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Pathway Programs

The Pathway Programs offers eligible students from partner universities and colleges a clear educational path into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM). The Program is designed to advance the educational opportunities of eligible students by offering them direct admission opportunities when applying to RUSVM, provided they meet the eligibility criteria as outlined from the partner intuitions.


Veterinary medicine encompasses many areas of scholarship—from basic science to applied clinical medicine and surgery. It includes training in One Health, which studies the relationships between human, domestic animal, wildlife and environmental health.  A degree can lead to a variety of career opportunities—transportable to any country in the world—including all aspects of food production, safety and security, biomedical and veterinary research, the animal health industry, government service, wildlife and conservation medicine, and private and public practice.

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

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SINGAPORE | SOUTH AFRICA

SINGAPORE

In Singapore, RUSVM has three partner institutions offering Pathway Programs including two Diploma programs focused in veterinary medicine and a Bachelor of Science program.  Students from these three programs must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined by each school in order to apply for direct admission.

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

    Current and former (graduated within the past 3 years) students of NTU are given priority consideration when applying to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM program upon meeting the following qualifications:

    • Completed the B.Sc. in Biological Sciences program and obtained a second upper class honour or above are guaranteed admission into Semester 1
    • No failing grade in any course
    • Received a strong letter of recommendation from the Institution’s Program Manager or their designee
    • Application fees shall be waived, except where prohibited by law
    • RUSVM will defer admission for eligible students required to serve in the Singapore National Service for up to 2 years

  • ABOUT

    About NTU School of Biological Sciences

    Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.  The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from 80 countries, the university's 4,300-strong faculty and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

     

    The School of Biological Sciences was established in July 2001. In May 2004, the school moved to a purpose-built facility on the NTU campus with 30,000 m2 of total floor space, containing 60 research laboratories, core instrumentation facilities and an adjoining two storey animal house.

     

    The building also has state-of-the-art classrooms, computer suites and teaching laboratories equipped with the latest facilities and high-speed wireless internet access throughout. Our curriculum is intellectually rigorous and combines detailed study of the basic fundamentals whilst, at the same time, covering the most importance advances in cutting-edge research areas.

     

    The School of Biological Sciences aims to provide students with a high quality university education and training in the life sciences. Graduates from the undergraduate B.Sc.(Honours) course as well as from the graduate research programmes are expected to fill the rapidly increasing demand for a talent pool of high-quality workforce and researchers for the life sciences industry. Learn More About the Nanyang Technological University Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Program.

  • PROGRAM CONTACT

    Dr. Peter Preiser

    prpreiser@ntu.edu.sg

    +65 6316 2822

NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC


VETERINARY BIOSCIENCES PROGRAM

  • Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

    Current and former (graduated within the past 3 years) students of Ngee Ann Polytechnic are given priority consideration when applying to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM program upon meeting the following qualifications:

    • Completed the Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience program with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
    • Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher will be guaranteed admission to Semester 1
    • Overall GPA of 3.0-3.19 will be guaranteed admission into the VetPrep Program
    • No F or D grade in any module
    • Received a strong letter of recommendation from the Institution’s Course Manager or their designee
    • Application fees shall be waived, except where prohibited by law
    • RUSVM will defer admission for eligible students required to serve in the Singapore National Service for up to 2 years

  • ABOUT

    About NP Veterinary Biosciences Program

    Inaugurated in 1963 as Ngee Ann College with only 116 students, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) has grown from its humble beginnings to establish itself as one of Singapore's leading institutions of higher learning. Today, the polytechnic has a full-time enrolment of more than 16,000 students with 49 full-time courses and nine academic schools.

     

    The School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology’s Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience will teach students how to care for, handle and manage various animals, ranging from laboratory animals to pets. Students learn about the maintenance and wellbeing of animals through modules such as Animal Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Nutrition and Animal Welfare, Behaviour & Handling. Modules such as Wildlife Conservation & Biodiversity provide students an understanding of animals in their natural habitats. The program also covers the clinical diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases, including modules such as Veterinary Immunology. Students are trained to assist veterinarians in a clinical setting, as well as learn about the importance of animal models in the search for new drugs and vaccines. This course also gives students a head start in a career in biomedical research. In the final year, students complete a research project and undertake a four-month internship either locally or abroad, attached to research laboratories, veterinary clinics or animal theme parks. Opportunities for these internships are also available at RUSVM. Learn More About the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Diploma in Veterinary Biosciences.

  • PROGRAM CONTACT

    Dr. Sara Zaman

    zas@np.edu.sg

    +65 6460 6238

TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC


VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

  • Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

    Current and former (graduated within the past 3 years) students of TP are given priority consideration when applying to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM program upon meeting the following qualifications:

    • Completed the Diploma in Veterinary Technology program
    • Overall GPA of 3.4 or higher will be guaranteed admission to Semester 1
    • Overall GPA of 3.0-3.39 will be guaranteed admission into the VetPrep Program
    • No F or D grade in any module
    • Received a strong letter of recommendation from the Institution’s Course Manager or their designee
    • Application fees shall be waived, except where prohibited by law
    • RUSVM will defer admission for eligible students required to serve in the Singapore National Service for up to 2 years

  • ABOUT

    About TP's Diploma in Veterinary Technology

    Situated in Tampines next to the idyllic Bedok Reservoir, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a leading institution of higher learning in Singapore. Established in April 1990, TP has since gained a reputation for being the most vibrant polytechnic around.

    The TP School of Applied Science’s Diploma in Veterinary Technology is the only course that focuses on industry-oriented practical training in veterinary and aquaculture science. Students have an opportunity to delve deeply into investigative and applied research in either bioconservation, aquaculture or veterinary science. With fully equipped animal and aquaculture facilities, fish farm as well as an on-site veterinary clinic, students receive up-to-date applied training to stay current and meet the manpower demand in the veterinary, aquaculture, biomedical research and pet industries. All students will complete clinical training at the veterinary clinic in addition to the on-site applied and experiential learning at the industry workplace as part of the internship programme for at least 6 months. Students will also be able to take on non-diploma core modules such as entrepreneurship, innovation, problem solving, design, foreign language or business fundamentals as part of the holistic training programme. Learn More About the Temasek Polytechnic Diploma in Veterinary Technology.

  • PROGRAM CONTACT

    Dr. Diana Chan Pek Sian

    peksian@tp.edu.sg

    +65 6788 2000

 

SOUTH AFRICA

RUSVM has partnered with Stellenbosch University to offer a Pathway Program for students in the School of Biological Sciences' Agriculture degree program. Students from the must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined in order to apply for direct admission.

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

    Current and former (graduated within the past 3 years) students of Stellenbosch University are given priority consideration when applying to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM program upon meeting the following qualifications:

    • Ranked in the top 25% of the class and meeting one of the following:
    • Completed the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture OR completed three academic semesters of one of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
    • No failing grade in any course
    • Received a strong letter of recommendation from the Institution’s Course Manager or their designee
    • Application fees shall be waived, except where prohibited by law

  • ABOUT

    About Stellenbosch University Faculty of AgriSciences

    The history of Stellenbosch University (SU) dates back as far as the 17th century, when regular school education was initiated in 1685 in the town of Stellenbosch. When SU was officially established in 1918, Agriculture was one of the first four faculties established, and since its establishment, made an immense contribution to agricultural education and research in South Africa. 

     

    The Faculty of AgriSciences is recognized as a consultant by agricultural and forestry industries. Students enrolled in the Faculty's under- and postgraduate programs are expertly trained to become leaders and managers in the various sectors of related industries. In 2006 the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry merged to become the Faculty of AgriSciences, as it is known today.  The Faculty, which consists of 11 departments, boasts more than 1270 undergraduate and 460 postgraduate students.  Learn more about Stellenbosch University Faculty of AgriSciences.

  • PROGRAM CONTACT

    Dr. Kennedy Dzama

    kdzama@sun.ac.za

    +27 21 808 4740

Important Dates

Events & Deadlines
May 25 Webinar: Preparing for VMCAS
June 03 Toronto Information Seminar
August 10 Summer Transition Ceremony