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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

BVM&S Admissions Office
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Veterinary Centre
Roslin EH25 9RG
Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 7305
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 6585



The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, estab­lished in 1823, was the first veterinary school in Scot­land, and the second to be established in the UK. The long-standing involvement of Edinburgh with veteri­nary education, where tradition is mixed with cutting-edge veterinary teaching, benefits from a closely-knit collegial community of “Dick” vet students. As one of only 15 international vet schools with AVMA ac­creditation, the veterinary degree course at Edinburgh (BVM&S) provides an ex­cellent foundation for a sub­sequent career in veterinary practice or one of the many related career opportunities, such as biomedical research. The academic and research environment in Edinburgh is internationally recognized for encouraging excellence in a broad base of teaching and learning. The School is based at the Easter Bush one-site campus approximately 7 miles south of the city.

The city of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is one of Europe’s most handsome cities. The beauty of its set­ting and its architecture, allied with its intellectual tra­ditions, have earned the title of “Athens of the North” for what is still a compact city of some 500,000 people. It is a city of noted buildings, fine gardens, and open spaces, including Holyrood Park—one of the larg­est city center natural parks in Europe—and Princes Street Gardens, between the Old and New Towns. The city offers students a rich mix of academic, social and allied facilities—libraries, museums and art galleries, concert halls, theaters and cinemas. The city has easy access to coastline, lochs, mountains and countryside, with ready-made opportunities for open-air sports and recreation. Further details on the BVM&S degree pro­gramme, the School and its facilities can be found by visiting


For specific application information (availability, dead­lines, fees and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: For full details and further infor­mation on entry to the UK, please refer to http://www. Please note that students must be able to ensure adequate financial support for the du­ration of their course. Candidates are not required to submit a supplemental application.


Course Description

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Organic Chemistry

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Cellular Biology

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VMCAS application deadline: October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Receptions: early to mid-February (held in the U.S.)

Date acceptances mailed: early April at the latest

School begins: mid-September or early August (for GEP entrants)

Deposit (to hold place in class): £1,500, required by early May

Deferments: Not applicable


Academic performance

GRE scores

Animal/veterinary experience

Personal statement


References/Evaluations (minimum 2 required - one from academic science source and one from a veteri­nary surgeon)


Graduate Entry (Undergraduate degree-holders or in se­nior year of degree)

Candidates with a degree (or in their senior year) in an appropriate Biological or Animal Science degree may be considered for the 4-year BVM&S programme (Gradu­ate Entry Programme). All applicants are required to have completed the required prerequisite courses for the programme. US applicants should have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.4 (4 point scale), with greater than 3.0 in science courses. The School also wel­comes applications from candidates with an alternative degree who have also completed the required prerequi­sites. Candidates with a non-science degree would nor­mally be considered for the 5-year BVM&S programme. However, if candidates have the specified prerequisites, they may be considered for the 4 year programme.


Candidates with two years of a pre-vet will be consid­ered for the 5-year BVM&S programme. An overall GPA of 3.4 (4 point scale) is expected. All applicants are required to have completed the required prerequi­site courses for the programme.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International Schoo l? yes


Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: £28,450


Resident: 72

Non-Resident: 180


Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tion (GRE) general test is required. The scores must be received by November 1 for 2015 entry. Applicants should ensure they take the GRE early enough for scores to be received before the deadline.

VMCAS Participation: partial

Accepts International Students? yes


Resident residents of the UK, who do not hold a first de­gree, are primarily government-funded International GBP £28,450 (fixed for duration of course) * For up-to-date in­formation on fees and all further information regarding ad­mission to the School, please visit our website schools-departments/vet * further information on funding including estimated living costs for international students is available here:

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

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