Study Abroad

The University of Edinburgh, School of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Study Abroad Science Pathway with Veterinary Medicine Experience.

Female students in the lab looking in microscopes

Course code: VESC07001

The School of Veterinary Medicine, has teamed up with the College of Science and Engineering to provide you with a unique and challenging opportunity. The session will run every Wednesday afternoon for 10 weeks throughout semester 1 and is aimed at students currently undertaking a science major undergraduate degree. It will enable you to experience first-hand all of our research, teaching, clinical and farm facilities.
This pathway is designed for students who wish to study Veterinary Medicine after graduating.  Through this pathway you will be able to gain a truly packed and intensive veterinary work experience at the world renowned Easter Bush Campus - this campus incorporates the Roslin Institute; Equine, Farm, Small and Exotic Animal Practices; School of Veterinary Medicine teaching facilities and the University farms.
The Veterinary Medicine Experience will offer workshops in the following areas: 
  • Small Animal Practice, Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Veterinary clinical skills
  • Exotic Animal Practice
  • Farm Animal Hospital and a visit to Langhill Farm
  • Equine Hospital, equine first aid and large animal clinical skills
  • Introduction to Pathology & Haematology Lab

Prospective students

Students enjoying the rare scottish sunshine
To be considered for the Study Abroad Science Pathway with Veterinary Medicine Experience, you must be an international undergraduate student, studying a Science/ Animal Science major undergraduate degree at your home institution.
There are only 20 places available, so register your interest as soon as possible to take part in this experience.

When can I study at Edinburgh?

For this particular pathway, you can study at Edinburgh for the autumn semester.
  • Semester one: September – January
Your time at Edinburgh may count towards your final degree at your home institution for the modules you undertake at the College of Science and Engineering. However, there are no credits involved in the one week veterinary rotation at Easter Bush, this is simply an opportunity for you to gain work experience, network and work with some of the best researchers and clinicians in the field.
At the end of your period of study in Edinburgh, you will receive a transcript for the modules you have taken and this will be translated into courses taken and grades achieved.
For full details of courses available and how to apply, please see the University-wide information on study abroad.

Entry requirements

  • A good academic record (US students should have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 or over on 4.0 point scale)
  • A good academic reference from your home institution

English Language requirements

You will need a good level of English. If you are a non-native speaker, you should meet the standard requirements for all international undergraduate students.

What else can I study?

Edinburgh offers visiting students a range of courses in subject areas from 19 different schools. Applicants should only apply for courses for which they are qualified.
If you are unsure about the prerequisites, please contact us for advice.
Some subject areas are particularly popular, which means entry can be very competitive. We try to accommodate as many students as possible.
You can browse the courses that are available for you at the University of Edinburgh here:

 Course finder

How to Register

To apply you must be accepted onto our University of Edinburgh Study Abroad pathway and be an undergraduate Science major at your home University.

Due to limited places, please register your interest early by emailing the Veterinary Medicine Admissions team at

How do I apply?

Step-by-step guide

  1. You must obtain permission from your university to apply to Edinburgh under this programme.
  2. apply online through our Edinburgh Global website:
When you apply you will create an online account with us. You will get a username and a password, which will allow you to track your application through its various stages.
  1.  Ensure that you have uploaded the required documents. Along with your application, you will need to upload copies of your supporting information including an official transcript, an academic reference and a personal statement (of about 500 words).
Your personal statement should explain why you wish to study at the University of Edinburgh and provide any additional information (interest in and suitability for chosen courses, extra-curricular activities, etc) which you feel may support your application.
Please note: If you are from a Universitas 21 (U21) university then you do not need to submit an academic reference.
The University reserves the right to request original documentation at any time during the admissions process.
  1. Track your application
Your online account can be used to track the progress of your application. Details about your application, including any offer of admission, will be available through your online account.

Tuition fees

Course dates and costs 2018/19  
Semester one (Fall) September – January (£8,600)
Students enjoying the sunshine at Edinburgh Castle


We guarantee university accommodation for all international students.
Once you have an offer to study at Edinburgh, you should make your online application for your university accommodation.


We will issue your transcript when you complete your studies.
Transcripts are normally issued about eight weeks after the last day of the semester (for Semester One students) or the academic year (for Semester Two and Full Year students).
If you wish to request additional copies, you can place an order via the form located at:

Studying at Edinburgh

There is also the option to return to Edinburgh after graduating from your first degree. We offer a 4 year Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) for Veterinary Medicine.
American Graduates
For a GEP application, we would consider a good GPA of around 3.4 (4 point scale) with good grades (a minimum of B grades) in the following subject areas:
  • Biology/Zoology
  • Physics, Biochemistry
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics/Statistics
In addition, the following subject areas would strengthen a GEP application:
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cellular Biology


If you have any questions about your Study Abroad application please contact us.

Undergraduate Admissions

  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus

Post Code
EH25 9RG