Advice for teachers and guidance counsellors
Resources to help guide your pupils on pursuing their Veterinary Medicine studies at the University of Edinburgh.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree is widely and internationally accredited, allowing our graduates to practise all over the world once qualified. Students can apply to either:
- The 5 year degree with appropriate high school qualifications and work experience; or
- The 4 year Graduate Entry Programme with a appropriate degree and work experience
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) is the representative body for veterinary schools in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands and produces a yearly Admissions Guide with information on all UK Vet Schools.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports and champions the whole UK veterinary profession and has produced a guide to applying to vet schools for teachers, careers advisers, parents and carers to address some of the more common misconceptions surrounding the admissions process.
Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to study at Edinburgh. Higher education, and a student experience at Edinburgh, has the power to transform lives, not just of those who come to study with us, but their families and communities.
Building on our values, and our commitment to having a positive impact on our local and global community, we are working to ensure that students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds thrive and feel a sense of belonging.
The University is engaged with prospective students, their families and advisers in a wide range of Widening Access awareness and aspiration raising projects and activities aimed at students who are:
- first generation to consider higher education
- from low socio-economic groups
- attending schools of low progression
- living in low-participation neighbourhoods
- mature students from the above groups
- Video: Widening Access at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
- We believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to pursue their veterinary studies, but not everyone gets the same chance to show their academic potential at school or has the same support network as others. This is why we aim to work more closely with individuals form underrepresented communities who may not otherwise consider a career in veterinary medicine.
For full information on fees for our programmes, visit:
For information about fee status, visit:
Scholarships and funding
Information on student loans, bursaries and scholarships:
Pupils can take a virtual tour of the veterinary facilities at Easter Bush Campus.
Pupils can explore the rest of the University and the city with our interactive Virtual Visit and get a feel for what it's like to study and live in Edinburgh.
Societies and sports clubs are a big part of the student experience and can be a great way for students to enhance their social and academic life.
EUSA, which is the University's students' union organisation, supports over 300 societies, while Edinburgh University Sports Union has clubs for almost every sport imaginable.
You can explore the full list of clubs and societies at the links below.
Located on the Easter Bush Campus and surrounded by world-leading centres for animal science research and veterinary care, the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC) is a purpose-built teaching laboratory where visiting groups can experience real-life, hands-on science.
EBSOC offers a programme of hands-on, curriculum-linked workshops for school pupils from P6 to S6, activities for teachers and interactive lab-based sessions for community groups of all ages, all supported by our researchers, students and clinicians.
To find out more please visit our website: