WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$729 /year
Applications Begin:February 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Start Date:May 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Medicine
Campus:Mbarara Campus
Application Deadline: May 2021
Programme Overview

Pharmaceutical science is concerned with the design, development and analysis of new drugs for clinical purposes. It explores the different sources of medicine, how they work in the body and how they can be effectively formulated, (eg tablets, creams, inhalers), analyzed and tested.

This course provides a wide understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and will provide you with the necessary skills to gain employment in this industry.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
Two principal passes, one in Chemistry and the other in any one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Diploma Entry
– Diploma in Pharmacy or Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology.
– Should have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English at O’ Level with at least a credit

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $27

How to Apply
1. Go to
2. If you don’t have an Access Code, click “Click here to get an Access Code”, fill in the form and submit. An Access Code will then be sent to your email and phone number. If you already have an Access Code, proceed to step 3.
3. Enter you email address and Access Code that has been sent to your phone number to login
4. Select the application category i.e. Direct Entry and click “Apply Now”
5. Fill in the application form and submit
6. Click “Pay for Form” to generate a payment reference number to be used for paying application fees in the bank
7. If you’re a degree or diploma holder, Click “Print Form” and attach the printed form to the hard copies of certified academic and other the supporting documents and mail the hard copies to the University or submit it to any of the liaison offices
8. Go to the bank and pay the application fees using the payment reference number generated in “Step 6”

Applicants should note that;
i. All academic documents presented must be from an accredited institution
ii. Cases of Impersonation, Falsification of Documents or giving false/incomplete information whenever discovered will lead to Automatic cancellation of Admission.
iii. Completed Applications must be accompanied with certified copies of academic documents
iv. Detailed information about the specific entry requirements for each programme can be obtained from the university website,, or contact the Academic Registrar’s office.
v. Applicants whose first language is not English or did not go through an education system with English as a medium of instruction will be required to provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language to cope with the programmes.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences include:
– Forensic scientist. Forensic science is the application of scientific research to help investigate crimes, accidents and other incidents
– Pharmaceutical companies
– Regulatory affairs
– Sales and marketing
– Product developer/formulator
– Medicinal Chemist
– Patent Attorney
– Paints and Protective Coatings

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $729
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,459

Tuition Fee per year for Ugandan Students = 2,688,000 UGX
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,376,000 UGX

The Tuition fee per semester is = 1,344,000 UGX (Ugandan Students) and 2,688,000 UGX (Foreign Students)
**International Students pay double the amount of local students

Relevant Contact

Prof. Gertrude Kiwanuka
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries