How to Apply

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General Requirements

The University of Veterinary Medicine seeks students with appropriate academic qualifications, good command of English, and strong motivation to study and practice veterinary medicine. Letters of recommendation can be enclosed to the application to show the student’s dedication to the profession. The entrance examinations gain to test (in oral or written form) competency in English language, also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry.

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Required Documents

1. Completed Application Form with a certificate showing the payment of the Application Fee of EUR 200 (non-refundable). Examination Fee in Budapest is EUR 250 (non-refundable after May 1).

2. Secondary School Leaving Certification from an accredited secondary school. The school leaving certificate is a necessary prerequisite for starting the studies. Those who are in the last year of their secondary school studies by the application deadline can also apply but only with the obligation to present their certifications before registration to the University.

3. Curriculum Vitae in English.

4. Medical Certificate. Certification of physical and mental capability of the applicant issued by a general practitioner.

5. Signed Photographs. Three passport size photos – please, indicate your name on the rear.

6. Copy of passport with your personal data.

7. 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.
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.

Entrance Examination

Entrance examination will be required to be taken after the University reviews the application materials and determines that the applicant appears qualified and potentially able to complete the program.

The entrance examination based on Biology and Chemistry ( written multiple choice test + interview / oral exam + interview) . The examination will test competency in English language also in relation to the academic subjects.


The evaluation of the Entrance Examinations will be made by the University 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 Student 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.

Further 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 presented with high scores in Biology and Chemistry. If only one of these subjects has satisfactorily been completed, 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.

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