An ever-increasing number of Irish students who miss out on the points to study Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Occupational Therapy, in Ireland, are now going to universities in Continental Europe. to acquire the professional qualifications needed to practice as a Doctor, Vet, Dentist or Nurse in Ireland. For example, there are over 60 programmes in Medicine and 13 programmes in Veterinary Medicine, all taught through English, that enable Irish students to keep their dreams alive of a professional career in diverse health professions.Such is the number of Irish students joining these programmes that several of these universities are coming to Ireland to speak to Irish students, and their families.
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The number of Irish first year entrants to Veterinary Science programmes in Central Europe exceeded 100 this year with, for example, over half of the first year students (42 students), on the veterinary programme in Warsaw, coming from Ireland.Of the 14 programmes available (see here), the most popular destinations with Irish and UK students are Warsaw ULS and UVM Budapest. There are also Irish and UK students studying veterinary science in Wroclaw, Brno and Kosice, and growing numbers in Lithuania. A new programme at U. Zagreb is also attracting attention.
The entrance tests for the following can be done in Ireland:
– Lithuanian ULS March, provisional)
– Warsaw ULS (27th April)
– UVM Budapest (mid-May)
– UVPS Brno (27th April)
– Wroclaw UELS (mid-August)
All of these universities select on the basis of entrance tests (multiple-choice Biology and Chemistry) and your Leaving Certificate points or A-Level grades are irrelevant to their selection decisions,
Contact EUNiCAS for assistance with your applications to one or more of these programmes, or to be notified of schedules and locations of entrance tests.
Students are advised that veterinary medicine is now a restricted course. See below.
Special Entry Requirement: Undergraduate students applying through the CAO system will be required to demonstrate that they have acquired at least two weeks practical experience relevant to animal handling or veterinary practice.
See http://www.ucd.ie/vetmed/2017caoapplicants/ for further information.