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In order to work as a pharmacist in Germany, you will need governmental approval, a so-called "approbation" or a permit to practice the pharmacist profession. Decisions concerning the recognition of pharmaceutical degrees and the granting of approbations or the license to practice are made by the competent authorities in each of the individual German states. You can apply for recognition of your pharmacy degree regardless of your nationality or your current residency status.

Degree in Pharmacy Earned Within Europe

If you have completed your pharmacy education in a country that is a member of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland, your degree will be recognised mutually. The fundamental principles of automatic recognition apply.

Degree in Pharmacy Earned Outside Europe

If you have completed your pharmacy education in a non-member country, meaning a country that is not a member of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, an assessment will be performed to determine whether yours is equivalent to a German education.

 

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