Graduate Entry Pathways - Veterinary Medicine

UCD offers places for graduates in Biological/Biomedical/Animal Science in the four-year MVB course.

This course is designed to build on the existing knowledge of graduates in biological disciplines to allow them to complete their professional studies in veterinary medicine over a four-year period.

A small number of places for graduates of other disciplines is available in the 5 year course.

Am I eligible?

For the four-year graduate entry course (DN301) you are eligible if you:

For the five-year graduate entry course (DN300) you are eligible if you:

Note: if you are a non-EU applicant, please consult the International Office, as separate application procedures apply to you..

How do I apply?

There are three separate elements to the application process which must be completed:

1) Application to CAO

You must apply online via the Central Applications Office* course code DN300 (five-year course) or DN301 (four-year course). The CAO closing date is 5.15pm, 1 February prior to entry.If you are unsure as to your eligibility you should contact the MVB Programme Office:

Telephone: 01 716 6245


2) Supporting documents

The signed and completed UCD Supplementary Application form and related documents must also be returned to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February prior to entry.

Copies of Official transcript(s) of your degree(s) are required for assessment purposes and must also be submitted to CAO by 1 February.
Exception: Transcripts for 2019 degrees only will be accepted if received by CAO no later than 4 July 2019. Documents received after this cannot be considered..

N.B. Should you be successful in the assessment of your application, you will be required to submit an Official transcript(s) to UCD for verification before the offer will be made official.

3) Application to GAMSAT

You will need to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) if you intend to apply for entry to Veterinary Medicine via the graduate-entry pathway. GAMSAT is a professionally designed and marked selection test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for medical schools offering graduate-entry courses that are open to graduates of any discipline.

Registration is by online enrolment with GAMSAT and the closing date is 2 February prior to entry. The test will be held on 23 March 2019.

ACER, the graduate-entry schools or the admissions authorities do NOT recommend or endorse any particular texts or preparation courses. Nor do they support any commercially available preparation courses or have any association with commercial courses.

Please note

The onus lies with you, the applicant, to make sure that all steps of the application procedure are completed within the relevant deadlines. Late applications will not be considered. Both DN300 and DN301 are restricted application courses.

Deferral is not permitted for graduate entry DN301. So please make sure that you apply in the year in which you intend to start.

Offers will be made in CAO Round 0 which issues in early August.

Further information:

Information on the GAMSAT selection test, including registration and exam dates:GAMSAT website.

Details on the Graduate Entry Programme please visit the School of Veterinary Medicine.

General regulations for all applicants.

What are the fees?

Graduate entry programmes are not part of the “Free Tuition” scheme. Please see the fees page for full information about fees for this programme. These are level 8 undergraduate degrees, so the undergraduate fees rules apply.

Please note:

* Non-EU applicants apply via 
 If you are unsure if you are EU or Non-EU please see     

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university