documentation to AACRAO or any other foreign transcript evaluation service.  Make sure you request a course-by-course evaluation.
        Step 2: Once you receive your evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation service, you can then compare your results with our list of pre-pharmacy prerequisite course requirements .
        Step 3: If you do not have a bachelors degree that’s equivalent to a U.S. bachelors degree, then you will also be required to fulfill UT Austin’s general university course requirements also known as Core, Flag, and Foreign Language requirements.  If you have a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelors degree, the CORE and FLAG course requirements will be waived.If you are accepted into the UT Austin College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program, we will then ask you to submit your foreign transcript(s) to our UT Austin main admissions office.  We will communicate more specific details at that time.