Szent István University Faculty of Veterinary Science

One of the oldest and most respected Veterinary Schools in the world.

The five-and-a-half-year international degree program at Szent István University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science leads to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

The Veterinary School is accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board, by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (E.A.E.V.E.), and the degree is recognised in both Canada and the United States by the National Examining Board and the American Veterinary Medical Association, respectively.

The Veterinary School is located in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, a lively metropolis in the middle of Europe. The Faculty of Veterinary Science can trace back its origins to 1787, to just shortly after the foundation of the world’s first veterinary school. The Faculty launched its English program in Veterinary Science in 1992.

The Faculty of Veterinary Science enrols 90 students each year in its English language program.

Unique Benefits
The campus of the Veterinary School is located in central Budapest, easily accessible by public transportation. The sizable international student population at the various universities in Budapest provides for a rich social life outside the classroom, complemented by the wide variety of unique cultural events in Budapest. With the proximity of Ferihegy International Airport, and the availability of low-cost airlines, students also have the opportunity to go on affordable weekend getaways most anywhere in Europe.

College International has a database of 300 Budapest apartments, and will provide housing assistance to interested students at a minimal cost.

Exemption from Taking the Entrance Examination and Transfer Credits
Candidates with a B.A. or B.Sc. degree, or those currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in a science-related field may qualify for exemption from taking the entrance examination and may receive transfer credit for some of their courses. In some cases, applicants may also qualify for mid-year entry. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and are pendant on the student providing official transcripts and course descriptions equivalent to the requirements of Szent István University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.

To find out more about the application process, and the eligibility requirements for exemption, please contact George Matsik.

Living in Budapest
Students can expect to spend anywhere from US$ 8,000 to 15,000 per year on their living expenses, depending on their living standards. Additional costs include textbooks (US$ 500-1000 per year) and insurance (US$ 280 per year).

To find out more about living in Budapest, please visit the city’s website.