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  • Over 230 years of tradition in veterinary education.
  • More than 30 years of experience with teaching international students.
  • Practice oriented training in small groups (8-15 students) – 1800 contact hours with animals.
  • Small, friendly, centrally located campus in the heart of Budapest – students and teachers easily get to know each other (all together approximately 1500-1600 students).
  • The most international veterinary university – students from 50 countries (67% international students, 33% Hungarian students).
  • European degree – EAEVE accreditation: the degree received at UVMB is accepted automatically by the member countries of the European Union and in several other countries of the world.
  • The preparation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation is in progress. After obtaining it, graduates will be able to get their license in the US and Canada.
  • Unique Horse (Equine) Clinic in Europe with its horse isolation and bone surgery facilities.

At the well-equipped UVMB clinics you will get practical training in every vet related field:

  • Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • Clinic of Surgery and Ophthalmology
  • Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine
  • Clinic of Reproduction
  • Oncology
  • Farm Animal Medicine and Mobile Clinic
  • Equine Clinic


Fields of carreer opportunities

  • The degree students get here ensures outstanding career prospects, a respected, well paid and acknowledged profession.
  • Working at a vet clinic (with small or large animals)
  • Working with small animals (as a private practitioner)
  • Working with large animals (as a private practitioner or at farms)
  • Working with exotic and wildlife animals (in nature, national parks or in the zoo)
  • State Office of Veterinary Hygiene and Public Health
  • Researcher


Study program structure

  • The entire curriculum consists of more than 5000 hours, a curriculum standard for the European Community.
  • The program lasts 5.5 years divided into 11 semesters.
  • Before the conclusion of the program, students submit and defend a thesis; and pass the state examination.
  • The curriculum contains lectures, practicums, and field- or extramural practice. (Lectures are given for an entire term, practicums are held in a tutorial system with 8-15 students in a group.)
  • The curriculum is divided into a pre-clinical and a clinical-paraclinical period.

The pre-clinical period

  • This comprises of the first four semesters (two years).
  • The main subjects are Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomathematics and Computer Applications.
  • Languages can be chosen as electives.
  • The pre-clinical period also contains a farm practicum in animal husbandry.

The clinical-paraclinical period

  • This period lasts three years and includes the paraclinical subjects Animal Breeding & Husbandry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Epizootiology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Hygiene, Food Hygiene, State Veterinary Medicine and Economics, and Forensic Veterinary Medicine.
  • Parallel to these, the student has a large number of weekly clinical hours in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Obstetrics and Animal Reproduction.
  • The clinical-paraclinical period includes several extramural practicums. Subjects listed for both the pre-clinical and the paraclinical-clinical periods are the core studies complemented with a number of minor and elective subjects.

Final exams are typically oral, semi-finals and mid-terms are both oral and written.

All graduates of the Budapest veterinary school have had their diplomas accepted, or easily passed the local board exam (where it was needed) at their home countries and they are working as fully licensed veterinarians.


  • students get all the necessary help and support to settle down, get adjusted to their new life and become successful in their studies
  • help with residence permit and visa issues
  • colourful student life and international student association
  • student events organized by the University and by students to help shape the community
  • canteen available on campus
  • mental health counselling
  • study rooms
  • the Veterinary Science Library, Archives and Museum has a rich collection and the museum of veterinary history is particularly valuable
  • the library is a modern information centre with current journals and books in veterinary science and biology in printed or electronic format, an online catalogue, a digital library, large international databases
  • cafeteria available on campus
  • 1 year preparatory program for students who do not feel prepared for university studies (organized by McDaniel College, Budapest)
  • gym available on campus
  • Small and Large Animal Clinics (where students can practice)
  • skills lab available for students to improve their techniques
  • Hungarian student ID card – enables students to use many discounts (public transport, entry tickets etc.)
  • the University operates a shuttle-service between the Campus and the Field Station

Cost of living in Budapest

  • Accommodation: approx. 400-500 EUR/month
  • Food: bread (1 kg) – 0.80 EUR
  • cappuccino in a café – 1.5 EUR
  • apple (1 kg) – 1 EUR
  • meal in an inexpensive restaurant – 4-5 EUR
  • Public transportation pass: 34 EUR/month (11 EUR/month with a student ID)
  • 1 pair of jeans: 30-40 EUR
  • Medical insurance: approx. 25-30 EUR/month

According to several surveys (for example:, Budapest is the cheapest university city in Europe for international students.

Scholarship possibility:

Stipendium Hungaricum (Hungarian state scholarship)

Application and admission

The University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest seeks students with

  • a high school leaving certificate,
  • good command of English,
  • and strong motivation to study and practice veterinary medicine.

Admission is granted based on an entrance exam (the students’ educational background in science subjects is not relevant as long as they take a successful entrance exam).

The entrance examination aims to test (in oral and written form) knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, competency in English language in general and also in relation to academic subjects.

Entrance exams are organized online or in person in several countries all around the world.

Easy application process – documents you will need:

  • application form
  • high school leaving certificate
  • curriculum vitae (resume)
  • short medical report
  • copy of passport with your personal data
  • letters of recommendation can be enclosed

How can you apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 30 June each year. In case of vacancies further applications are also welcome until the end of August. Students or their local representatives need to apply via  the website by uploading the application documents and paying the application fee.


“In my opinion it’s an amazing profession since we can help the creatures that are not able to ask for help. That’s why I chose the veterinary profession.” Petra, Sweden

“Being a vet student is challenging. We have a lot of studying to do, obviously, but the students at the university really help each other. So, after being here four years now, it’s like having a huge family.” Cecile, France

“I wanted to have a good experience with studying abroad and I found that this university with this long tradition as it has, it’s been like really really exciting to actually be a part of the long tradition that has been like here. And it has been a proper uni. ” Emma, Sweden

“I really enjoy the practicals because we can see the animal in another way, so we can see the direct connection with our future job. ” Amandine, France

“Budapest is a really nice, beautiful city, I really enjoy the time here. There are different kinds of events here for students, you can hangout with your friends. Also, the university provides events for students, especially trips, they are really good.” Pawel, Poland

“I love this city, it’s so living, it’s amazing, and you are always discovering something new, and the people are awesome, the culture is really nice.” Joganah, Mauritius