University of Glasgow
Mrs. Joyce Wason
Director of Admissions & Student Services Manager
College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Bearsden Glasgow G61 1QH
Tel: (+44) 141 330 5705
Fax: (+44) 141 942 7215
As one of the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Glasgow combines tradition with academic excellence.
The school is one of only five veterinary schools in Europe to be accredited to British, European and American standards.
Building on more than 140 years of expertise, the School of Veterinary Medicine is at one and the same time a hospital, a research institute and a top-rated teaching establishment, training the next generation of veterinary practitioners and scientists.
It is in a unique position as the only Veterinary School in the UK where all the academic departments are located together. The single site houses preclinical and clinical departments, a small animal hospital and the Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare. Cochno Farm & Research Centre, an additional teaching facility, lies just five miles away.
The school has always taken great pride in its innovative teaching programmes and was the first in the UK to establish a totally clinical final year that helps to prepare students thoroughly for the world of work. Teaching is rated as ‘excellent’ by the latest independent Quality Assessment of Teaching. The school also achieved the highest results among all UK AVMA accredited schools for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
2009 saw the completion of a new state of the art £15m Small Animal Hospital and a new £2.5m production animal facility. The current hospital treats over 9,000 cases each year and the number is growing steadily. It provides a referral service to veterinary general practitioners and its staff includes clinicians for all specialities.
The city of Glasgow has a population of around 74,000 and is Scotland’s largest city. One of Europe’s liveliest places with a varied and colorful cultural and social life, it can cater to every taste. Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow has excellent road and rail links to the rest of the UK and air services to a wide range of destinations, both home and overseas.
Wherever you come from, you can be sure of building friendships that last a lifetime at Glasgow. According to travel guide Lonely Planet, Glasgow is one of the world’s top ten cities.
For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.
Residency implications: Due to recent changes in immigration legislation, students from the U.S. (who are planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months) are now required to obtain an entry clearance certificate prior to entering the UK. For further information on entry to the UK, please refer to
. Students must also be able to ensure adequate financial support for the duration of their course.
Prerequisites for Admission to the Programme
Applicants are expected to have completed at least 2 years pre-veterinary or science courses at College or University, with a minimum of one year in Chemistry (including organic chemistry and organic chemistry lab). We would expect high grades in all science subjects. US applicant should have a minimum 3.4 GPA (4 point scale), and to have achieved at 3.0 in Science.
Required undergraduate GPA: 3.40.
AP credit policy: not applicable.
Course completion deadline: required courses should be completed prior to admission in the fall.
Standardized examinations: none required. GRE® results will be considered if submitted.
Additional requirements and considerations
Animal/veterinary work experience sufficient to indicate motivation, interest, and understanding of the veterinary profession
Evaluations: minimum 2, one each from an academic science source and a veterinary surgeon.
There is no supplemental application for the University of Glasgow.
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Date interviews held: January/February–(In the US both East and West Coast)
Date acceptances mailed: April
School begins: late September
Deposit (to hold place in class): £1,000
Deferments: in certain circumstances.
2011–2012 admissions summary
Number of Applicants
Number of New Entrants
Expenses for entry in 2014
Tuition and fees
Residents of the UK are government-funded. Students out with these areas are required to pay a top up fee of £9000 per annum
For further information, contact the Undergraduate School Admissions Office
Page Updated: March/20/2013