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Entrance Exams

The entrance examination tests 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%):
    • Biology,
    • Chemistry
    • 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 dates of the examinations are available on our website. Further rounds of entrance examinations will be organized in August depending on the number of vacancies.

Exam registrations are only considered to be official if the EUR 250 exam fee is paid either to the applicant’s local representative or directly through


The applicants must reach at least 50% of the written exam in order to take part in the oral exam (at least 30% Biology, 30% Chemistry, 50% English and the average of the Biology and Chemistry exams should not be less than 50%). 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 10 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 exemptions the basic study section of French veterinary schools (“Classe Preparatoire BCPST”) entitles the applicant to be accepted without an entrance examination. (An online interview with a University professor is mandatory before final acceptance for all applicants.)


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 natural science might be admitted upon the study of the submitted material (transcripts and references) without an entrance examination! (An online interview with a University professor is mandatory before final acceptance for all applicants.)

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.