The application process for the BVetMed (D100) programme is outlined below. It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure they fully complete the application process, so make sure you read all the information provided carefully. General guidance on applying for veterinary medicine courses can also be found here

Please note that it is not possible to transfer to the BVetMed course from a degree programme partly completed at another university. Applications will not be considered from students currently on a degree programme unless they are in their final year and applying for graduate entry. No exemption is granted from any course component.


All students, apart from students from US/Canadian colleges (see below) must apply for the BVetMed course via UCAS online. The course code for the programme is D100 and the institution code for the RVC is RVET R84. You may list a total of five courses on the UCAS application form, but only four can be for veterinary medicine programmes (D100, D101 and D102).

Deadline: 15 October for the following year’s entry. International and EU students may find the international information on the UCAS website helpful. Applications are welcome from applicants who wish to defer entry until after a gap year.

Please note: Interviews for D100 will be held throughout December (before Christmas), with the exception of interviews in North America (mid-November) or South-East Asia (early January). If invited, it is often not possible to rearrange an interview for a different date, so applicants must ensure they are available for interview before applying and inform us by email of any specific days within this time period when they are unavailable.

Work experience: Applicant Supplementary Form

All applicants (except VMCAS applicants) must complete the online Applicant Supplementary Form and submit it to the RVC by the UCAS deadline of 15 October. This must be completed via the link; forms will not be sent to candidates.

Repeat applications

In view of the large number and high quality of new candidates coming forward each year, we are normally unable to consider more than one repeat application. If you decide to reapply to the RVC, this will be treated as a new application and will be reviewed independently, without consideration of your first application. As a result, you will need to re-submit any supporting information, irrespective of whether it was previously provided or not. Applicants who re-sit their A Levels and re-apply are required to have achieved at least grades BBC including a grade B in Biology at first sit. Applicants re-sitting other qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for information about minimum grades required at first sit.  


North American high school students may only apply to the five-year BVetMed programme (D100) or the six-year BVetMed with intercalated year (D101) via UCAS as above. 

Students from US/Canadian colleges wishing to apply for the five-year BVetMed programme (D100) must apply through the VMCAS application system; deadline 17 September. Your supplementary form must also be received by the same date. VMCAS applicants will initially be considered for the four year Graduate Accelerated BVetMed programme unless they request otherwise. 

Interviews for North American applicants will be held in mid-November. Please ensure you have informed us of any dates you will be unavailable well in advance.

Admissions calendar for 2020 entry

Date Comments
From early September Applications can be submitted through the UCAS website from early September. Applicant supplementary forms can be submitted through the RVC website from around the same time.

15 October  (18.00 GMT)                                 

Closing date for applications through UCAS and for applicant supplementary forms to reach the RVC.

Mid November

Interviews held at venues in USA for selected North American UCAS or VMCAS applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed at this stage. The interviews will involve different stations and a group exercise. It will be very difficult to re-arrange an interview once invited so you must ensure that you have given us any dates when you would not be available.

9-11 November: Philadelphia, PA

13 November: Fort Worth, TX

16-17 November: Los Angeles, CA 

December Interviews held for selected applicants at our Camden campus. The interviews will involve different stations and a group exercise. It will not be possible to re-arrange an interview once invited so you must ensure that you have given us any dates when you would not be available.
Early January

Interviews held in South-East Asia for selected applicants based in Asia or Oceania not attending our UK interviews. It will not be possible to re-arrange an interview once invited.

10-11 January: Singapore 

January to March Interviewed applicants find out whether or not their application has been successful through UCAS Track (or via email if a VMCAS applicant).
Late spring Accommodation information sent to all applicants who have accepted offers as Firm, or are still to respond.
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