Area of Studies
Degree (in English)
Lekarz weterynarii (brit. Veterinary Surgeon; am. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
11 semesters (5.5 years) semester
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
Tuition and Other Fees
8400 EUR per one academic year
Once an applicant has been admitted to the university, all required documents must be submitted no later than 31st August each year*. The registration fee secures an eligible students a place in the programme. Since a limited number of opening are available for each academic year, preference is given to students who submit their payments early. Qualification is based on entry exams (chemistry and biology, extended simple choice test in English) organized by FVM and IMS in different countries. Applicants with Bachelor degree or Master of Science degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or equivalent may be accepted without entry exams.
* in case of Ireland, the final acceptance date is dependent on the issuing date of provisional high school certificates.
Course ProfileOur educational objective is to provide a curriculum and the instructional resources necessary to enable students to obtain the professional title of lekarz weterynarii (brit. Veterinary Surgeon; am. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). The Faculty has sought to develop a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in veterinary medical sciences. It is expected that graduates will be well versed in fundamentals of veterinary medical sciences and will be able to meet the professional challenges they will encounter throughout their career.
The five & half-year degree programme consists of a total of 137 mandatory courses and electives. The diploma is received after passing all exams and accumulating minimum 360 ECTS. Each academic year is divided into two semesters with a substantial winter and summer break. This programme is intensive, with students taking roughly 860-hour classes (60 ECTS) per year.
a) First year: students develop a basic understanding of the life sciences underpinning veterinary medicine and become familiar with veterinary and medical terms. The main courses are animal anatomy, histology and embryology in order to help students to obtain profound knowledge of the composition of the animal body.
b) Second year: students delve more deeply into the life sciences, particularly anatomy, physiology and veterinary immunology. In this year students begin studying microbiology and learn about animal breeding and nutrition. The introduction to animal well-being and ethology helps mastering future clinical courses.
c) Third year: students have mastered all basic courses and enter the preclinical courses. Students are exposed to imaging diagnostics principles and focus on clinical diagnostics and public health protection.
d) Fourth year: students continue practicing in the field, focusing on a variety of animals, from fish, accompanying animals to ruminants and swine.
e) Fifth and Sixth year: contagious and internal disease and surgery techniques become a main focus as students investigate various animal disease and learn about animal obstetrics and gynecology. Faculty clinics and cooperating farms are also an important part of this year's studies.
Education RequirementsIn order to be considered for admission to the 5.5 year degree programme at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, an applicant must have successfully completed the following: a high school with certificate allowing entrance into academic education, a passing grade on the biology and chemistry entrance exams, submission of all required documents and all fees paid by deadline.
Other RequirementsSince studies are demanding and require contact with large animals, applicants should have a good general health and fulfil other legally-imposed health conditions. Due to high level of responsibilities and demands of working with animals, physical and mental disabilities are discouraged.
Dean's Office for International Students
tel. (+48 22) 59 360 09 / 12
International Medicine Studies (IMS) is a cooperating company involved in recruiting applicants as well as to help our international students in their daily problems during their stay in Warsaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next begins1st October
Nowoursynowska 166 St.
02-787 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 59 310 25
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