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Supplementary education for veterinarians, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Lomma, Sweden
The Supplementary education for veterinarians Supplementary education for veterinarians with degrees from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland programme is offered by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


The supplementary education for veterinarians is provided by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at SLU. The education comprises 120 credits during just over 2 years and is given in Uppsala.

The education includes theoretical and practical training, aimed at a progressively deeper understanding of the veterinary professional role in Sweden, and of veterinary work in accordance with Swedish legislation and by Swedish standards.

The Supplementary education for veterinarians course is taught at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Programme Structure

The education consists of compulsory courses but the possibility of individual adaption is available. The courses are offered as full-time in most cases, and a big part of the training is both scheduled and compulsory, especially during the clinical courses.

The education begins with theoretical courses on animal welfare and legislation knowledge, epizootic diseases, food safety and population medicine. The outline of the training during the introductory courses primarily consists of lectures, seminars and practical assignments, individually or in groups.

The education ends with training in veterinary public health and applied epidemiology and epizootiology.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

In order to become admitted to the education, the following requirements need to be fulfilled

  • Veterinary Diploma from a country outside EU/EEA and Switzerland
  • Decision from the Swedish Board of Agriculture on a supplementary education
  • Knowledge in Swedish equivalent to the general entry requirement for Bachelor´s level studies in Sweden
  • Knowledge in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27096 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 130 000 SEK 
  • Total programme: 520 000 SEK


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