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Admission Requirements

Applications accepted throughout the year—open enrollment

Admission is open to students with a professional veterinary or medical qualification, bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in the biological sciences. Based on the research content of the applicant’s professional qualification or first degree, a Masters degree may be required. Additionally, students may be required to enroll in a Masters of Science by Research degree program for a probationary period before converting to the PhD degree program. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their educational performance to date and their ability to demonstrate a sustained interest in research.

Due to the importance of written and spoken skills to successfully undertake this degree program, a high-level of English proficiency is required and applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of proficiency through test scores and/or education/professional experience in the medium of English.

English Competency

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 will be requested to provide Ross with your official record of scores for one of the following:

  •  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT – minimum acceptable score is 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test
  • 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


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

You may send your transcripts before or after submitting your application, but we must receive them before your application can be considered complete. Please send all materials to:

 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Admissions
630 US Highway 1 
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Admissions Events Dates

Meet Ross Vet
June 22 Meet Ross Vet In Toronto
June 27 Webinar: Application and Admissions Process for Canadian Students