The University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest seeks students with appropriate academic qualifications, good command of English, and strong motivation to study and practice veterinary medicine. There is an entrance examination that students need to pass in order to be admitted. The entrance examination aims to test (in oral and written form, online or personal) competency in the English language, also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from 15th October until 30th June. Documents need to be sent to your local representative (for the list of representatives please click here) or in case you do not have one, via email to the vetmed[PUT_AT_HERE]univet.hu email address.
Applications are considered to be complete only if the following two criteria are fulfilled:
- Application documents are sent
- Application fee (EUR 200) is paid either to the local representative or to our partner, Global International Studies (see bank details here)
Application Documents to Submit
(All documents need to be sent in English or in an authorized English translation).
Completed Application Form (The application form is available here.)
Secondary School Leaving Certification from an accredited secondary school. The school leaving certificate is a necessary prerequisite for starting studies. Those who are in the last year of their secondary school studies when applying can also apply but only with the obligation to present their certifications before enrolment.
Curriculum Vitae in English
Medical Certificate – Certification of physical and mental capability of the applicant issued by a general practitioner. You can find the sample of the certificate here.
Copy of Passport / ID with your personal data.
Letters of Recommendation are welcome. Letters in English from secondary school principal or science instructors are preferred. Particularly valuable are letters of recommendation from persons who studied at or graduated from our school.
+ 1 Transcript of records – only for applicants with relevant preliminary studies, for example: IB program, Cambridge diploma, French BCPST program, academic background in natural sciences, etc. (“transfer students” – see below)
All application documents should be sent electronically to the local representative or (in case there is no local representative in the country of the applicant) directly to the University to the vetmed[PUT_AT_HERE]univet.hu email address.
After the University reviews the submitted application documents, it determines whether the applicant appears to be qualified to take the entrance exam or not. After acceptance of the application, the applicant choses an entrance exam date (either through the local representative or via email at the vetmed[PUT_AT_HERE]univet.hu email address).
The examination will test competency in the English language in general and also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry.
Entrance exam structure
- Written exam – simple and multiple choice questions (50%):
- General English and academic terminology
- Oral interview (50%):
- Motivation of the applicant
- Discussion about the student’s academic background
- All other topics that are relevant to form an informed decision
Examinations are arranged worldwide and online between March and July. The place and exact date of the examination available on our website. Further rounds of entrance examinations will be organized in August depending on the number of vacancies.
The applicants must reach at least 40% of the written exam in order to take part in the oral exam. The evaluation of the Entrance Examinations – both written and oral – will be made by the Admission 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 Students’ 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.
Exemptions from the entrance examination
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 been completed satisfactorily, 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.
Transfer from other Universities
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.
One-Year Pre-Medical (veterinary) Program
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.