Begin your veterinary university education or transfer from another university to get your Veterinary Degree in Budapest, Hungary

Why choose us?
  • Over 230 years of tradition in veterinary education.
  • More than 30 years of experience with teaching international students.
  • A truly international veterinary university – students from 50 countries (67% international students, 33% Hungarian students).
  • European degree – EAEVE accreditation: the degree received at UVMB is accepted automatically by the member countries of the European Union and in several other countries of the world.
University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest
is committed to attract talented vet students from all around the world. We are traditionally in the forefront of education, providing world-class education and a lifelong career.

University fees

Before the entrance examination:
  • Application fee: 200 EUR
  • Exam fee: 250 EUR
After the entrance examination:
  • Registration fee: 220 EUR
  • Tuition fee: 7,700 EUR (first semester) + 4,780 EUR (second semester) = 12,480 EUR (total/year) (The deposit of 800 EUR is payable two weeks after acceptance. It is part of the first semester’s tuition fee and is non-refundable.)
The bank account of the recruitment service provider of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest:
Account name: Global International Studies AG.
Account (IBAN) Number EUR: HU34 10300002 10686937 48820011
Bank Name: MKB Bank
Bank Address: H-1056 Vaci u. 38. Budapest, Hungary
Swift code: MKKBHUHB

Application and Admission

General Requirements

The University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest seeks students with appropriate academic qualifications, good command of English, and strong motivation to study and practice veterinary medicine. There is an entrance examination that students need to pass in order to be admitted. The entrance examination aims to test (in oral and written form, online or personal) competency in the English language, also in relation to the academic subjects, which are Biology and Chemistry.

Students who wish to apply to the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship need to apply through apply.univet.hu/application between December and January each year.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from 1st January until 30th June (in cases of vacancies later). Documents need to be uploaded to apply.univet.hu/application. Your local representative may assist you at any steps (for the list of representatives please click here) or in case you do not have one, you should directly upload your documents.

Applications are considered to be complete only if the following two criteria are fulfilled:
  • Application form completed and documents are uploaded
  • Application fee (EUR 200) is paid either to the local representative or through the online application system.


The University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest often described as “Little Paris of Middle Europe” is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world!

This European-standard university still operates on small scale and it enrolls only a limited number of students each year preserving high academic values while maintaining a family atmosphere in the historical campus located in the middle of Budapest. The predecessor of the current university was established in 1787 as Chair of Animal Healing at the Faculty of Medicine of the Budapest University shortly after the foundation of the first veterinary school in the world (in Lyon in 1762). After a number of transitional statuses, the institution has finally been given an independent university rank and earned an outstanding international reputation.

In the 1990's a Field Station and Large Animal's Clinic was built outside Budapest providing a bigger supply of horses and cattle for the students in the clinical years. Since the foundation of the international programs in 1989 around 2500 international students were enrolled.

The university is accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (E.A.E.V.E.) and the diploma of the university is accepted in all EU countries and several other countries as well.

Transfer from other Universities

Applicants who have already graduated or completed a section of the curriculum at another University in any field of science might be admitted on the bases of their previous education and can receive exemptions or credit transfers. These transfer students might have the option of being exempt from the entrance exam or even allowed to be exempt from some / many subjects during their studies at our university.

Please upload your University Transcript (with grades) or your degree/diploma along with the other required documents for evaluation by the University Admission Board.

All exemptions are subject to the approval of the University Admission Board.

Documents to be submitted

  • Secondary school leaving certificate
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical certificate
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  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)
  • Motivation letter
If you do not have any one of those documents for any reason please tell us of this reason and also when you think you can obtain them. For example: you have not yet received your leaving certificate as you have not yet finished your high school studies. Please tell us when do you expect to receive this document. Email us at: info@vethungary.com

Entrance Examination

The examination will test competency in English in general and also in relation to academic subjects like Biology and Chemistry. The exam consists of written and oral elements. For further details please consult with our website.

Exemption from entrance exam can be obtained for
  • Transfer students from universities in similar fields of studies
  • French veterinary schools (“Classe Preparatoire BCPST”) attendance
All exemptions are subject to the decision of the University Admission Board.