Pharmaceutical examination, application for approval

The study of pharmacy includes a final examination. Proof of passing the examination is a prerequisite for licensure as a pharmacist. Admission to the examination in Saxony is granted upon application by the state directorate.

Pharmaceutical training comprises:

  • a study of pharmacy of four years at a university,
  • a clinical traineeship of eight weeks
  • a practical training of twelve months,
  • the Pharmaceutical Examination, which is to be taken in three examination sections.

The examination sections of the Pharmaceutical Examination are taken:

  • the First Section after studying pharmacy for at least two years,
  • the Second Section after passing the First Section and after studying pharmacy for at least four years,
  • the Third Section after passing the Second Section and after completing the subsequent practical training.

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You must register in writing for the Pharmaceutical Examination. Use the prescribed forms in each case. Submit your application with the required documents to the responsible office.


Required documents

You must enclose with your application for admission to the pharmaceutical examination, among other things:

  • the birth certificate, in the case of married persons or registered partners also the marriage / civil partnership certificate
  • proof of higher education entrance qualification (university entrance qualification); in the case of certificates obtained at foreign educational institutions, also the recognition notice from the competent authority
  • proof of clinical traineeship or, in the case of pharmacist assistants, pharmacy engineers, pharmaceutical-technical assistants and pharmacy assistants, the corresponding certificates
  • proof of having studied pharmacy for two years
  • certificates of participation in the courses of study

Further documents are mentioned in the respective application forms.


  • Application deadline: 10.01. / 10.06.

The State Examination Office for Academic Health Professions announces the examination dates every six months on the Internet.

Release note

Saxony State Directorate, Department 28. 30.01.2019