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Admissions requirements for applicants from outside the U.S.
At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, we give serious consideration to all international vet school candidates showing the potential to succeed in our veterinary medicine curriculum. That goes for our staff too, as we offer a diverse faculty hailing from all over the globe there to assist you with the transition.
Our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) representing the highest levels of achievement for veterinary medicine education recognized in the United States.
WHERE YOU WILL STUDY
- St. Kitts Campus— Semesters 1–7
Students complete the seven-semester preclinical curriculum comprised of classroom learning and early hands-on animal interaction on our St. Kitts campus.
- AVMA-Accredited Clinical Affiliate— Semesters 8–10
The successful completion of the preclinical curriculum is followed by a three-semester (45 weeks) clinical year at one of our 30 AVMA-accredited affiliate veterinary schools. During this time, you will participate with your affiliate school’s students in rotations, while remaining enrolled and graduating from Ross Vet.
International Veterinary School Requirements
International students are encouraged to apply. Our admissions committee takes a holistic view of the admissions process, reviewing not just grades and test scores, but so much more: your experience with animals and exposure to animal medicine, personal character, interpersonal skills, motivation, and passion for the profession. We look at:
- Grades from coursework
- GRE Score
- Personal statement
- Personal interview (might be virtual)
Recommended Prerequisite Coursework
Applicants will be evaluated based on grades achieved during their coursework and will be expected to have undertaken general university-level science training after Year 13 of the school program.
Applicants who have completed a BSc must have achieved at least an upper second-class honors (2:1).
Applicants possessing A-Level or similar courses should achieve the following PLUS complete at least one year of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved:
- Three A levels ABB-BBB, including Biology and Chemistry at A level and one other A level approved for a veterinary degree
- If Physics and Math have not been taken at A level, the candidate must have good passes in Physics and Math at GCSE level
Applicants should achieve the following in Year 12 PLUS have completed at least two years of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved OR BB at Advanced Higher in Chemistry and Biology plus one year of an appropriate science program at the university level, with good grades achieved:
- Five Highers AABBB/C
- Must have Chemistry and two of Biology, Math, Physics, plus two other subjects
- Must have good standard grade passes in each of Biology, Math and Physics
Applicants should achieve the following PLUS complete at least one year of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved:
- Minimum 32-36 points
- Must include higher level in Chemistry, Biology, and either Math or Physics
- If Physics does not form part of the IB diploma, candidates must possess GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject
You are required to submit GRE scores as part of your application. The committee will use the scores to assist in the admissions decision. If you took the test more than one time you must submit all the results prior to enrollment.
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541
Our code number is #2639
If English is not your primary language or if you did not complete your undergraduate degree at a postsecondary institution where courses were taught in English, you must submit your official record of scores for one of the following:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT: 25 Listening, 22 Writing, 22 Speaking, and 23 Reading
- IGCSE English (First language): Grade B
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 67
- Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185
Additional Application Requirements
Your personal statement gives us an idea of your skills, achievements and motivation, which are important factors in assessing your application. It should refer to practical work experience in veterinary settings—including research. We recognize that such opportunities may not be available to all candidates.
Two official letters of reference: either from two faculty members from your first degree, acquainted with your academic ability; or one from a faculty member, and one from a veterinarian or other professional acquainted with your veterinary or research experience. All letters must be on proper letterhead with contact information included and sent directly from the referee to our Office of Admissions.
International veterinary school students not from the US or Canada must submit a WES evaluation with your application package.
If your credentials are judged to be indicative of the potential for successful completion of the curriculum, you will be invited for interview, generally within two to four weeks after initial application materials have been received. Your interview helps us assess overall personal and academic background, maturity, adaptability, character, aptitude, and most importantly, your motivation to become a veterinarian. Interviews may be conducted virtually.
Articulation Agreement for Undergraduates
Ross Vet believes in building strong relationships with select colleges and universities, with the purpose of helping eligible students move seamlessly from their undergraduate studies to veterinary school. We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion opportunities across the veterinary professions and offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine.
When choosing the best international vet school for you, consider Ross Vet to begin your career journey from an international vet school with an AVMA accredited DVM degree program.
Policy on Non-Discrimination
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or age in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. It is the policy and practice of the University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as applicable and practical in St. Kitts. No qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services, programs, or activities of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.