The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

McGill University Partnership

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

In partnership with McGill University, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies offers students who have successfully completed U2 of the BSc (AgEnvSc) Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major, Animal Health and Disease Specialization 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 6 years (for students who commence their McGill studies in U1) or 7 years (for students who commence their McGill studies in U0) and receive a qualification from both McGill University (BSc (AgEnvSc)) and the University of Edinburgh (BVM&S).

Students successfully completing the BVM&S via this pathway will satisfy the remaining credit required to graduate from their BSc (AgEnvSc) at McGill University**.



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How to Apply (Step-by-Step Guide)

Partnership applications for 2022 entry have now closed. Applications for 2023 entry will open in September. 

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

The deadline for submission of all 3 application elements is 15 November.

1. Application Form (available from September)

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). 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 the instructions to upload your WES to a EUCLID account – this is for applicants that apply through UCAS.

Complete a Work Experience Summary Form

Your McGill University advisor

If you have any questions related to McGill requirements, please contact:

Dr. Julie


Mr Garry Tainsh

BVM&S International Partnerships Officer

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

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus

Post Code
EH25 9RG