The University of Queensland

School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland – Gatton Campus
P: 61 7 5460 1834
F: 61-7 5460 1922


The veterinary qualification of The University of Queensland (UQ) is accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (Australia and New Zealand), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (United Kingdom), Malaysian Veterinary Council and the South African Veterinary Council. 

The School of Veterinary Science's purpose-built facilities are located at UQ's Gatton campus and include Veterinary Teaching Laboratories, the Clinical Studies Centre, and the Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) with fully equipped Equine and Companion Animal Hospitals, complete with the latest instrumentation for diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques, The VMC has recently commenced an ambulatory service for treatment of production animals on the rural properties surrounding the campus.

The UQ Gatton campus is approximately 40 miles west of Brisbane, the capitol city of the state of Queensland in Australia. The campus is easily accessible within one to two hours' drive from the major urban and tourism centres of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba, and has a rural atmosphere with on-campus access to domesticated animals including horses, cattle, pigs, poultry, cats, dogs and wildlife including kangaroos, reptiles and birds.

The School's co-location with the Queensland Animal Science Precinct makes the Gatton campus the most comprehensive animal research and training centre in Australia.

Since its first intake of students in 1936, The UQ School of Veterinary Science has been recognized for a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning across the veterinary disciplines and for the quality of its research. 

With state-of-the-art facilities, and an ambitious academic recruitment program that ha attracted an excellent cohort of staff, the School is at the forefront of veterinary education, supporting UQ's global ranking in the top 100 universities.

The diverse group of academic and clinical staff in the School, including those who have been recognized through nationally accredited awards, have made major contributions to tropical/subtropical animal health and medicine to benefit farm and companion animals, their owners and industry sectors.

The curriculum of the School of Veterinary Sciences is a 10-semester (5-year) program that runs from February to November in the first four years and November to October in the final year. The first year provides core foundational training in biological sciences, with emphases on animal biology, biochemistry, cellular physiology, anatomy and professional studies. In the second and third years, the emphasis becomes the understanding of diseases, and their causation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. In the fourth year, a strong clinical focus is provided, which is then reinforced in fifth year through 38 weeks of core and elective clinical rotations, both in the Veterinary Medical Centre and in off-campus practices. 

A strong commitment to research training in veterinary sciences is provided through clinical research electives. The School of Veterinary Science has outstanding teaching and research programs encompassing all aspects of veterinary science, with particular strengths in biosecurity and infectious diseases, genetics, medicine, nutrition, Australian wildlife, farm animal and equine medicine, production and reproduction.


For specific information on applying for a place in the program, please refer to the UQ Science Prospectus, which is updated annually ( 
The school enrolls approximately 120-130 students annually, of which, up to 40 seats are held for international students. International students must hold a student visa for the duration of their studies.


There are no specific interviews for international applicants. From 2019 onwards, nonresident applicants may be required to successfully complete an online situational judgement test as as admission requirement.
International applicants for the program at UQ can submit an application directly to the university or through one of UQ’s authorised International Education Representatives (
Domestic students, or international students studying in Australia, may apply for entry through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (
Successful applicants can apply to defer for one year after receiving an offer of a seat in the program.
Is a bachelor’s degree required? No
Is this an international school? Yes


To gain entry into The University of Queensland program an international student must have: completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent year 12 studies to the required standard as outlined in the prospectus; satisfied English language requirements and satisfied individual program requirement which include training in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and either Biology or Physics. Further information about the minimum entry requirements is available on The University of Queensland Future Students website (
Multiple pathways for entry into UQ programs are available for students who do not meet the English language requirements (


Information about fees for international students can be found on The University of Queensland Future Students website ( Fees are subject to annual indexation (

Full-time enrollment consists of 16 units per annum or 80 units for the veterinary science program.


Domestic: 80

International: 40


VMCAS Participation:Yes

Accepts international students? yes


International applicants are eligible to participate in Streamlined Visa Processing. It is recommended that international student applications are received by UQ by November 30 in the year preceding entry.

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