BVetBiol/DVM Entry Requirements

  1. Domestic Applicants.
  2. Rural Students Entry Scheme.
  3. International Applicants.


Entry to the BVetBiol/DVM is assessed on the basis of academic results. For Year 12 students this will be the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent. For non-year 12 students, this might be an ATAR or equivalent or Grade Point average (GPA) from tertiary study at bachelor level.

All 2015 applicants who wish to be admitted to the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine must lodge a Commitment Statement and sit the Multi-choice Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

All applicants applying must receive a minimum overall STAT score of 150/200 to be considered for an offer.
The STAT is a general test of cognitive ability in literacy and numeracy. The test is administered by the Universities Admissions Centre. All details regarding the STAT are available from UAC (UAC website). The 'Multiple Choice' version of the test is the one required by the Universities Admissions Centre for Veterinary Science.
NB: Please refer to the UAC Guide for the final date to sit the STAT to guarantee processing of results for inclusion in Main Round offers into the BVetBiol/DVM.

Commitment to Veterinary Science

Applicants should demonstrate a firm and continuing commitment to the study of Veterinary Science. Evidence of such commitment could include work experience in veterinary practice or in animal related industries and membership of organisations such as WIRES. Commitment to veterinary science is to be detailed on the prescribed Faculty form. Please attach documentation supporting claims of commitment and return forms to the Faculty Office at the following address: Faculty of Veterinary Science, Undergraduate Admissions, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 by Friday, 28 November 2014. (Please note: Do not send original documents with your application, only certified copies.)

Download the 2015 Commitment Statement (pdf, 46 KB)

How to Apply

More information on How to Apply


Current HSC students may be eligible for entry under the Faculty of Veterinary Science Rural Entry Scheme.
For more information please visit the Rural Entry Scheme webpage.


International applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic performance, results in a standardised examination (STAT, ISAT or GRE®) and their demonstration of a commitment to the health and welfare of animals.

Academic Performance

International students must have achieved a similar standard to that expected of an Australian student seeking entry. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic achievement in their final year of secondary education (Year 12 or equivalent) or their tertiary studies as appropriate, from a recognised University.
Minimum GPA required is 2.80 on a 4.00 scale, however applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for science based study.

Standardised examinations

All off-shore international applicants are required to take the International Student Admission Test (ISAT) (Applicants may submit GRE® scores in lieu of ISAT scores.)

All on-shore international applicants are required to take the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) administered by UAC. Contact the Universities Admission Centre to make an appointment to sit the Multi-choice version.

A copy of the "Statement of Results" issued by UAC and your completed "Commitment Statement" to be submitted to the International Office along with your application.

Additional requirements and considerations

Applicants are also expected to have gained relevant work experience and animal handling. This should be demonstrated on the "Commitment to Veterinary Science" form which you can download from the top right-hand side of this page.

On-shore international students sitting an Australian Year 12 examination apply to sit the STAT through the Universities Admission Centre and submit their Commitment Statements directly to the Faculty of Veterinary Science (see address on last page of Commitment Statement).

Off-shore international applicants submit their completed “Commitment to Veterinary Science” along with their STAT, ISAT or GRE® results to the International Office upon application.

International applicants wishing to apply to the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/DVM (BVetBiol/DVM) should:
  • Apply online (not yet available)
  • Make further enquiries
    T 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) (within Australia)
    T +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)

The International Office was established to assist all international students with application and enrolment procedures and any other problems they encounter. The International Student Services Unit on the main campus can help with any problems arising during an international student's stay in Australia.

How to Apply

More information can be found under How to Apply

If you are an Australian citizen but have academic qualifications from overseas, you should apply through UAC (see: How to Apply). If you are a permanent resident (non-citizen) of Australia, you also should apply through UAC.