The University of Veterinary Medicine seeks students with appropriate academic qualifications, good command of English, and strong motivation to study and practice veterinary medicine. Letters of recommendation can also be enclosed. The entrance examinations gain to test (in oral or written form) competency in the English language, also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry.
Application form and all supporting materials should be presented preferably by March 15 for the first round of examinations (or until the entrance exam date of the local entrance exam), and by May 31 for the second round to the officially appointed representative of the School in your country (see list of representatives soon at www.univet.hu) or directly to University of Veterinary Medicine (English Secretariat, H-1400 Budapest, P.O. Box 2, Hungary). You are welcome to complete your application file until the entrance exam. In case of vacancies further applications are also welcome until mid-September.
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, as a member of the international academic community recognizes studies at other accredited Universities from any part of the world particularly if these included natural sciences. Accordingly, applicants who have completed a section of the curriculum at another University in any field of science might be admitted upon the study of the submitted material (transcripts and references) without an entrance examination! Subjects of previous studies identical or similar to those contained by our veterinary curriculum can be applied for acceptance. Preliminary evaluation is made also on the basis of submitted copies. However, original syllabi of your previous/ present studies indicating the content of the course, the number of classes and credits earned has to be sent by your school directly to the Student’s Secretariat in Budapest within 3 months. If a sufficient number of exemptions are approved, the time of studies can be shortened and – if prerequisites are met – a start in February may also be possible. Please note: prior to entering the 3rd year of the Budapest-curriculum all exams from the previous two years have to be passed! Courses you are exempted from will be marked as such on your record, i.e. without a grade or credit point.
After the University reviews the application materials and determines that the applicant appears qualified and potentially able to complete the program, arrangements for an entrance examination (alternatively chosen by the applicant: written multiple choice test + interview / oral exam + interview) will be made. The examination will test competency in the English language also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry. Examinations are arranged in Europe, the United States and Asia between March and July. Applicants will be notified about the place and exact date of the examination by the local representative or the university’s website. Further rounds of entrance examinations will be organized in August depending on the number of vacancies.
The evaluation of the Entrance Examinations will be made by the University Board on the spot of the competitive entrance exam or within a couple of days. Decision about transfer applications are made at the beginning of each month. Applicants will be notified within two weeks about the decision of the Board. Once admitted, the Student Secretariat will provide you all necessary documents for the student visa and loan application in your home country. The admission is valid only to begin studies in the academic year you applied for.
In addition to transfers from other universities exemption from the entrance examination can be obtained if an equivalent of the British A-level certificate can be produced with high scores in Biology and Chemistry. If only one of these subjects has satisfactorily been completed an entrance examination from the other subject only is possible. Moreover, the basic study section of French veterinary schools (“Classe Preparatoire BCPST”) also entitles the applicant to be accepted without an entrance examination.
The Pre-Medical Program of McDaniel Europe – The Budapest Campus of McDaniel College – prepares students who require additional instructions or review in sciences and English language to take the entrance examinations for the regular degree program in Veterinary Medicine. It must be understood that completion of this program does not imply or assure admission to the degree program at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
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