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. Completion of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Supplementary Application Form
      2.1 Demonstrated successful completion of pre-requisite units – attaching certified copy of official transcript and the unit of study outlines for each subject.
      2.2 Demonstrated completion of work experience (minimum of 28 days of relevant work experience and animal handling experience). You will also be required to outline your Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Experience in detail.
      2.3 Completion of statements relating to the development of your interest in Veterinary Medicine, your preparation for a professional program, what you offer to the profession and your career goals and objectives.
      2.4 References from four referees. Applicants will be required to organise reference evaluations from at least four referees. Details and templates reference reports can be found on page 5 - 9 of the supplementary application form. Important note: Referee reports must be sent directly from the referee to the School
  3. Demonstration of English language proficiency (University of Sydney English requirements)

Important note: The completed supplementary application form must be uploaded with your application.

For further detailed information about entry requirements and how to apply, please download and read the 2018 DVM Student Admission Guide.

*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.

Inherent requirements
In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Faculty Handbook, you will be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this course. Please review the Inherent Requirements for Veterinary Medicine before completing your application.

Application Dates

International and domestic applications for 2018 DVM will open on 12 May 2017 and close on 15 September 2017.

All domestic applications must be lodged online via the University website.

International applicants can lodge online via the University website, or if you are from the USA you can apply via the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)Please note, if applying through VMCAS, you do not need to complete the Supplementary Application Form. However VMCAS applicants will need to provide detailed outlines for each of the pre-requisite subjects.  The unit of study outlines should come from an official publication of the Provider University, such as the Faculty handbook.   Your application for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine will not be considered without this information.

For 2018 commencement VMCAS Application deadline is September 15, 2017 at 12 midnight Eastern Time.

Late applications will not be accepted. 


Applicants from the United States of America are able to apply directly to the University of Sydney, or via the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).