The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

University of Alberta Partnership

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

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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 the UAlberta BSc in Agriculture (Animal Science major) or BSc in Animal Health the opportunity to enter onto the accelerated 4 year BVM&S Programme. This agreement allows students to graduate with an internationally accredited degree in a combined total of 7 years and receive a qualification from both UAlberta (BSc) and the University of Edinburgh (BVM&S).

Eligibility and Admissions

To apply, students must be at least in their second year of study at UAlberta, achieving good grades in all Major Courses* and be on track to obtain an overall GPA of 3.4 or above (on a 4 point scale) by the end of the third year of one of the following programmes: 

  • BSc in Animal Health, Companion and Performance Animals Major
  • BSc in Animal Health, Food Animal Major
  • BSc in Agriculture, Animal Science Major

*For a list of all Major Courses, please download the prospectus at the link below. 

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview in December - February and will be informed about the outcome of their interview and overall application in early March.

Students successfully completing the BVM&S are eligible to transfer up to 30 credits towards the programmes outlined above, thus allowing them to graduate from their BSc

How to Apply

Submit your application for a place on the partnership starting in August 2021.

Download the prospectus 

Contact University of Alberta

If you would like to discuss your application in more detail, you can contact UoA ALES Student Services. 

ALES Student Services

2-06 Agriculture-Forestry Centre

+1 780-492-4933