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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Potential applicants should first make informal contact with members of the VetMD Committee to discuss their suitability prior to submitting a formal application.  Approval for registration is strongly advised before embarking upon a body of work to ensure it is appropriate for the degree. 

Having obtained approval of the VetMD Committee applicants would need to submit a formal online application.

Selection Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants should expect to hear whether they have been successful within twelve weeks following the submission of their completed application and required supporting documents.

All eligible applicants will be considered by the Vet MD committee which meets termly or as required.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Statement of Interest (M)
  • Research proposal (M)
    Please upload a summary of the proposed subject of study or research, including the following: A plan of the work to be undertaken and an account of the methods to be used. The place and time where the work is to be carried out. The method of financing the work. The name of suitably qualified University staff member who is proposed as supervisor.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.


How to Find a Supervisor

Approval for registration is also strongly advised before embarking upon a body of work to ensure it is appropriate for the degree.  Informal inquires can be made to Fiona Roby, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES. Tel. 01223-760544, E-mail: fr288@cam.ac.uk

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Medicine

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Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 13, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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