Diploma in Pharmacoeconomics


The Diploma is a credit hours-based postgraduate program that is offered by the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at the German University in Cairo. The program is carefully designed to target the different fields of Pharmacoeconomics, including pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacy practice, clinical nutrition, pharmacovigilance, and pharmacoeconomics, from the theory as well as practice perspectives. Moreover, the program has a continuous follow up and evaluation plan for the candidates through assignments, practice-based activities, journal club, final exams, and a graduation research project. Other remarks that make this program unique include: Placement test for candidate selection and prominent national and international instructors


The Diploma in “Pharmacoeconomics” is intended for those who have earned a “Bachelor in Pharmacy” degree, or equivalent.

Employability of the Diploma in “Pharmacoeconomics”


The Diploma in “Pharmacoeconomics” graduate can be employed in widely varied fields including:

  • Hospitals, clinical laboratories, public and private health centers, pharmaceutical companies, private insurance companies, clinical research organizations
  • public bodies responsible for managing and/or funding pharmaceuticals and health services
  • pharmaceutical and health service management training centers, consultancy and advisory firms related to the health sector

Objectives of the Diploma in “Pharmacoeconomics”

At the completion of the Diploma in “Pharmacoeconomics” a graduate will be able to:

  • To be equipped with the sufficient multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in the field of Pharmacoeconomics to be able to take charge and responsibility in areas related to different disciplines of concerned specialization.
  • To use the educational attainments for the benefit for human and public health in accordance with legal, ethical and bioethical principles
  • To develop learning skills that will allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self- directed or autonomous, and to take responsibility for their own professional development
  • To have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities, in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) context related to Pharmacoeconomic

Offered Courses per semester:

The first semester contains 4 courses (all are mandatory). The second semester contains 4 course (3 mandatory courses and 1 elective course).

Program Structure


Course No. of weekly hours ECTS
Introduction of Macro and Microeconomics 2 5
Fundamentals of Pharmacoeconomics 2 5
Biostatistics 2 5
Healthcare Market Research 2 5
Total ECTS = 20 CPs


Course No. of weekly hours ECTS
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Market Access 2 5
Pharmacoeconomics Modelling 2 5
Strategic Management in Pharmaceutical industry 2 5
Special Topics and Seminars in Pharmacoeconomics 2 5
Total ECTS = 20 CPs

The student can take only one or more of the Diploma courses individually.

Attendance of 75% of the sessions is mandatory for issuing any certificate

Admission Steps:

According to German University in Cairo admission to this program is competitive. The admission criteria are:

  1. Bachelor degree from a recognized University.
  2. An acceptable score on the GUC English admission test.

Admission Steps:

  1. Applicants complete online application Apply Now !
  2. Applicants that fulfill the admission criteria are invited for via e-mail to take the GUC English admission test (GUC graduates are exempted from this test).
  3. Applicants who are accepted are invited for a short interview
  4. Submission of requested documents on the day of the interview

Documents Needed:

The applicant must bring all documents mentioned below:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. University transcript (with grades of each subject)
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. Two passport-sized photos
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Military status for male applicants
  7. Copy (front & back) of the National ID Card/ or passport for non Egyptian students
  8. Visa and residency documents for non-Egyptians

Tuition & Fees:

Semester / Course Program fees 23/24 - EGP
Application fees 900
*Insurance fees 2,500
**Semester fees 25,000
Course fees 7,500
Diploma Late payment fees 500
Graduation Fees 500

*Insurance fees are refundable in case no damage are done or books are lost

**semester fees Paid in two installments during each semester

Semester / Course Program fees 23/24 - EUR
Application fees 50
Lab insurance 125
Semester fees 1,125
Course fees 340
Diploma Late payment fees 15
Graduation Fees 15

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