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DVMVeterinary Medicine

Tuition fee PLN 20,000 per semester
Application fee PLN 85 one-time

or 20 euro

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Educating and training veterinary professionals is the main goal of the DVM programme. During the 11-semester period of studies (5,5 years), students develop a strong core of veterinary science knowledge, can follow their own area of interest, and gain a wealth of professional experience through various internships in veterinary clinics, farms, and the food industry entities.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can boast a positive assessment of the European Association of Faculties of Veterinary Medicine (EAEVE), which confirms the highest quality of education at the faculty. This accreditation assures the graduates of the faculty that their professional diploma is recognised in the whole European Union.

It is worth mentioning that the faculty is highly ranked and recognised in Poland and abroad, regularly placed at the top of the most influential Polish higher education rankings. The Polish Accreditation Committee assessed the Veterinary Faculty with the highest A+ grade. Moreover, for several years, the University has been listed in the international Shanghai Ranking among the best universities in the world in the field of Veterinary Science and Chemical Engineering.

The successful graduate obtains a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (PL: lekarz weterynarii). Graduates can work as doctors of veterinary medicine treating farm, companion, and exotic animals. During the 5,5 year programme, the student has a chance to explore all different areas of veterinary medicine and different animal species. After developing a strong core of veterinary science knowledge, students can follow their own area of interest via species oriented training, clinical internships, exchange programmes or elective subjects.

Meet our international students!

Are you interested in how the life of a vet student looks? Do you wonder if studying abroad is for you? Our veterinary medicine international students talk about their experience and accomplishments on the way to fulfilling their dreams of becoming a veterinarian.

All the podcast episodes may be found on our YouTube channel.

Programme structure

The veterinary medicine programme comprises general and basic subject groups, followed by the subclinical subjects. The theoretical knowledge in the field of veterinary science during the first four years of study provides a basis for practical training and internships in the final years of study.

All students have a chance to gain a wealth of professional experience during various practical classes, laboratories and 560 hours of internships in clinics (2 months), farms (2 weeks), food production and food safety entities (2 weeks). The students will have a chance to practise in 4 university clinics (Clinic of Surgery, Clinic of Diseases of Horses, Dogs and Cats, Clinic of Birds and Exotic Animals, Clinic or Farm Animals), outbound animal breeding centres and farms.

During the study programme, students are asked to do 12 weeks of obligatory internships. Most of them you may do wherever you want to! If you have a favourite veterinary clinic in your country, you are allowed to do university internships there. There are some practical training courses for veterinarians available within the Erasmus+ or IVSA programme. As a young professional, you may choose from many international programmes offering hands-on practical training all over the world (e.g. national parks in Africa, zoological gardens in Europe, etc.). Those training courses are available for more advanced students of the 4-5th year. Students are allowed to get involved as volunteers at the university clinics, animal shelters, Horse Racecourse or NGOs in Wrocław.

Study curriculum available HERE

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, there are many ways to pursue a rewarding professional career in veterinary hospitals, clinics, inspection stations, research centres, pharmaceutical or food production companies, and many more.
Professional specialization and academic work can be continued during PhD studies at the UPWr International Doctoral School, postgraduate studies and specialization courses for veterinarians.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2023
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2023