How to Apply for Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) in Nigeria

Apply for Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) in Nigeria

  • In order to apply for Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) in person, applicants must make an appointment with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).
  • The contact information and address of the PCN are available on the following link: link
  • The applicant needs to first submit an application in writing for participation for the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP).
  • Go to the offices of the PCN with the completed application and any other required documents listed on this page’s “Required documents” section of this page.
  • Download an application form to apply for FPGOP from the department responsible for. You can download it here: application form: application form
  • Complete the application form by filling in the all the required information in the appropriate fields within the respective sections.
  • Attach the completed application form and the required documents along with the completed application form , and return it to the relevant official in the office.
  • Be sure to pay the appropriate fees as directed by officials and then submit your proof to the office.
  • When the application is received along with the required documents The office will confirm and review the documents submitted.
  • The Registry will inform each applicant directly, in writing, about the status of their application, as well as the occurrence of any deficiency(ies).
  • Following the required processes, if all requirements are satisfied the applicant will receive a confirmation of FPGOP through any applicable methods.
  • The acceptance letter will inform the applicant will be able to take part in the course that lasts for five weeks, comprising 4 (4) days of practical’s, lectures, visits to the hospital and on field, and one week of exams.

Required Documents for Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme

  • Written application
  • Completed FPGOP form
  • Results of the Under Graduation course
  • Degree or course completion certificate
  • Valid passport of the applicant
  • The proof of payment
  • Any supporting document (as required)

Office Locations and Contacts

Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria,Plot 7/9 Industrial Layout,
P.M.B. 415 Garki,
Registrar’s Office: +234 704 453 3099
For inquiries about registration and Licensing Contact us: +234-806 605 5429
Web site: link
Contact Link
Contact information for the Office Link

What are all the Eligibiltity

  • Anyone who is a Pharmacy Graduate trained in another country who wishes to be registered as a Pharmacist on the basis of this, is eligible to apply.
  • The student’s bachelor’s degree in pharmacy must have been conferred by a recognized institution of pharmacy in a country other than Nigeria.


The cost of the course is $600.00 or the equivalent of Naira.

Documents to Utilize

Formulation form


  • The applicant has to fill out and submit a new form every time he/ apply for the FPGOP regardless of whether applications were made in the past.
  • The applicants are advised to acquire an official copy of the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) guide for more information.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required documents supporting the application are provided and received in a the quickest time.

The Information You Need

  • Name of the applicant and his/her age
  • Nationality and gender
  • Academic details
  • Identification document number
  • Passport number
  • Birth date
  • Contact details
  • Address details
  • Email address
  • Banking details

The Document is required

Any foreign-trained graduate who wants to register with Nigeria for the position of pharmacist must go through and pass this Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP).

Information that could be helpful

  • Foreign nationals who have graduated of schools within Nigeria are not included in this program.
  • The name of the applicant as shown on their application, will be used for all communication with PCN.
  • The success of the FPGOP exam does not confer the same as a certificate to practice pharmacy.

If they pass the test, they are enrolled in the 12-month uninterrupted internship, following which they will become qualified for registration.

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