The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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University of Alberta Partnership

A partnership between the University of Alberta and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

In partnership with the University of Alberta, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies offers students who have successfully completed three years of study on an eligible UAlberta BSc programme the opportunity to enter onto the accelerated 4 year BVM&S Programme. This agreement allows students to graduate with an internationally accredited veterinary degree in a combined total of 7 years and receive a qualification from both UAlberta (BSc) and the University of Edinburgh (BVM&S).

University of Alberta Partnership Guide

BVM&S 2024 Entry Guide (Partnerships)



Video: Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (2023)
An introduction to Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh for prospective students.

How to Apply

Partnership applications for 2024 entry have now closed. Applications for 2025 entry will open in September 2024. 

Your partnership application is made up of 3 elements - Application Form, Additional Documents, and Work Experience Summary Form.


1. Application Form

Complete and submit an online application form.

Complete a Partnership Application Form

2. Additional Documents

After submission of an application form, please send the additional documents listed below to (BVM&S Admissions Team):


An up-to-date academic transcript from your home institution.

Letter of Recommendation

An academic reference from your home institution (can be submitted directly to by the referee if preferred).


A summary of your educational background, including any English Language tests achieved to date (if applicable).

Personal Statement

A personal statement of up to 500 words.

Send Your Additional Documents by Email

3. Work Experience Summary Form

Please also complete an online Work Experience Summary (WES) form detailing veterinary/animal-related work experience (paid and unpaid).

Please disregard any mentions of a 22 October deadline - this is only for candidates applying via UCAS.

Once you click the "Submit WES Form" button at the bottom of the page, this sends us your form automatically - you do not need to send us a copy by email.

Please ignore any instructions to upload your WES to a EUCLID account – this is only for candidates that apply via UCAS.

Complete a Work Experience Summary Form

Admissions Presentation

Edmonton Skyline Graphic
Our Deputy Director of Admissions introduces the Veterinary Medicine programme, and our partnership with the University of Alberta.

Easter Bush Campus

The Easter Bush Campus is a purpose-built home for veterinary teaching, research and practice.

Your University of Alberta advisor

UAlberta ALES Student Services

2-06 Agriculture-Forestry Centre | +1 780-492-4933 |


Mr Garry Tainsh

Senior International Partnerships Officer

  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus

Post Code
EH25 9RG