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University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest

vetThe University of Veterinary Medicine in Hungary is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world.

This European-standard faculty still operates on small scale and it enrolls only a limited number of students each year keeping a familiar atmosphere in the historical campus located in the middle of Budapest. In fact, the Chair of Animal Healing at the Faculty of Medicine was established in 1787 shortly after the foundation of the first veterinary school in the world (in Lyon in 1762). As an independent institution the school earned an international reputation in the first half of the 20th century.

In the 1990's a Field Station and a Large Animal's Clinic was built outside Budapest providing a bigger supply of horses and cattle for the students in the clinical years. Since the foundation of the international programs in 1989 around 2000 international students were enrolled.

“…the University of Veterinary Science can claim a proud position among its European counterparts. Its young graduates need not be afraid of competing with their European colleagues for their knowledge and practical skills.”
This is the conclusion of the 1995 accreditation report by the European Association of Establishments forVeterinary Education.


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Veterinary Sciences

Preparatory course for Veterinary Medicine

Official 2018/2019 brochure and application form of the University of Veterinary Medicine


Entrance Examination Topics

1. Chemical basis of life: Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen
2. Chemical groups, Water, pH, Lipids
3. Carbohydrates
4. Amino acids, Proteins, Biochemical reactions, Enzymes
5. Nucleosides, nucleotides, nucleic acids
6. Discovering the genetic material
7. Flow of genetic information: Genetic code
8. DNA replication
9. Synthesis of RNAs: Transcription
10. Synthesis of Proteins: Translation
11. Cell division: Mitosis
12. Cell division: Meiosis
13. Structure of cells: Nucleus, nucleolus
14. Structure of the cells: Endoplasmatic Reticulum
15. Structure of the cells: Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, vesicles, cell membrane, cell wall, comparison of eu- and prokaryotic cells
16. Strucure of the cells: Mitochondria
17. Oxydative phosphorylation
18. Basics of Immunology
19. Questions related to the structure of the mammalian body, circulation, nervous system and visceral organs etc. may also occur.

1. Matter, atomic theory of matter
2. Periodic table
3. Nomenclature of inorganic compounds
4. Electronic structure of atoms
5. Stochiometry and chemical equations
6. Chemical bounds and intermolecular forces
7. Gaseous state, gas laws
8. Solutions, concentrations
9. Reaction kinetics and chemical equilibria
10. Electrolytic equilibria, acid-base theories
11. Redox reactions
12. Introduction to organic chemistry, alkanes
13. Cycloalkanes, alkenes, dienes and alkynes
14. Aromatic hydrocarbons and alkyl halides
15. Alcohols, phenols and ethers
16. Aldehydes and ketones
17. Carboxylic acids
18. Carboxylic acid derivates (esthers, amides) soaps
19. Amines, heterocyclic compounds (pyrrol and pyridine)
20. Carbohydrates



 Fees and costs 2017/18:

 Application fee 200 EUR

 VET (Year 1-5) 6 780 EUR 4 200 EUR 10 980 EUR

 Exam fee in Budapest

250 EUR

 Registration fee 220 EUR

 Deposit 800 EUR    


Payments should be made to the following bank account:

Account name:
Global International Studies
Account (IBAN) Number: HU34-1030-0002-1068-6937-4882-0011

MKB Bank
H-1056, Váci u. 38. Budapest, Hungary
Swift code: MKKBHUHB

The transfer sheet should include the name of the student as it is written in the passport and
the remarks “Vet.Med”.

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