Top 10 Private Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia 2019

Sharing is caring :)

Are you the type of person who wants to help people to get well when they are sick? Are you the type of person who just lights up in their eyes when chemistry or the human body becomes the topic of the conversation? Or are you the kind of person who would like to take part in drug innovation? If all of those questions resonate with you, then study pharmacy would be the right choice for you!

Why choose Pharmacy over Doctor of Medicine?

Why would you study the use of medication when you are capable to study MBBS and practice as a doctor to save lives, if that’s what you’re thinking, you should discard that thought immediately. The pharmacy field plays an important role in the healthcare of the public. For starters, pharmacists are also known as chemists who practice on focusing the safety and the effectiveness the medication use, ensuring that the medication is not being abused through overdosage. Pharmacists are important as they are responsible to provide instruction on the proper use and adverse effects of the medically prescribed medications. 

Pharmacists are also responsible for: 

  • The quality of medicines supplied to patients
  • Ensuring that the supply given is within the law
  • Ensuring the prescribed medications are suitable for the patients
  • Supervise medicines supply chain
  • Ensure pharmacy premises and systems are fit to work
  • Respond to patients’ symptoms and advise on medicines for sale in pharmacies

Being a pharmacist isn’t the only thing you can do with a pharmacy degree. Pharmacists can find jobs in areas such as:

  • Research scientist (medical)
  • Clinical research associate
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Medical sales representative
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Science writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Product/process development scientist

What are the steps taken to be a pharmacist in Malaysia?

QualificationMinimum Requirement
SPM / O-level or EquivalentMinimum of 5Bs in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
A-Level / STPM or EquivalentMinimum of BBC / ABC / AAC in: Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics. Overall CGPA must be at least 3.0 (out of 4.0)
Australian Matriculation (SAM / AUSMAT)Average of 75% including Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics,
ATAR 80.0, including Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics
Matriculation or Foundation in ScienceCGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in: Biology, Chemistry (minimum B, Physics or Mathematics

* IMPORTANT TIP: Chemistry is the most important in Pharmacy!

A Pharmacy Degree is 4 years long, but that doesn’t mean after those 4 years you’re already a pharmacist. It is compulsory to go through one year of training followed by one year of compulsory service at a training location recognised by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia. You will also have to sit and pass an exam – Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination within the training period.

Which are the best private universities to study Pharmacy in Malaysia? 

(that are recognised by the Malaysia Qualification Authorities and Pharmacy Board Malaysia)

UniversityProgrammeTuition Fee per year
International Medical University (IMU)Bachelor of PharmacyRM25,600
University of NottinghamPharmacy MPharmRM57,900
UCSI UniversityBachelor of PharmacyRM40,362
Cyberjaya University College of Medical ScienceBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
MAHSA UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Management and Science University (MSU)Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Monash UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
SEGI UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Taylor’s University Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
AIMST University Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us

Which are the best universities to study Pharmacy in Australia?

UniversityProgrammeTuition Fee per year
University of TasmaniaBachelor of PharmacyAUD31,000
University of SydneyBachelor of PharmacyAUD44,500
University of QueenslandBachelor of PharmacyAUD43,408
University of South AustraliaBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
University of AdelaideBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Curtin University of TechnologyBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us

The above list is the universities that are recognised by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and the list shall be reviewed from time to time. Note: The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the university course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment. 

Contact us to find out more

International Student enquiries:

Phone: +60182414802


For more stories like this, join the Excel Education community on Facebook

Need help with your uni application? Connect with us here


About Author
I am a freelance commercial content writer and student of IACT College studying Diploma in Graphic Design. I love to travel and enjoy ‘Me’ time with a cup of coffee in a quiet cafe. I prefer long black over Americano, you may ask me why by emailing me at
Sharing is caring :)