400 point program
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
Entry Requirements for applicants who are completing, or have completed, tertiary studies overseas
The DVM is a graduate course. To be eligible for selection, applicants to the DVM must have completed an undergraduate science or agriculture degree including at least one semester in biology (cellular/general) and in biochemistry.
International applicants who are eligible for selection will be made an offer into the DVM where they have obtained results across science/agriculture subjects at any one of the following thresholds:
- a 3.2 GPA or higher (4 point scale)
- a 4.0 GPA or higher (5 point scale)
- a 5.6 GPA or higher (7 point scale)
- an average of 75% or higher (where marks on a university transcript are returned as % marks)
- first class honours (Applicants from the United Kingdom)
Applications are also welcome from international applicants with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.2 (4 point scale) or equivalent. Selection of these applicants into the DVM will be on a competitive basis with applicants ranked based on academic merit and an assessment of a submitted personal statement (i.e. an applicant’s description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).
All applicants must also satisfy the following english language requirements:
|IELTS* (academic English Only)||7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0)|
|TOEFL (paper-based test)*||600 + TWE 5.0|
|TOEFL (internet-based test)*||94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13|
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)||65 & written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50|
|Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)||67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.|
DVM Admissions Policy
The Admissions policy of the Faculty for selecting students into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine includes the following goals:
- The development and implementation of selection procedures that identify students who are likely to succeed in the profession, and
- Ensuring selection policies and procedures provide equity of access and opportunity for all students irrespective of previous educational opportunities and life situation and consistent with capacity to complete a program in veterinary science.
The Resolution on Selection for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a resolution of the Academic Board that specifies the minimum entry requirements for the course and defines selection instruments to be used by the Selection Committee to determine which of the applicants eligible for selection will be selected. This resolution is described on the Academic Board website
In addition to the Resolution on Selection, the Faculty has also approved Selection Guidelines that outline the specific criteria used in selection deliberations.
These Selection Guidelines represent the standard pathways into the DVM. Applicants with non-standard backgrounds would have these considered by the Selection Committee on a case-by-case basis.
Appealing a Selection Decision
Applicants who have queries regarding selection decisions regarding the DVM should contact us in the first instance. Faculty selection staff can provide feedback to applicants regarding the selection process and their applications.
If, after consulting a faculty selection officer, an applicant still has concerns regarding a selection decision they may submit a formal appeal. The process is outlined on the Future Students website.