The European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine programme delivered by the University of Luxembourg is a post-graduate qualification, also defined as a “professional Master degree” which means that the degree is obtained by part-time formal course work (ESAVS courses) and individual written work (case logs, case reports and thesis) validated by examinations. The European Master degree corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and testifies an intermediary level of clinical competence and in depth theoretical knowledge in a specific discipline  as well as communicative and investigative skills.


The ESAVS and the University of Luxembourg also issue an examination-validated certificate, corresponding to a shorter version of the Master programme, with less compulsory class hours and written work. This CSAVP (Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary Practice) corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Programme Structure

The EMSAVM is offered in the following disciplines:

  • Cardiology 
  • Dentistry 
  • Dermatology 
  • Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Neurology 
  • Surgery 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Veterinary graduates in practice to study over a number of years and acquire a recognized university postgraduate degree
  • Selection criteria: Selection based on application form by ESAVS

Work Experience

Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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