Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

International Admissions

As per government regulations, a program must submit an application for approval to admit international students. Manchester University's Fort Wayne campus has received approval from the Department of Homeland Security to admit students from outside the U.S for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. All international applicants must apply through PharmCAS.

DO NOT send admissions related documents to Manchester University directly. Please read the requirements for international applicants:
To qualify for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, applicants must satisfy the prerequisites for undergraduate coursework listed below. These required courses need not culminate in an undergraduate degree, however:
  • applicants must achieve a preferred minimum 2.5 GPA in both cumulative and prerequisite GPAs; a minimum 2.25 science and math GPA is also preferred for consideration.
  • no grade below a “C” will count toward prerequisite coursework (NOTE: a C- does not meet this minimum requirement)
  • all prerequisite coursework must be completed by the spring prior to the fall you wish to enroll (preferably by July 1 for the current admissions cycle)

Courses completed at an accredited institution are acceptable towards prerequisite requirements; Applicants who completed pre-pharmacy studies outside the U.S. will be required to submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) for each international transcript directly to PharmCAS.

Additional Requirements


  1. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
    International applicants must be able to read, speak, write and comprehend rapid idiomatic English.  We do not offer ESL instruction. Therefore, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose language of instruction is not English.  The following are minimum guidelines used to determine sufficient test scores for admission:
    • TOEFL paper-based test=550
    • TOEFL iBT=79
    • IELTS=6.5
    Testing locations and dates for these exams may be found on their web sites: TOEFL (
    IELTS  (
    Test results must be entered into your PharmCAS application and sent to PharmCAS.

    NOTE: Applicants who were instructed in English may still be asked to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam result in order to assess English proficiency. 

  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation collected through PharmCAS.  These must be in English.

  3. Deposit
    Once offered admission, all pharmacy program international candidates will be required to make a $500 non-refundable deposit no later than 2 weeks after offer.  The deposit will be credited to the student’s account prior to the start of classes. 
    NOTE: This deposit is waived for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, replaced by an Intent to Enroll form.


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