Veterinary Medicine


Area of Studies

medical sciences



Degree (in English)

Long cycle master’s degree programme

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Course Duration

5,5 years (11 semesters)

ECTS points



Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Tuition and Other Fees

8400 EUR/ academic year (4800 EUR winter semester, 3600 EUR summer semester)

Application Deadline(s)

Once an applicant has been admitted to the university, all required documents must be submitted no later than August 31 of each year.

Course Description

Course Profile

Aim of the programme:

Study offering for veterinary medicine through the careful and competent selection of program content provides students of long-cycle Master’s degree program with: knowledge, skills and competences required to describe rules and mechanisms underlining animal health, diagnose disease and implement therapy in a single animals or in a herd; competence in protection of public health via monitoring of animal feed, animal production, production facilities, products of animal origin and distribution and transport of animals and products of animal origin; competences in soft skills: problem solving, accumulation, elaboration, critical analysis and propagation of knowledge, working in the multidisciplinary team.


Main mandatory subjects:

1 Year

Anatomy, cell biology, histology & embryology, biology, chemistry, biophysics, information technology, Latin, copyrights in academia, genetics, biostatistics, agronomy, environment protection, history of veterinary deontology

2 Year

Biochemistry, physiology, animal husbandry and breeding, etholo­gy, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, technologies in animal production, parasitology, topographic anatomy, comparative anatomy

3 Year

Parasitology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, clinical and lab­oratory diagnostics, general surgery and anaesthesiology, public health, bee diseases, pathomorphology, meat hygiene

4 Year

Farm animal and equine diseases, meat hygiene, pathomorphol­ogy, feed hygiene, imagine diagnostics, safety of animal-origin food, zoonoses, toxicology, andrology, fish diseases, ethical aspects of veterinary practice, advances imaging diagnostics

5 Year

Dogs and cat diseases, dietetics, avian diseases, administration and legal aspects in veterinary, fur animal diseases, safety of animal origin food, veterinary prevention, milk hygiene, clinic rotations,

6 Year

Clinical rotations, herd health management


Career prospects:

-          veterinary surgeon/ doctor of veterinary medicine in small animals, large animals or mixed practices;

-          veterinary inspection / public health protection agencies;

-          veterinary border control general, medical and veterinary research (PhD studies, re­search companies and institutions);

-          laboratory practice;

-          animal health protection agencies;

-          pharmaceutical industry;

Education Requirements

High school certificate allowing entrance into academic education, a passing grade on the biology and chemistry entrance exams, submission of all required documents and all fees paid by deadline.

Other Requirements

Veterinary courses are demanding and require contact with animals, therefore applicants should have a good general health and fulfil other legally-imposed health conditions. Due to high level of responsibilities and demands of working with animals, physical and mental disabilities are discouraged.


Dean's Office for International Students tel.: (+48 22) 59 360 09/12; e-mail:

International Medicine Studies (IMS) is a cooperating company involved in recruiting applicants as well as helping international students in their daily problems during their stay in Warsaw: