Australia, NAPSA

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community Pharmacy

Length of training periods

2-4 weeks

Available months and cities

Community pharmacy placements are available around Australia. We will strive to accommodate the student’s preference. Students can be guaranteed a great experience in any Australian city.

Type accommodation

Generally, exchange students will be hosted in family homes belonging to Australian pharmacy students. Exchange students will be asked to pay 96 Euros (150 AUD) to the host family per week, to cover food and living expenses.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Most positions are unpaid and no spending money is provided. Australia can appear very expensive compared to some other countries and students should be prepared for this. They will be expected to bring spending money to cover any social events, outings and gifts. Visa and MasterCards are both commonly used in Australia, however, the student should also bring cash in the local currency which is Australian dollars.

Language requirements

English. Additional languages can be very useful depending on the community pharmacy in which the student is placed.

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. All other passport holders, regardless of age, must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of Australian visa types, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. You can also browse for and apply for certain types of visas on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website at:

Selection Procedures

Eligible students are selected by the SEO, however, if a suitable host community of pharmacy is not found, the exchange will not be able to proceed. Updated on 01/11/2020.