Admissions Information for International Students
Our curriculum is engaging, contemporary, relevant, and challenging. We provide a path that allows you to reach your full potential and gain a competitive advantage that will serve you well in your future as health-care providers.
We recognize that some of the best talent comes from outside the United States and welcome students from all corners of the world to apply to our innovative PharmD program.
You may find details about the PharmD program and the admission process at https://pharmacy.unc.edu/academics/the-pharmd/ If you have further questions particular to international admissions, please e-mail Dr. Amanda Corbett.
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is a required, standardized test for all doctor of pharmacy applicants. The PCAT is administered internationally by Pearson Professional Centers. For more information about registering to take the PCAT and ways to prepare, visit the doctor of pharmacy prerequisites page and click on the PCAT tab.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is highly preferred if English is not your native language.
▪ The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy prefers for students to have a TOEFL iBT score greater or equal to 100. However, those who score less than 100 will still be reviewed for admissions.
▪ For international registrants in countries other than China, register for the TOEFL iBT here. For those who are testing in China (except Hong Kong and Macau), register here or see here. A Step-by-Step tutorial for TOEFL iBT registration is available here
▪ The test fee will depend on the test location that you choose.
- For international applicants, PharmCAS does NOT accept original foreign transcripts. Foreign transcripts will need to be sent to a foreign transcript evaluation service prior to submitting to PharmCAS. Currently, PharmCAS requires international applicants to use the World Education Services.
- In your PharmCAS application, when asked for a transcript, select “Add a School,” and then use code 555555- Non-U.S. (Foreign) Institution to continue filling out the information.
- For your coursework, do NOT list any courses completed at a non-U.S. Institution.
- Send evaluated foreign transcripts to PharmCAS. Details can be found at http://www.pharmcas.org/preparing-toapply/what-youll-need-toapply/transcripts/#International
There are a variety of application-based scholarships available to help manage expenses associated with study in the doctor of pharmacy program. The Beijing Royal Charity Foundation Student Scholarship and the Chinese Scholarship Council Scholarship/Fellowship are both opportunities for incoming students. For more information about these scholarships, contact Dr. Amanda Corbett.
Important Dates to Remember
- PCAT and TOEFL: Complete by November
- PharmCAS: Due by December 1
- UNC Supplemental Application: Due by January 15
- Interview: Usually occurs during January or February, if selected
Helpful Contact Information
Global Engagement Office Dr. Amanda Corbett, Associate Director of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Organization (PharmD Students) Sarah Beargie, GEO President