Veterinary Medicine


Area of Studies

medical sciences



Degree (in English)

Lekarz weterynarii (brit. Veterinary Surgeon; am. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

  • English
Course Duration

11 semesters (5.5 years)

ECTS points



Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Tuition and Other Fees

8400 EUR/academic year (4800 EUR winter semester, 3600 EUR summer semester)

Charges for documents, accommodation in a student dormitory, repetition of classes – in accordance with internal regulations.

Application Deadline(s)

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 Description

Course Profile

Veterinary Surgeon / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, WULS-SGGW is fully compliant with EAEVE education standards, National and European rules and regulations concerning general academic education and education for veterinary professionals. This extensive and demanding course offers 155 mandatory and elective modules over the period of 5.5 years (11 semesters). Students receive the Veterinary Surgeon / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma after successfully passing all exams (accumulating at least 360 ECTS). The program is rigorous, with almost 6200 hours of didactic activities on offer. Apart from mandatory modules, students are offered 112 ECTS in elective modules to further enhance their professional knowledge, skills and competences (with emphasis on differential diagnostics and hands-on aspects of veterinary profession), general knowledge, as well as social skills and soft competences. The Faculty puts great focus on development of skills of each student by opening new modules and elective classes nearly every academic year to follow expectations and demands of constantly changing global market for veterinary professionals. Students who exhibit academic interests may also participate in a research project, which covers additional 20 ECTS and finishes with Honours dissertation (eq. of Master thesis).

Education Requirements

In 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 Requirements

Since 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 helping international students in their daily problems during their stay in Warsaw: