Application information for students applying to the BVetMed Accelerated programme (D102) can be found 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.

It is not possible to transfer to the D102 course programme 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 those applying through VMCAS (see below), must apply for the Accelerated BVetMed programme via UCAS online. The course code for the programme is D102 and the institution code for the RVC is RVET R84.

Deadline: 16 October for the following year’s entry. International students may find the international information on the UCAS website helpful. Applications are welcome from those who wish to defer entry until after a gap year.

Please note: In order to be considered for the 5-year BVetMed programme (D100), you will need to make a separate application specifically to that programme. You are welcome to apply to both versions of the course (D100 and D102) but note this will take up two of your choices on UCAS. You are able to apply to up to four veterinary medicine or science programmes on UCAS.

All UK interviews for this course will be held in December (US interviews to be held in November/December and Asian interviews to be held in December/January). Our interviews are held in person. 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 applying through UCAS and VMCAS must complete the Applicant Supplementary Form. The form will be available in our application portal and applicants will be given access to this, and notified of the need to complete the form, via email on receipt of their application. The form must be submitted independently of, and in addition to, the UCAS/VMCAS application and within five days of your application being received by the RVC. The RVC will not contact applicants reminding them to submit the form before the deadline given.

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.


Students from US/Canadian colleges wishing to apply for the BVetMed Graduate Accelerated programme must apply through the VMCAS application system. The VMCAS deadline is 18 September. See our North American entry requirements for more information.

North American high school students may only apply to the five-year BVetMed programme (D100), the six-year BVetMed with intercalated year (D101) or the five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (D105) through UCAS.

Interviews for North American applicants will be held in November/December. Our interviews are held in person. Please ensure you have informed us of any dates you will be unavailable well in advance.

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