How to apply

We give equal consideration to all candidates who submit their application by the required deadline and meet all academic requirements.

Admissions policy

As a result of the level of competition for a small number of places, many high-quality applicants are unsuccessful.


All applications for admission should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

North American graduate applicants may choose to apply through the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions System (VMCAS).

Application Deadlines

UCAS applications:

15 October - deadline for applications

22 October - deadline for WES submission

22 October - deadline for submitting degree transcript showing subjects and grades achieved to date

VMCAS applications:

17 September - deadline for applications

17 September - deadline for GRE scores (0917 institution code, 0617 department code)

Late applications

If candidates miss UCAS and VMCAS Veterinary Medicine application deadlines, we are normally still happy to receive applications for the Graduate Entry Programme. Applications should be completed via UCAS as soon as possible and must be submitted no later than 15 November. For further information, please contact the BVM&S Admissions Manager, Geraldine Giannopoulos:

Work Experience Summary - UCAS only

All UCAS candidates are required to complete and return a Work Experience Summary form (WES) to the Admissions Office prior to the deadline of 22 October. The WES form is available below:

Work Experience Summary (WES) Form

Please note that applications submitted without a WES will be considered incomplete.

Additional Tests

Note that the following tests are NOT required for candidates applying to the BVM&S at the University of Edinburgh

  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
  • UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT)
Health Questionnaire

All applicants with an Unconditional Firm offer will be required to complete the health questionnaire prior to entry to the programme regardless of whether a disability or health condition was declared on application or not, and enrolment is subject to Health Clearance.