Basic Information
Degree: Bachelor
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 1 , 2025
Duration: 4 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 35,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jun 30 , 2025
Application Fee:
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USD 123 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
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USD 54 (Check Policy)

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Program Highlights
  • Pharmaceutics, a internationally recognized research programs in HUST.
  • All courses taught in English, without Chinese language proficiency requirment.
  • Founded in 1971, the HUST pharmacy is one of the oldest pharmacy schools in the south-central of China.
  • School of pharmacy has established a comprehensive platform for new drug and also co-foundered the national nano-drug research center.
Program Description

1. Program Objectives

Editor Note: This program integrates the knowledge of humanities, information and computer science with that of pharmacy so as to broaden the cultivation of talents of good quality in pharmaceutical specialty.

This program aims at cultivating high-quality pharmacists capable of conducting research, manufacturing, quality control, monitoring administration of drugs and their preparations and curatorial operation and administration.

2. Learning Outcomes

Editor Note:  After graduation, students will be eligible for engaging in drug R&D, manufacturing, quality control and management, and health care sector.

Students of this specialty should have the basic knowledge of chemistry and medicine, master the specialized knowledge and techniques of pharmaceutical science, and excel in pharmacy education and practice. After graduation, they will be eligible for engaging in drug R&D, manufacturing, quality control and management, and health care sector.

Graduates should acquire the following morals, knowledge and abilities:

Attitude Requirements

1. Create the concept of applying the advanced expertise and techniques of the modern society to serve the patients.

2. Take the patients and their health as the prior responsibility, focus all professional activities on the benefits of patients and their health, so as to ensure the safety, effectiveness, economy and soundness in the process of drug manufacturing, marketing, distributing and using. 

3. Observe the professional morals, firmly prohibit the behavior of producing, selling and using fake medicines or substandard-quality medicines.

4. Have the spirit of striving for perfection and be responsible for the work and career.

5. Insist on the principle of keeping equal attention to the social benefits and economic results.

6. Establish the idea of medical ethics, respect personal faith, respect every person, and have a good understanding of his humane background and cultural value.

7. Establish the idea of studying throughout one's life and fully realize the importance of going on unceasing self-perfection and receiving continued education.

8. Establishing the initiative spirit and spirits of daring to doubt and of daring to analyze and criticize, have the ideology of wishing to make contributions to the formation of new knowledge and to the discovery of new skills.

9. Respect colleagues and establish team spirit.

10. Keep the concept of law in mind. Insist on principles in the professional practice, be brave to maintain the people's interests of health.

Knowledge Requirements

1. Grasp the basic scientific knowledge and methods in chemistry, biology, behavior science and social science for guiding future study and pharmay practice.
2. Master the basic knowledge and theory of the drugs structure and features and their relationship with biological activities.
3. Grasp the basic pharmacological knowledge and principle for proper use of drugs in clinic.
4. Grasp the basic knowledge and methods of pharmacodynamics and safety evaluation of drugs.
5. Grasp the knowledge of identification, examination and quality control of drugs.
6. Grasp the theory and methods of the design and preparation of various drug dosages.
7. Grasp the knowledge and methods of drug synthesis and the extraction, isolation, purification and assessment of natural drugs.
8. Grasp the management of the anesthetics, drugs with expiry date issues and special drugs.
9. Grasp the basic knowledge of pharmaceutical administration and the regulations on drug administration.
10. Grasp the knowledge of drug economics and apply it to the development of new drugs and new dosages so as to increase the social benefits and economical results of the drugs.
11. Be familiar with the mode of pharmaceutical administration of modern hospitals, such as the administrative management, business management, drug quality management, untoward reaction of drugs, management for feedback information of drugs in clinical use, etc.
12. Grasp the basic knowledge and research tendency of Chinese materia medica and realize the practical significance of modernization of Chinese medicines.
13. Master the normal structure and functions of the human body at different stages of life as well as the etiological factors and influencing factors of common diseases.

Skills Requirements

1. Have a good comprehension of drug instructions and know the requirements, rules and contents for writing a pharmaceutical paper.
2. Grasp the basic skills in chemical synthesis, component analysis, effects screening and safety evaluation of drugs.
3. Grasp the basic skills in identification of medicinal material, extraction of active components, structure assessment and screening of pharmacological activities of Chinese drugs.
4. Grasp the basic operating skills in analysis and quality control of drug preparations.
5. Be familiar with the management systems of modern pharmaceutical practices such as GMP, GSP, GLP, and GCP.
6. Grasp the basic operating skills of drug isolation, purification and analysis with precision instruments like HPLC, GC.
7. Grasp the methods and skills in preliminary designing of drug preparations, selecting protocols for drug analysis, and experimentation and evaluation of pharmacological effects of new drugs.
8. Be familiar with the regulations and policies of pharmaceutical administration.
9. Be familiar with the basic skills in pharmacy market investigation, drug development, and drug sales management.
10. Be able to make use of library and other information resources for obtaining new knowledge on new  products, new formulations,  new techniques and new screening methods related to drug development independently.
11. Be able to publicizing rational use of drugs, communicating with doctors, nurses and patients and coordinating with people related in drug development.
12. Be able to utilize various information resources and techniques for study and research independently.  
13. Master a foreign language and be able to read and translate materials of the specialty skillfully.

3. Credits Hours and Units

Editor Note: You can find more course credits and practicum credits information below.

Minimum Credits of Curricular(Comprising course system and intensified practical training): 178.5 credits

Major-related basic courses and core courses cannot be covered using credits from other courses in the program.

Course Credits Hours and Units

Practicum Credits

4. Main Courses

Editor Note: There are about 13 main courses for students to learn.

Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognostics, Natural medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Administration, Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics.

5. Course Schedule

Editor Note: As it may change every year, the courses information listed in the following form are only for reference.

6. Introduction of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Editor Note: It is among the first Universities joining the national "211 Project" and "985 Project".

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining the national "211 Project" and "985 Project". It was founded on May 26, 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute. Learn More>>

7. Colourful Life

Editor Note: International students will enjoy a happy life in HUST.

New Year Gala

HUST International Day

Entry Requirements

1. Graduating high school students or obtained a senior high school diploma, physically and mentally healthy foreigners.

2. According to the regulations released by Ministry of Education, China, if parent(s) was (were) a Chinese citizen settling in a foreign country at the time applicants were born, applicants must have obtained their current foreign citizenship before April 30, 2019. In addition, the applicant must have lived outside China for at least 2 years during the period between April 30, 2019 and April 30, 2023 (The actual residence in a foreign country for 9 months in a year can be counted as one year, subject to the entry and exit signatures). This requirement shall also be met by those who apply for undergraduate study as international students after immigrating from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and obtaining foreign nationality.

For details, please refer to JWH [2020] No. 12 Document of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China 

3. English Medium:

TOEFL 80 or above;

IELTS 5.5 or above;

other certificates of the same proficiency level which are accepted by HUST;

The previous degree education was instructed in English or mother tongue is English, the English proficiency certificate can be exempted after confirmation.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Bachelor RMB 35,000 pre year
RMB 140,000 in total (About $ 28,572)
Accommodation Fee
Bojingge Apartment
Double Room RMB 5,000  (More Details)
Hongjia, No. 2 Building
Double Room RMB 5,000  (More Details)
Friendship Apartment
Double Room RMB 750  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 900  (More Details)
Studio RMB 900  (More Details)
Huahong Apartment
Double Room RMB 750  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 900  (More Details)
Studio RMB 900  (More Details)
Tongyuan Apartment
Double Room RMB 750  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 900  (More Details)
International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 750  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 900  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 600
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 1,600 to RMB 2,050

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Applicants who are under the age of 18 by September 1, 2023 should submit the power of attorney of guardian and the letter of guarantee of guardians in China.

*3. Certificate of Non-criminal Record

A certificate issued by the police station or law enforcement agency certifying that you have no previous criminal record. During the epidemic, overseas applications can replace this document with a personal commitment letter, and provide official document before entering China;

You can download a template or sample from here.

*4. Personal Statement

Introduce yourself in details, explain your understanding of China, list the reasons and your expectations for studying at HUST.

*5. Personal Introduction Video

Please record and submit a video in English or Chinese within 60 seconds.

6. Other supporting materials that can prove learning ability and comprehensive quality

Such as award certificates, scientific and technological achievements, published papers, participation in activities, etc. 5 or more personal art works are required to apply for architecture or design related majors.

7. Applicants currently residing in China must provide a copy of the page containing a valid visa or residence permit.

*8. Photocopy of valid ordinary passport (expiry date should be after October 31, 2023).

*9. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

*10. High school Transcripts

Academic Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization. Both original and official English translated version are required.

*11. High school graduation certificate

Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization. Both original and official English translated version are required.

12. English proficiency test certificate

TOEFL, GRE, IELTS or other official English test recognized by HUST.

*13. Physical Examination Form

You can download a template or sample from here.

*14. Financial Certification/Bank Statement, 5000 USD or above.

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