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.
Where do pharmacist work in Germany?
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.
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
Long-term care insurance
14 % - 45 %
All applicants with pharmaceutical degrees from outside Germany, need to make approbation in Germany.
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
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).
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
Recognition of Qualification
Bescheid: Letter from approbation office about differences in recognition