University Faculty of Veterinary Science
One of the oldest and most respected Veterinary
Schools in the world
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.
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 and mid-year
entry, please contact Julia Barta.
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
To find out more about living in Budapest, please
visit the city’s website.