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University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Hungary, Budapest    See a map
István u. 2, 1078

Brief history of the UVMB:

  • One of the oldest veterinary universities in the world (founded in 1787).
  • The only veterinary school in Hungary.
  • As an independent institution the school earned an international reputation in the first half of the 20th century.
  • 28 years of experience with teaching international students.
  • In 2013 UVMB received the Research Faculty title for its outstanding scientific achievements.


Main features:

  • English language speaking environment: the most international veterinary campus in Europe – 65% of students come from foreign countries.
  • European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (E.A.E.V.E.) accreditation since 1995. This means that the degree received at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest is accepted automatically by the member countries of the European Union and in several other countries of the world.
  • Out of the 97 veterinary universities in Europe, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest was the 7th that received the European accreditation.
  • The preparation for the American Veterinary Medical Association (A.V.M.A.)
    accreditation is in progress. Until the AVMA accreditation is not obtained graduates are entitled for residency and to practice in North America after the completion of a board exam in Canada and in the US.
  • Thorough theoretical foundation of studies, followed by a practical training on how to treat and cure animals.
  • Centrally located campus, easily accessible by public transport.
  • The program takes 5.5 years, parallel to the standard curriculum found in most European veterinary programs.
  • On the campus beautiful old buildings and a green park make students feel welcome and at home.
  • Small, friendly campus (all together approximately 1200-1300 students) – students and teachers easily get to know each other.
  • In 2006 a new up-to-date Small Animal Clinic was opened to provide students, staff and clients with 21st-century facilities for diagnostics and treatment.
  • The 11th (practical) semester includes practical work at the University Clinics and university-associated institutions.
  • The Large Animal Clinic opened in Summer 2001. It is also used for practical training.
  • The diploma students get here ensures outstanding career prospects, a respected, well paid and acknowledged profession.
  • After 5.5 years of studies, students receive the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma.


Career opportunities:

  • Small and Large Animal Clinics
  • State Office of Veterinary Hygiene
  • Public Health
  • Farms
  • Zoo
  • Exotic animals


Services provided by the university:

  • students get all the necessary help and support to settle down, get adjusted to their new life and become successful in their studies
  • help with residence permit and visa issues
  • colorful student life and international student association
  • student events organized by the University and by students to help shape the community
  • canteen available on campus
  • mental health counseling
  • study rooms
  • the Veterinary Science Library, Archives and Museum has a rich collection and the museum of veterinary history is particularly valuable
  • the library is a modern information center with current journals and books in veterinary science and biology in printed or electronic format, an online catalogue, a digital library, large international databases
  • a computer room, printing, copying facilities and free WiFi
  • cafeteria is available on campus
  • 1 year preparatory program for students who do not feel prepared for university studies
  • gym is available on campus
  • Small and Large Animal Clinics (where students can practice)
  • skills lab available for students to improve their techniques
  • Hungarian student ID card – enables students to use many discounts (public transport, entry tickets etc.)
  • the University operates a shuttle-service between the Campus and the Field Station

Testimonials:

“I think all of the teachers were knowledgeable and approachable but I would like to highlight my lab teacher who is a wonderful lecturer. Her presentations and lectures were excellent in terms of being interesting and informative.”

“Very interesting and relevant subjects! Good teachers, good spoken English.”

“The professors in the departments are so nice and friendly. There are no problems there whatsoever.”

“The booklet for the practicals are very well written. It describes the tasks thoroughly and provides the necessary information for a successful practical. The tasks performed during the practicals
is also very educational as they are relevant to future studies.”

“The practical teachers are very nice and helpful during experiments and make the labs fun and interesting. For a student that has a very hard time with orals the teachers are very helpful in the sense that they give you opportunity to think, answer, rethink your answer and practice your oral skills. This is extremely valuable especially when you’re not a native English speaker and has little experience of oral examinations. They give you a chance to practice and improve yourself.”

“Most of the departments are great, well organized and clear about everything. Very approachable.”

Brief history of the UVMB:

  • One of the oldest veterinary universities in the world (founded in 1787).
  • The only veterinary school in Hungary.
  • As an independent institution the school earned an international reputation in the first half of the 20th century.
  • 28 years of experience with teaching international students.
  • In 2013 UVMB received the Research Faculty title for its outstanding scientific achievements.


Main features:

  • English language speaking environment: the most international veterinary campus in Europe – 65% of students come from foreign countries.
  • European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (E.A.E.V.E.) accreditation since 1995. This means that the degree received at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest is accepted automatically by the member countries of the European Union and in several other countries of the world.
  • Out of the 97 veterinary universities in Europe, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest was the 7th that received the European accreditation.
  • The preparation for the American Veterinary Medical Association (A.V.M.A.)
    accreditation is in progress. Until the AVMA accreditation is not obtained graduates are entitled for residency and to practice in North America after the completion of a board exam in Canada and in the US.
  • Thorough theoretical foundation of studies, followed by a practical training on how to treat and cure animals.
  • Centrally located campus, easily accessible by public transport.
  • The program takes 5.5 years, parallel to the standard curriculum found in most European veterinary programs.
  • On the campus beautiful old buildings and a green park make students feel welcome and at home.
  • Small, friendly campus (all together approximately 1200-1300 students) – students and teachers easily get to know each other.
  • In 2006 a new up-to-date Small Animal Clinic was opened to provide students, staff and clients with 21st-century facilities for diagnostics and treatment.
  • The 11th (practical) semester includes practical work at the University Clinics and university-associated institutions.
  • The Large Animal Clinic opened in Summer 2001. It is also used for practical training.
  • The diploma students get here ensures outstanding career prospects, a respected, well paid and acknowledged profession.
  • After 5.5 years of studies, students receive the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma.


Career opportunities:

  • Small and Large Animal Clinics
  • State Office of Veterinary Hygiene
  • Public Health
  • Farms
  • Zoo
  • Exotic animals


Services provided by the university:

  • students get all the necessary help and support to settle down, get adjusted to their new life and become successful in their studies
  • help with residence permit and visa issues
  • colorful student life and international student association
  • student events organized by the University and by students to help shape the community
  • canteen available on campus
  • mental health counseling
  • study rooms
  • the Veterinary Science Library, Archives and Museum has a rich collection and the museum of veterinary history is particularly valuable
  • the library is a modern information center with current journals and books in veterinary science and biology in printed or electronic format, an online catalogue, a digital library, large international databases
  • a computer room, printing, copying facilities and free WiFi
  • cafeteria is available on campus
  • 1 year preparatory program for students who do not feel prepared for university studies
  • gym is available on campus
  • Small and Large Animal Clinics (where students can practice)
  • skills lab available for students to improve their techniques
  • Hungarian student ID card – enables students to use many discounts (public transport, entry tickets etc.)
  • the University operates a shuttle-service between the Campus and the Field Station

Testimonials:

“I think all of the teachers were knowledgeable and approachable but I would like to highlight my lab teacher who is a wonderful lecturer. Her presentations and lectures were excellent in terms of being interesting and informative.”

“Very interesting and relevant subjects! Good teachers, good spoken English.”

“The professors in the departments are so nice and friendly. There are no problems there whatsoever.”

“The booklet for the practicals are very well written. It describes the tasks thoroughly and provides the necessary information for a successful practical. The tasks performed during the practicals
is also very educational as they are relevant to future studies.”

“The practical teachers are very nice and helpful during experiments and make the labs fun and interesting. For a student that has a very hard time with orals the teachers are very helpful in the sense that they give you opportunity to think, answer, rethink your answer and practice your oral skills. This is extremely valuable especially when you’re not a native English speaker and has little experience of oral examinations. They give you a chance to practice and improve yourself.”

“Most of the departments are great, well organized and clear about everything. Very approachable.”

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