DVM Graduate Entry Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is based on the following criteria:

  1. Grade Point Average (GPA) from a completed Bachelor's degree, minimum credit average required*
  2. Successful completion of pre-requisite units
  3. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Admission Statement including relevant work experience and animal handling experience, using the DVM Supplementary Application form available for download from this website
  4. Shortlisted domestic applicants may be required to attend an in-person interview in the week beginning September 29, 2014. International applicants will not be interviewed in 2014 for 2015 admission.
  5. Demonstration of English language proficiency (University of Sydney English requirements)


*These are the minimum admission requirements for the DVM. As entry to this course is highly competitive, students who meet the minimum requirements are then ranked according to academic performance and admission statement.

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International applications for the 2015 DVM are now open. Apply now

Domestic applications for the 2015 DVM closed on 31 August 2014.

New DVM Scholarships

The Swan Family Scholarship

Starting in 2015, the Swan Family Scholarship is for an outstanding student from a rural area to study in the DVM program in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. This scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $6,000 per year for each year of the DVM program ($24,000 in total).
Applications close on September 30, 2014.
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The Dr John Holt Scholarship

Starting in 2015, this scholarship is for the support of an outstanding student who is committee to animal welfare to study in the DVM program in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. This scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $6,000 per year for each year of the DVM program ($24,000 in total).
Applications close on September 30, 2014.
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