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International Applicants

Admissions requirements for applicants from outside the U.S.

We give serious consideration to all candidates showing the potential to succeed in our AVMA-accredited veterinary medicine curriculum. That goes for staff, too, as we offer a diverse faculty hailing from all over the globe, there to assist you with the transition.

International students are welcome to apply, with our Admissions Committee looking at a variety of factors in determining your suitability for our program, including:

  • Grades from Coursework
  • References
  • Personal statement and interview (may be virtual)
  • Recommended Pre-Requisite Coursework

You’ll also be expected to have undertaken general university-level science training after Year 13 of your school program.

Academic Requirements

  • English Proficiency

    If English is not your primary language, you may be requested to provide us with your official record of scores for one of the following:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT – 100 or above 23 in each section
    • IGCSE English (First language) Grade B
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 7.0
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – 67
    • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)

    Applicants who have completed a BSc must have achieved at least an upper second-class honors (2:1).

  • A Levels

    Applicants possessing A-Level or similar courses should achieve the following PLUS complete at least one year of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved:

    Three A levels ABB-BBB, including Biology and Chemistry at A level and one other A level approved for a veterinary degree. If Physics and Math have not been taken at A level, the candidate must have good passes in Physics and Math at GCSE level.

  • Scottish Highers

    Applicants should achieve the following in Year 12 PLUS have completed at least two years of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved OR BB at Advanced Higher in Chemistry and Biology plus one year of an appropriate science program at the university level, with good grades achieved:

    • Five Highers AABBB/C
    • Must have Chemistry and two of Biology, Math, Physics, plus two other subjects
    • Must have good standard grade passes in each of Biology, Math and Physics

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Applicants should achieve the following PLUS complete at least one year of an appropriate biological science program at the university level with good grades achieved:

    • Minimum 32-36 points.
    • Must include higher level in Chemistry, Biology, and either Math or Physics.
    • If Physics does not form part of the IB diploma, candidates must possess GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

Personal Requirements

  • Personal Statement

    Your personal statement gives us an idea of your skills, achievements and motivation, which are important factors in assessing your application. It should refer to practical work experience in veterinary settings – including research. We recognize that such opportunities may not be available to all candidates.

  • Personal Interview

    If your credentials are judged to be indicative of the potential for successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, you will be invited for interview, generally within two to four weeks after initial application materials have been received. The interview helps assess overall personal and academic background, maturity, adaptability, character, aptitude, and most importantly, your motivation to become a veterinarian. Interviews may be conducted virtually.

  • Letters of REference

    Two official letters of reference: either from two faculty members from your first degree, acquainted with your academic ability; or one from a faculty member, and one from a veterinarian or other professional acquainted with your veterinary or research experience. All letters must be on proper letterhead with contact information included and sent directly from the referee to our Office of Admissions.

I made the choice to leave the comfort of my home (for the first time) to have memorable experiences at a school that offers a wide range of clubs and even classes I would not have been able to experience at the schools in my area. Looking back, I think it was an excellent decision to leave home to start pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian at Ross Vet.

– Meghan Gagnon, Canada

Policy on Non-Discrimination

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or age in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. It is the policy and practice of the University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as applicable and practical in St. Kitts. No qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services, programs, or activities of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.