Veterinary (ISCED 64)
Clinical veterinary medicine (JACS D210)
|Nominal duration||6 years|
|Awards||DVM (Degree in Veterinary Medicine)|
|Tuition fee||€8,800.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Students graduating in Spring must send the application package by the indicated deadline. Upper secondary education documents must be sent as soon as possible, but not later than July, 15. The SAT score has to arrive to the Estonian University of Life Sciences on 26th of June at the latest. Therefore, we can not accept the SAT in Biology taken in June (the scores will arrive too late).
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Candidates are expected to send their paper documents to the higher education institution of their first preference. In case of EMÜ, following postal address is valid:
We do not require special language test results, the SAT taken in English is a reliable proof of candidates’ language skills.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The mandatory admission requirements are:
In total it is possible to collect 100 admission points, of which Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in Biology (M or E) can give up to 80 points and your letter of motivation 20 points. The result of the SAT test in Biology (M or E), is multiplied by 0.1; Letter of motivation (maximum 20 admission points altogether). The results are rounded to the first decimal place.
The letter of motivation may include information on:
Applicants are admitted on the basis of the ranking list. In case of equal scores, applicants whose motivation letter collected more points are given preference.
Please note that the SAT score has to be available for us on the 25th of June at the very latest. Therefore, we can not accept SAT taken in June (the scores arrive too late).
Veterinary Medicine curriculum is intended to enable students to acquire adequate knowledge and sufficient clinical skills and other practical experience, enabling graduates to work successfully in different areas of activity requiring veterinary education – in large and small animal veterinary practice, in government service (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Department, Veterinary and Food Board and State Agency of Medicines), in veterinary institutions of the European Union or in the international veterinary organizations (OIE, FAO), in animal disease diagnostic and food laboratories (Veterinary and Food Laboratory), in companies manufacturing and marketing veterinary medicines and in veterinary research and educational institutions in Estonia or in other countries.
In addition, the graduate can continue their education in doctoral studies or in residency training program to acquire a specialist diploma in certain field of veterinary medicine (Diplomate of European College).
Veterinary medicine curriculum provides also prerequisites for life-long education in the field of veterinary medicine for continued development of professional skills.
1) has theoretical knowledge of the sciences on which the activities of the veterinary surgeon are based;
2) knows the anatomy and physiology of animals, animal husbandry, animal reproduction and hygiene in general, as well as their feeding, including the technology for the manufacturing and preservation of feeds corresponding to animal needs;
3) knows animal behaviour and the field of animal protection;
4) knows the causes, nature, course, effects, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases of animals, whether considered individually or in groups, including a special knowledge of the diseases which may be transmitted to humans;
5) knows the food hygiene and food safety requirements related to the production, manufacturing and marketing of animal foodstuffs or foodstuffs of animal origin intended for human consumption;
6) knows the laws, regulations and administrative provisions related to the field of veterinary medicine;
7) has relevant clinical and other practical experience and skills required for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal diseases;
8) is supporting his/her professional activities with contemporary scientific methods and high ethical principles.