University of Queensland

School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland – Gatton Campus
P: 61 7 5460 1834
F: 61-7 5460 1922
Email: vetenquires@uq.edu.au
Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/


The University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Veterinary Science is located near the town of Gatton, approximately 40 miles west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The campus has a rural atmosphere, while being less than 2 hours drive from major urban and tourism centers of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

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 the quality of its research. The diverse group of academic and clinical staff in the School have made major contributions to tropical/subtropical animal health and medicine to benefit farm and companion animals, their owners and industry sectors. Following the relocation to the UQ Gatton Campus in 2010, the School’s values remain clearly orientated towards maintaining the strong sense of community for which the school is renowned. With new facilities, and an ambitious recruitment program that has attracted an excellent cohort of staff, UQ has backed the School to outperform standards of education in Australasia, a performance reflecting UQ’s global ranking in the top 100 universities. The world-class facilities and highly trained staff ensure the School exceeds international accreditation guidelines, ensuring the highest standard of veterinary training.

Upon its relocation to the UQ Gatton Campus, the School commissioned four new buildings and, in addition to existing facilities, now comprises the Veterinary Teaching Laboratories, Clinical Studies Centre, Veterinary Science Building and the Veterinary Medical Centre (Equine and Companion Animal Hospitals) complete with the latest instrumentation for diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques. The combination of the School of Veterinary Science, and the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, makes the Gatton campus the most comprehensive animal research and training center in Australia.

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. The School’s research strengths lie in biosecurity and infectious diseases, genetics, medicine, nutrition, Australian wildlife, farm animal and equine medicine, production and reproduction.


For specific information on application for a place in the program, please refer to the Undergraduate Prospectus of the University of Queensland Faculty of Science, which is updated annually (http://www.science.uq.edu.au/prospectus).

The school enrolls approximately 120-130 students annually, of which, up to 40 seats are held for nonresident students. Nonresident students must hold a student visa for the duration of their studies.


There are no specific interviews for international applicants.

Nonresident applicants for the program at UQ can submit an application directly to the University or through one of UQ’s authorized International Education Representatives (http://www.uq.edu.au/internationalstudents/international-educational-representatives).

Resident students or international students studying in Australia apply for entry through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Center(http://www.qtac.edu.au).

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 a nonresident student must have: completed recognized 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, math, chemistry and either Biology or Physics. A table outlining the minimum entry requirements for nonresident undergraduate programs for each year is available on the University of Queensland international student page (http://future-students.uq.edu.au/apply).

Multiple pathways for entry into UQ programs are available for students who do not meet the English language requirements (http://future-students.uq.edu.au/apply).


Estimated Tuition Resident: For information about fees for resident students, please visit www.uq.edu.au/study to access the University’s fee tables for domestic students.

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident (International): For information about tuition fees please visit http://future-students.uq.edu.au/apply/undergraduate/international/choose-your-program to access the University’s fee tables for international students. Full-time enrolment consists of 16 units per annum or 80 units for the veterinary program.


Resident: 80

Non-Resident (International): 40


VMCAS Participation: non-VMCAS

Accepts International Students? yes


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

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