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How to Apply to Ross’ PhD by Research program

Ready to take your professional education to the next level? Apply today and your passion for research and discovery could lead you to a world of possibilities.

The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Postgraduate Admissions Committee reviews PhD by Research applications throughout the year, accepting students for each January start.

Apply Now for PHD by Research

Have questions? Contact the postgraduate admissions team at postgrad@rossvet.edu.kn.

Applicants may approach prospective supervisors to discuss their research aspirations and interests.

What happens next?

Applications are by invitation and will be reviewed in-line with our entry requirements and research expertise. If shortlisted on the basis of their application and supporting documentation, applicants will be asked to attend an interview by Skype™ or video-conference. Appointed candidates will then be issued a letter of offer which sets out the conditions of their degree and a mutually agreeable start date will be arranged. Offers must be accepted to finalize enrollment.

RUSVM will assist students pre-arrival with onboarding such as visa requirements and accommodations. Students should not make visa or travel arrangements until they have been contacted by a Ross Vet representative.


Since we operate under rolling admissions, there are no application deadlines. We continue to accept applications leading up to each start term.


Along with your other materials, the admissions committee will consider your cumulative GPA, GPA in pre-requisite coursework, and the competitiveness of your prior institutions and the curriculum when making their decision.

You should attach your transcripts to your online application or mail them directly to the admissions office addressed below:

 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Admissions
630 US Highway 1 
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
or email postgrad@rossvet.edu.kn.


If your application is incomplete, or your qualifications are not acceptable, you will be notified by an admissions representative. The Postgraduate Admissions Committee's decision will be sent in a letter as soon as possible. There are two decision possibilities:

  • Acceptance
  • Denial


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. Ross is committed to ensuring that qualified students with disabilities are afforded reasonable accommodations. No qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services, programs, or activities of Ross.


Accommodations for students with disabilities are available. Students with special requirements are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services at RUSVMAccommodationsCoordinator@rossvet.edu.kn or fax inquiries to: (877) 472-4940 as far in advance of starting classes as possible to arrange for a consultation.

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