BVSc UP

By | January 17, 2017

BVSc UP

Faculty of Veterinary Science
Duration of study: 6 years
Total credits: 948

Programme Information

Each student must apply immediately after first admission to the Registrar of the South African Veterinary Council for registration as a student in Veterinary Science. Registration is compulsory and must be renewed annually for the duration of the study.
After the degree has been conferred, graduates are required to register with the South African Veterinary Council as veterinarians before they may practise in South Africa in this capacity.

BVSc UP

Admission Requirements

  • All programmes in this Faculty include selection procedures, which are based on academic merit, the result of the National Benchmark Test (NBT) and a Value-added Questionnaire, among others. Applicants, who indicate BVSc (Bachelor in Veterinary Science) or the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing as their first choice, will be given preference. In order to retain provisional admission candidates should comply with the minimum subject and Admission Point Score (APS) requirements based on their final school-year examination results.
  • The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
  • The NBT and the Value-added Questionnaire are compulsory components of the selection process. Applicants with an APS between 30 and 32 will be considered for access into the BSc – Extended programme for the Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Candidates in this category are admitted into the second semester of the first year of BVSc, after successful completion of the first three semesters of the BSc – Extended programme.
Minimum requirements for 2017
Achievement level
English Mathematics Physical Science APS
NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level
5 3 C C 5 3 C C 5 3 C C 32

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Theology Undergraduate: Trone Stander  +27 (0)12 420 2040 trone.stander@up.ac.za
Postgraduate: Doris Mokgokolo +27 (0)12 420 2700 doris.mokgokolo@up.ac.za