Veterinary Medicine in English - interview

The application process to Veterinary Medicine in English involves two basic parts, which are: 

1. Passing advanced subjects (biology and chemistry) with at least 60/200 points (up to 100 points for each subject) and 

2. Passing the online interview with at least 60/100 points. 

You will also need an English language certificate as specified in "Admission Step by Step."

How does it work?

Part 1. Subject results – biology and chemistry

You must eventually present results in both application subjects, which are advanced biology and chemistry. At least one of those subjects must be passed by taking it as part of final high school exams, or by taking an SAT Subject Test (Chemistry or Biology M), or by taking BMAT. The second subject can be taken as part of the UPWr online interview if needed. 

Your result in each subject is recalculated to fit a scale from 0 to 100 points. You need to score at least 60/200 points for both subject results combined.

Part 2. The interview

Every applicant needs to participate in an online interview, divided into four parts: scientific English, knowledge in biology, knowledge in chemistry, predispositions to the veterinary profession. Each part is scored separately on a scale from 0 to 25 points, with the maximum total score for the interview being 100 points. You need to score at least 60/100 points to pass the interview.

If you already have results in both subjects or expect to receive them in both subjects, you only take the basic form of the interview, which consists of the four parts mentioned above. First you will be able to talk about your experience and motivation to become a vet, and then you will be asked to answer a few (usually three) questions in each subject (biology and chemistry). Your scientific English is judged throughout the whole interview. 

If you need to pass a missing subject, your interview follows the same pattern, with the exception that the part corresponding to that subject is broader and more in depth to let you truly demonstrate your knowledge. That means you will be asked the usual 3 questions in one subject and 5-6 questions in the missing subject. The rest of the interview (scientific English and predispositions) remains the same. The part in the missing subject is graded as usual and is included in the total score for the interview, but apart from that it is also multiplied by 4 to contribute to the overall score for subject results.

What should I do?

Please follow the usual steps from Admission Step by Step. After you upload your documents and fill in your application in the system, click Submit. The Admissions Office will review your application, determine the scope of the interview (regular vs missing subject) and schedule the online meeting for you. You will also be issued an invoice for the application fee (20 EUR), which must be paid before the interview. After you pass the interview, achieve satisfying final high school results, and prove your English language skills as per Admission Step by Step, you can be admitted to the program as soon as you pay your fees and submit your documents (in person or by post). Please notice that successful applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, so it is best not to wait until the last moment. However, please be aware that if you decide to withdraw your payment after it has already been made, the refund procedure requires a lot of administrative work and can take a few months. If you need help or advice at any stage of the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office to discuss your options and possible solutions.

Interview - FAQs

  • Is it difficult? 
It's not meant to be a very taxing exam, we believe your high school finals were already stressful enough. The main objective of the interview is to let you and our faculty get together and give you both the opportunity to make sure you are a good fit for each other. You will be asked some questions in biology and chemistry, but what also counts is your dedication and passion for veterinary medicine.

  • How long can I expect my interview to take?
Typically about 20-30 minutes. You will be asked a few questions in biology and in chemistry (typically 3 questions in each for the standard interview, or 3 questions in one subject and 5-6 questions in your missing subject), and you will also be able to talk more about your motivation to become a vet, your experience with animals to date, and the expectations you have for the profession. If you have any questions for the faculty staff, of course you are welcome to ask them as well. 

  • What topics are covered?
The list of topics is available HERE