PhaST: Scholastic aptitude test for pharmacy studies in Germany

Welcome to phast

The PhaST is a subject-specific scholastic aptitude test with which you can improve your chances of gaining a place on a pharmacy course at various renowned universities. It is carried out PC-supported in test centres. There are eleven modules:

  • Working Precision and Concentration 
  • Understanding and Applying Complex Rules
  • Linking Complex Data
  • Comprehending Text
  • Thinking Spatially
  • Analysing Material Qualitatively
  • Interpreting Scientific Figures and Tables
  • Analysing Quantitative Relationships
  • Maths and Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Only the German language will be available for the test

Test duration approx. 4 hours

participation fee: 63 euro plus VAT (75 euro gross), terms of business

The PhaST is being developed in cooperation between the University of Freiburg, the University of Tübingen, the University of Heidelberg and the ITB.

We recommend that you register by using a notebook or desktop PC!
Please also note the information on not permitted objects or behaviour during the test


Registration for 2023 will start on 02.01.2023.

Test Date

Registration Deadline









* In the registration portal, only those test locations are displayed where places are still available. Test locations that are no longer displayed are already fully booked.

The closing date for registration is at 12.00 midnight (CET/CEST) on the date indicated (see table). Please note that once the registration period has ended, it is no longer possible to change the language of the examination or to reregister for another date or examination venue. Registration will also no longer be possible. There will be no waiting lists. Your results will be available for download in your user account no later than ten days after the test!


It might be useful to check our free PhaST demo test (german only) for your self-preparation. Please use a notebook or desktop PC. A tutorial explains the test system to you before you start the demo test. The tutorial is also offered to you before the regular test. You will not receive any written instructions on the test system. Please make sure you have enough paper for notes before the start of the demo test. On the day of the test you will also be provided with paper to take notes.

News about PhaST

PhaST is Currently used for the following programmes:

You can apply to study pharmacy at the universities via Hochschulstart. Here you can enter your PhaST result directly during the application process via “Antragstellung Online” (AntOn). You can find more information about the application process at Hochschulstart as well as the important dates and deadlines for the application at

The result of the PhaST is taken into account by the user universities in the “Auswahlverfahren der Hochschulen” (AdH) and the “Zusätzlichen Eignungsquoten” (ZEQ). The best way to find out exactly how the PhaST result is taken into account with other criteria, such as your Abitur grade, is to consult the selection statutes of the universities to which you want to apply. There you will always find the most up-to-date and binding information. Usually, the test score (standard score) of the overall test shown in the PhaST result is taken into account in such a way that you can only improve your chances of a place at university by submitting the PhaST result and not worsen them.

With the PhaST, we measure skills that are relevant for the successful completion of a degree in Pharmacy:

  • Ability to concentrate even under time pressure
  • Ability to work precisely even under time pressure
  • Ability to deal with complex rules
  • Understanding of structural formulas
  • Memory and ability to link information from different presentation modes
  • Observational and perceptive faculty
  • Ability to understand factual texts
  • Reasoning and combinatorial thinking
  • Spatial ability
  • Ability to concretise, experiment, classify
  • Analytical mathematical ability
  • School knowledge of mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry