Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Semmelweis University
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Semmelweis University offers the degree program of veterinary medicine in German and English. The German-language degree program was established in 1989, the English-language program in 1992. Approx. 120 students are studying veterinary medicine in the respective degree program. All in all, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has 1,000 students.
At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Semmelweis University, the German program is limited to the preclinical years, the first four semesters. After that, studies can be continued in Germany or at this faculty in English or Hungarian. A transfer to any university, at least within the EU, is possible at any time. You will get the certificates for all your passed courses and exams. Nevertheless, we only recommend the Germany program if you are fluent in German, otherwise you should initially apply for the English program, which you can fully complete at this faculty within 5,5 years. The English program parallels the standard curriculum found in most European veterinary medicine programs.
At the end of studies, after the veterinary medicine final exam, the graduate will obtain the title „Dr. vet. med. “. With this degree program, the standard European prerequisites of getting the license to practice as a veterinarian are fulfilled.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Semmelweis University has a field station, which contains an Experimental Institute for Biotechnology, a living gene bank with preserved genes of old Hungarian breeds of farm animals, horse stables with a riding school, hippodrome and a large animal clinic, which was opened in 2001. In this animal clinic, the students will learn to work with the animals. A shuttle service to the approx. 10 kilometers between Budapest and the field station is offered by the university regularly. Another smaller, but technically up-to-date animal clinic was opened in 2006.