Why choose to study at the RVC?
The RVC has a long history of welcoming international students. Whether you are coming here from Europe, North America or beyond, at the RVC you will find a close and supportive environment. Our friendly staff and students will help you adjust to your new city from the moment you arrive and be there for you until the day you graduate.
The RVC is the oldest veterinary college in the UK, and is at the forefront of innovation, theory and practice in the veterinary field. The College enjoys a prestigious reputation throughout the world, and the expertise of our staff is internationally renowned. As the first veterinary college in the UK to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our graduates benefit from the ability to practice throughout both the UK and the USA, and even further afield.
Our central London location allows students to truly experience the hub of UK life. So many cultures coming together in London make it an exciting and vibrant city in which to live and study. Close to transport links and in the heart of London’s academic community, as an international student at the RVC, you will certainly be able to make the most of your time in the UK.
"The school provides a world class education. The professors make the effort to get to know the students individually. They make time to see students if there is a problem or if a student would just like to talk. There is also the advantage of the university being AVMA accredited, which means there are no extra licensing exams to take"
UPDATE: BMAT requirement for non-EU international students
The RVC no longer requires non-EU international applicants to sit the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) when applying to the Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) programme.
Please note, since we no longer require the BMAT, there is no advantage in taking the examination. We will not be taking test scores into account for international students.
International Scholarships now available
The RVC offers three scholarships for international students entering our BVetMed programme. Each scholarship is to the value of £4,000 p.a. and is based on your performance during the admissions process (taking into account your interview scores, previous academic performance and Grade Point Average and your application as a whole).
For September 2013 entry The RVC will also be offering two scholarships for international students entering our BSc in Bioveterinary Sciences programme. This scholarship is to the value of £3,000 p.a. and is based on your performance during the admissions process your application as a whole.
Decisions for all scholarships will be made once our International admissions process has been completed, and all of our offers have been made. You will be informed if any additional paperwork needs to be submitted.
RVC Guide for International Students
The RVC Guide for International Students is now available. This contains information about entry requirements, our courses, finance, accommodation and more.
The International Experience at the RVC
For all international students who have applied to study at the RVC, or who are considering making an application, this podcast contains valuable information on life at the College and the support services available. Jennifer Yarin, a student from the US talks about her own experiences of coming to the UK and studying at the RVC, while Fiona Nouri, Student Support Manager for the College, discusses the range of support services provided by the RVC and gives essential tips and advice.
- The International Experience at the RVC (Streaming MP3 file)
Explore the RVC
The RVC recently commissioned a serious of 360 images, to provide students with more of an insight into the facilities at our two campuses. To view the panoramic images, click here.
"I have always loved London since I first visited as a kid, but at the same time I wanted to be able to return back to the US to work when I qualified. That is why the RVC was an ideal fit"
Please use the links in the menu to find out more about finance, immigration, working in the UK, life in London and more.
Here are some further helpful links for international students:
- Application process for North American graduate students
- Application process for all other international students
- Visa information
- University of London Student Services
- English language test
IELTS from the British Council
- Living/studying in London
- Other useful websites
- Admissions News
- Advice Centre (Support for Students)
- Fees & Financial Support
- Visit Us
- International Students
- 2014-15 Prospectus
- BSc Bioveterinary Science
- BSc Bioveterinary Science - 4 year course
- Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed)
- BVetMed Graduate Accelerated
- Combined Degree (BSc /BVetMed)
- Veterinary Gateway Programme
- BSc Veterinary Nursing
- Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing
- BSc Comparative Pathology (Intercalated)
- BSc Bioveterinary Science (Intercalated)
Winner of the Times Higher Education 'Most Improved Student Experience' Award 2011