Adelaide



University of Adelaide


The School of Animal and Veterinary Science
University of Adelaide
Roseworthy Campus
Roseworthy SA 5371
Australia
Email: avs_enquiries@adelaide.edu.au
Website: www.adelaide.edu.au


SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide is located in South Australia. The University of Adelaide is a world-class tertiary education and research institution committed to delivering high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. The University was established in 1874 and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s foremost research intensive universities. The University constitutes a vibrant and diverse community with over 25,000 students and over 3,500 members of staff across our three main campuses (North Terrace, Roseworthy and Waite).

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is based at the Roseworthy Campus, which is located approximately 30 miles (50 kilometres) north of Adelaide. Australia’s first agricultural college was established at Roseworthy, in 1883. Since its establishment, the Australian agricultural industry has recognised Roseworthy Agricultural College as the premier teaching facility for the sector and close partnerships with industry and government research groups have always been a feature of Roseworthy’s development. In 1991, the Roseworthy Agricultural College joined forces with the University of Adelaide. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Animal Science) has been taught at the campus since 2004 and the veterinary program commenced in 2008.

Roseworthy Campus is located on a 1600 ha property and includes a working farm on which students gain practical experience and training. In addition, our leading-edge Veterinary Health Centre (which includes the Companion Animal Health Centre, Equine Health and Performance Centre, Production Animal Health Centre and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories), provides exceptional services to the public and offers students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program real-world experience.

The campus is currently home to over 100 staff and approximately 650 students, including undergraduates, and post-graduates in both coursework and higher degree by research (Masters and PhD). The campus is a vibrant and exciting centre for undergraduate teaching, post-graduate training and clinical service and is fast becoming the major animal and veterinary research centre for the State.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

At the University of Adelaide, the veterinary science program is comprised of two degrees: the BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) and the DVM. Students satisfactorily completing the undergraduate degree will gain direct entry into the postgraduate program and completion of both degrees (6 years in total) is required to register as a veterinarian.

The veterinary science program at the University of Adelaide has been granted accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board of Hong Kong, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK). Graduates from this program are eligible for registration as veterinarians in all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The program also has affiliation membership with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information please refer to the contact details listed above.

Residency implications: 60 domestic (Commonwealth supported places) and 10 international places.

Required academic grades:

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) – International Applicants

Academic entry requirements for standard qualifications are as follows:

• Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) – minimum 90

• International Baccalaureate (IB) – minimum 31

• Grade Point Average (GPA) – minimum of 5.0 (on a 7.0 scale)

• SAT (US) – minimum 1410

Other qualifications, including international qualifications, will be considered on their individual merits; further information is available through the degree finder on the University of Adelaide website (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/bscpv_bscaspv.html).

Course completion deadline: Prerequisite courses must be completed by 31st December.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – International Applicants

• Minimum GPA: At the discretion of the Admissions Committee

Credit policy: Students may be credited with advanced standing (status/exemption) for courses already completed at another institution and therefore may be eligible for entry into 2nd year of the BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) or 1st year of the DVM. Courses must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the corresponding courses at the University of Adelaide.

Course completion deadline: Prerequisite courses must be completed by 31st December.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Admitted students fall into two categories: Domestic (Commonwealth supported place) and International. Applicants must verify their residency status on application.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

Supplemental application required:

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) – International Applicants

Prescribed questionnaire: To gain entry into the BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) program, applicants should be able to demonstrate an informed interest in veterinary science, animals and their welfare, and articulate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, the breadth and intensity of training which is required in a veterinary program.

Applicants must submit the Prescribed questionnaire and supporting statements (including references) by the closing date. The questionnaire includes the following components:

• D etails of animal husbandry and veterinary experiences

• Personal statement demonstrating their interest in a career in the veterinary profession, references

• Extracu rricular and community service activities.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – International Applicants

Applicants must submit to the University the Self-Assessment Checklist on skills learned in extramural studies accompanied by a 1-2 page description of how these skills were acquired.

Inherent Requirements:

There are inherent requirements associated with the BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) and DVM programs that prospective students need to be aware of before applying. Further details can be found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/dvetm_drvetmedi.html

SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

Prerequisite information

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) – International Applicants

Mathematics and Chemistry

English Language Requirements (if applicable)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – International Applicants

BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) from the University of Adelaide or equivalent.

English Language Requirements (if applicable)

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) – International Applicants

Application deadlines: Applications can be received on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The final deadline is 30th September.

Interview dates: Questionnaires will be assessed as soon as possible after submission and eligible applicants will be invited to participate in an online interview. Dates and times for the interview will be negotiated between the School and the applicant.

Date acceptances mailed: Allow 2 weeks once final academic results have been received and interviews have been conducted.

School begins: March

Deferments: Up to one year

Transfer students: Yes

Evaluation Criteria: Selection for the interview process will be based on the assessment of the questionnaire.

Applicants who are successful in gaining an interview will be ranked for an offer, based on a combination of scores from the following two components:

Academic Results: 50%

Interview Results: 50%

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – International Applicants

Application Deadlines: Application can be received on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The final deadline is 30th September.

Date acceptances mailed: Allow 2 weeks once final academic results have been received and Self-Assessment Checklist has been reviewed.

School begins: March

Deferments: Up to one year

Transfer students: Yes

Evaluation Criteria: Applicants academic transcript, grades and Self-Assessment Checklist will be assessed to determine if they are eligible and will be ranked based on their academic grades.

2016 ADMISSIONS SUMMARY


BSc (Veterinary Bioscience)
DVM

Applicants
Admitted
Applicants
Admitted
Domestic
424 60 52 52
International
13 4 6 6
Total
437
64 58 58
EXPENSES FOR THE 2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition & Fees:

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

Domestic Students (Commonwealth supported place): $9,975 per year

International Students: $58,000 per year

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Domestic Students (Commonwealth supported place): $10,600 per year

International Students: $58,000 per year

Scholarships: Information regarding International student scholarships can be found at http://international.adelaide.edu.au/choosing/scholarships



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