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First choice for pharmaceutical science

Shuqi Chen
Monash Pharmaceutical Science student Shuqi Chen shares  what she loves about Monash.

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For Shuqi Chen, from Nanjing in China, her search for a different kind of education started in her teenage years.

At fifteen, she suggested studying overseas, and with her father’s support, she applied at a number of foreign universities after graduating from high school.

“I got several offer letters from different universities, including Monash”, says Shuqi. “I decided to go to Monash because it was the most affordable for me and I liked the course structure of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced.”

Monash is ranked number two in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS Rankings by Subject 2017), and Shuqi sees this in the calibre of students the university attracts.

"For example, all my classmates are very self-disciplined and industrious and I am really motivated by their diligence every day. Also, all my lecturers are caring for the students: they remember your name, answer your whimsical questions and help you whenever you have difficulty understanding the lectures”, affirms Shuqi.

Shuqi is enjoying the extra challenge of becoming a mentor to first year university students.

“This is an interesting challenge and helps the students prepare for university life”.

Shuqi has her sights set on a great career once she graduates.

Learn more about Monash’s Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

A Pharmaceutical Science degree from Monash will be your springboard into an exciting career where your understanding of the powerful interplay between chemistry and biology will set you apart from the crowd. You’ll learn from internationally renowned scientists what it takes to invent, develop and prove a new medicine.

Campus: Parkville (Melbourne, Australia)
Duration: 3 years (4 years with Advanced Honours)
Fees: $36,500 AUD (2016 fees)
Academic requirements: Equivalent Australian Year 12. Gaokao score not accepted.
English Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) or equivalent approved English test
Pathways: If you do not meet requirements, you may consider:

1. Foundation Year through Monash College
A one year program for guaranteed entry into almost any bachelor degree at Monash University*

*Based on meeting the prerequisite and entry requirements for the degree program.
2. Course transfer
Study Bachelor of Science. Attain 70 per cent average in first year and then apply for course transfer.
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