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Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (Honours)

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Overview

Meritorious students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVB/DVM) at the University of Sydney are eligible to apply for Honours in Veterinary Biology. External students are ineligible.

Students who qualify to undertake Honours in Veterinary Biology must suspend candidature from the BVB/DVM for one year in order to enrol in Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (Honours) on a full-time basis. Part-time enrolment is only permitted in exceptional circumstances with the permission of the Dean of Science (or delegate).

The Honours year is a widely recognised and highly regarded additional year of undergraduate study. It's a unique opportunity for you to explore your research potential and put the theory from your undergraduate studies into practice. An Honours qualification is not only well regarded in academia, but also in industry where laboratory experience and a command of scientific thought processes are highly sought after.

The Faculty of Science has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research programs across a wide range of science disciplines. With significant levels of funding from various research councils and bodies and the provision of major research facilities, the Faculty is committed to providing leading education and research training to its students. 

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Admission requirement

1.     Applicants must be current BVB/DVM students at the University of Sydney:

  • All internal students in other degree course are ineligible
  • All external applicants are ineligible.

2.     Applicants must have completed at least 3 years (144cp) of the BVB/DVM:

  • Applicants must be at the end of Year 3, Year 4 or Year 5 of the BVB/DVM
  • Any applicants at the end of Year 1 or Year 2 are ineligible
  • Any applicants in the middle of Year 3 are ineligible, i.e. incomplete Year 3.

3.     Applicants must be academically meritorious:

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2/3 WAM of 65.

Please note that satisfying the above admission requirements does not guarantee an offer. Entry is also dependent on the availability of research supervisors and/or suitability of research project. 

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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