The University of
Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia’s first university. Over the past 150
years, the University has built an international reputation for its outstanding
teaching and as a centre of research excellence. It is one of the largest
universities in Australia, with over 47,000 students, including 9,000
international students from more than 100 different countries.
only ten minutes by bus from the heart of the Sydney business district, the
main Camperdown campus provides easy access to Sydney’s vibrant social scene,
Sydney harbour and surrounds.
the best aspects of studying at the University of Sydney is that it is located
in the most beautiful city in the ‘down-under’ country of Australia, and is a
young, modern and bustling city that is very much alive.
of Veterinary Science was established in 1910 and is the oldest continuing
Faculty of its kind in Australia. The Faculty is an international leader in
veterinary and animal education and is ranked 5/5 for Excellence in Research
for Australia (ERA) for veterinary science research. The Faculty delivers
inspirational and innovative student-centered teaching that leads to an
acceptance of the need for life-long, evidence-based learning whilst also
providing clinical and research excellence through creative, collaborative
exciting new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program aims to produce career
ready graduates with excellent fundamental knowledge and skills in managing
animal health and disease; and in protecting and advancing animal, human and
environmental health and welfare locally and globally. Teaching is
research-driven to so that students learn from the latest developments and
advances in evidence-based practice, animal production, wildlife conservation,
biomedical science, animal health, welfare and veterinary medicine, and
veterinary public health in a global context. Clinical exposure, clinical
skills training and animal handling commence in the first semester and
continue throughout the course. The program culminates in a capstone experience
year where students are placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all
varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the
University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.
The Faculty maintains
teaching hospitals on both the inner-city Camperdown campus and the rural
Camden campus, where students and veterinarians work together in a clinical
teaching and learning environment. Referral and primary accession cases are
seen at both sites. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden also
provides veterinary services to farms in the region., while the Wildlife Health
and Conservation Clinic provides veterinary services to sick and injured
Australian native wildlife, reptiles, avian, aquatic and exotic pets. A wide
range of companion animals, farm animals, racing animals, exotic and native
species are seen.
The DVM program produces
graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue many career options as
veterinary scientists participating in the care and welfare of animals.
Completion of the course ensures students have a wide knowledge of the
principles associated with every aspect of health and disease in
animals—domestic and native.
In 2015 the University of Sydney will have
two pathways for students wishing to study veterinary medicine:
can apply for entry into a combined six-year Bachelor of Veterinary
Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetBiol/DVM) on the basis of their
secondary school results (plus additional selection criteria). The BVetBiol/
DVM commences with two years of undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Veterinary
Biology and students who perform well will be eligible to progress to the
Veterinary Medicine program in years 3-6.
may also complete a science-based bachelor degree from Sydney or any other
institution and then apply for entry into the four-year DVM program.
Graduate students will need to have successfully completed at
least one semester of study in general chemistry (physical and inorganic),
organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry as part of their science degree.
International students must have achieved a similar standard to
that expected of an Australian student seeking entry. BVetBiol/DVM
Undergraduate applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic
achievement in their final year of secondary education (Year 12 or equivalent)
or their tertiary studies from a recognized University. Minimum GPA required
for BVetBiol/DVM entry is 2.80 on a 4.00 scale, and applicants must demonstrate
an aptitude for the sciences. DVM Graduate Applicants will be assessed on the
basis of their completed Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or
another institution. Minimum GPA required for DVM entry is 3.00 on a 4.00
scale. Graduates must have successfully completed the prerequisite subjects
Standardized examinations (BVetBiol/DVM
BVetBiol/DVM applicants must submit results from the
International Student Admission Test (ISAT) http:// www.acer.edu.au/isat. GRE
scores may be submitted in lieu of ISAT scores. There is no standardized test
for DVM Graduate entry
Additional requirements and considerations:
All applicants are expected to have gained relevant work
experience and animal handling. This should be demonstrated on the “Commitment
to Veterinary Science” form that can be downloaded from the faculty web site
During the inter-semester and intra-semester breaks students
are required to undertake, placements for preparatory clinical and animal
husbandry experience. The final year is lecture free with students
participating in practice-based activities and the management and care of
Sydney graduates are immediately eligible for registration for
practice by all Australian state and territory veterinary surgeons’ boards and
are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United
Kingdom and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
All international applicants can apply directly to the
University of Sydney using the on-line application system:
Prospective international students may obtain information about
the University of Sydney from these University representatives:
31 October, however late applications
will be considered if the quota has not been reached. Applications will be
accepted throughout the year and assessed as soon as they are received.
For more information please visit the International Office
website at http://sydney.edu.au/future-students
Standardized test deadline for BVetBiol/DVM:
Results must be submitted with application.
TUITION FEES 2015 (INDICATIVE FEES)
Australian resident (government supported):
Tuition fees are indexed annually.
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