International Applicants

Pharmacists

  • In order to work as a pharmacist in Germany, you need state recognition, that's called Approbation or professional permit.
  • The competent authorities of the individual federal states in Germany decide on the recognition of a pharmacist degree, and the granting of a license to practice medicine or a professional license.
  • You can apply for recognition of your pharmacy diploma, regardless of your nationality and regardless of your residence status.
  • The pharmacist is one of the regulated professions
  • We support international pharmacists not only in finding jobs in Germany but also in the entire recognition and visa process.
International Applicants

Where do pharmacist work in Germany?

  • Drug manufacturer
  • Consulting company
  • Teacher in further education
  • In Sale ( ex. In pharmacy)

Why Pharmacy in Germany?

Options and Chances during the Evaluation:


  • Visa for Evaluation your Qualification between 3 till 6 months.
  • Residence Permit for evaluation of the qualification till 18 months.
  • Working Permit till 10 Hours a week under the supervision of a Germany-approved dentist.
  • Internship under supervision of Germany-approved dentist.
  • About 950 Euro per month during the internship.
  • Chance for takeover the costs for preparation for Fachsprachprüfung und Kenntnisprüfung.

After Graduation:


  • 18 months visa for job search
  • 35000 till 50000 national working visa, starting 55000 Blau card.
  • With German Degree, you can get at any time job search visa without problem
  • German pass after 8 years residence
  • Salary between: 2500 – 5500 per month

Salary of an Apotheker in Germany?


  • Starting 3400 Euro
  • Average 4000 Euro
  • Highst: 7500 Euro

Social Contributors and Income Tax 2021

Type

Percentage

Health insurance

14,6

Pension

18,6

Long-term care insurance

3,05

unemployment

2,4

Income tax

14 % - 45 %

Approbation

Approbation Requirements


All applicants with pharmaceutical degrees from outside Germany, need to make approbation in Germany.


Approbation Requirements:

  • Five courses in German:   A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1
  • Each course consists of 100 – 200 hours.
  • Finishing A1 – B1 / B2 in Lebanon.
  • Finishing  B2 – C1 for Apotheker (Pharma).
  • C1 exam at the medical chamber

    (Fachsprachprüfung).


Approbation Types


One to one approbation:


The education from most EU Countries will be recognized as being equivalent to German medical education and the applicant acquires the approbation.


Approbation equivalent to the German medical education system:


The education from non-EU countries will be tested according to the equivalency. If your education is not equivalent to the German system then you get a job search permit for two years. In these 2 years, you have to make the Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung (equivalency exams for approbation).

Gleichwertigkeitprüfung

  • In the equivalency check, the competent authority compares your degree with the German pharmacist degree and checks whether there are any significant differences.
  • The exam relates to the content and duration of the study.
  • The test relates to the subjects Pharmaceutical Practice and Special Areas of Law for Pharmacists as well as to one of the subjects in which the competent authority has identified significant differences.
  • In order to prepare for this exam, it is advisable to attend a course for pharmacists in the internship (PhiP). These classes are offered by the pharmacy chambers

Visa Requirements

Recognition of Qualification

Requirements


  • Bescheid: Letter from approbation office about differences in recognition
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • General Medicine certificate
  • Registration for B2 and C1 in Germany
  • Job permit
  • Language min. B1 /B2
  • Financial Proof
  • Duration 6 months till 1 year