Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1801
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : About 30
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 6 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor
Prof Olivier SPARAGANO
Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
General Enquiries
+852 3442 5365


Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences offers a veterinary programme modelled on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and aspires to international programme accreditation, with a vision to raise the standard of animal health care and the teaching of the veterinary medicine in the region.

Our vision is to be the premier provider of comprehensive, evidence-based veterinary training, research and services in Asia, with particular emphasis on emerging infectious diseases, food safety, animal welfare and aquatic animal health.

Entrance Requirements

In addition to the University General Entrance Requirements, applicants must satisfy the following BVM-specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

We require high levels of achievement in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology in IB, GCE or equivalent. Other international qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • Grade C in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at GCE A-level (or A2) or International A-level; and
  • Grade B (Grade 6 in new GCSE) in GCSE/GCEOL English Language or English Literature; or
  • Grade B (Grade 6 in new IGCSE) in IGCSE English First Language, English Language or English Literature; or
  • Grade A (Grade 7 in new IGCSE) in IGCSE English as a Second Language. 
  • Grade 5 in English HL OR Grade 6 in English SL; and
  • Grade 4 Mathematics HL OR Grade 5 in Mathematics SL; and
  • Grade 4 in Chemistry HL and Biology.

The English subject may be a Group 1, ‘Language A: Literature’ or ‘Language A: Language and literature’ subject; or a Group 2 ‘Language B’ subject but not ‘Language ab initio’.

An alternative to GCE/GCSE English or IB English is a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), or an overall IELTS score of 7 and 7 in each category.

Graduates and current students completing a degree programme at a university in Hong Kong or overseas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate competencies in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology to levels equivalent to those specified above.

Performance at interview is also a critical component of the selection process.

Competitive Scores
Because competition for places varies from year to year, the competitive scores for previous years can only be a guide. Consideration will also be given to other factors, such as the applicant statement and English proficiency.

  Indicative scores / grades
IB ≥ 40
GCE - AL/IAL* ≥ 25 for four* GCE AL/ IAL subjects

* Although we require a minimum of three GCE AL/IAL subjects, successful applicants in previous cohorts typically had four.

For the admission timeline of the BVM programme, click here.

Apply for Admission

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The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine is a 6-year programme designed to train professionally competent veterinarians according to strenuous international accreditation standards.

The first 2 years focus on animal husbandry, animal welfare, food safety, pre-clinical sciences and biomedical sciences and following 4 years focus on extensive clinical training and controlling infectious diseases. The 6-year curriculum emphasises both clinical practice and science-based education to ensure that well-rounded graduates have knowledge of companion animal and farm animal medicine. Our curriculum has been jointly developed with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, a global leader in veterinary medical education and services.

Our College is equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and practical teaching facilities for hands-on training including extra-mural studies.

Click here for the complete 6-year curriculum structure.

Remarks: All BVM students must obtain an overall IELTS score of 7 and 7 in each category, or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) prior to graduation as stipulated by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC).

Professional Recognition

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences is engaged in a process with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) towards international accreditation of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme. The programme was granted Provisional Accreditation after admission of the first cohort of students in September 2017 and we maintain this status after the recent accreditation visit in February 2019. We continue to be on track for full accreditation when the first cohort graduates in 2023.