The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Application Process

Key information about applying to one of our undergraduate programmes.

The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVM&S) degree is widely and internationally accredited, allowing graduates to practise all over the world once qualified.

We offer a 5 year degree for students with high school qualifications, and a 4 year Graduate Entry Programme for students with a relevant degree in biological or animal sciences. Both pathways lead to a BVM&S.

Firstly, we assess your application on the basis of academic and non-academic suitability to the programme. Selected candidates are then invited to attend an interview and offers are made on basis of performance at interview. We do not offer deferred entry so you will need to apply by the September/October of year prior to your intended year of entry.

Admissions policy, available places, and the selection process

Additional Resources

The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) is the representative body for veterinary schools in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands and they have produced an Admissions Guide with information on all UK Vet Schools. You can access this via their website.

Veterinary Schools Council - Admissions processes and entry requirements for UK veterinary schools


Future Vets Scotland is an independent resource that provides information and advice to prospective veterinary students in Scotland. You can access their materials via their website.

Future Vets Scotland (external link)

The Admissions Process at Edinburgh 

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