University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is the only academic and research institution in Austria that focusses on the veterinary sciences and the oldest such institution in the German-speaking world. It was founded in 1765.


In addition to applied and clinical research, the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna conducts excellent basic research in veterinary medicine. Teaching and research activities are closely linked to ensure the principle of research-based teaching. The areas of research of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna are:

  • Animal health
  • Preventative veterinary medicine
  • Comparative medicine
  • Animal models
  • Public health services
  • Food safety
  • Animal husbandry, animal welfare and animal ethics
  • Organismic biology and biodiversity

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
801 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
959 -84
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Student services

Student Services of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is responsible for processing study applications, course and examination registrations, recognition of examinations, issuing of transcripts and the nostrification of foreign degrees.

Housing services

In order to help you finding an accomodation near our university’s campus or in the city center, we kindly supply you with a list of hotels in Vienna. Please understand that we cannot cover your travel and accommodation expenses and we can not do the booking for you.

Library services

The university library is open to all but in particular for the use of the following individuals:

  • Members and graduates of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  • Members and graduates of other Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences (courses at universities of applied sciences)
  • Persons aged 14 and over

ICT services

The IT Services department supplies the entire university with the necessary IT infrastructure. Its duties include the administration of the IT network on campus, pre-selection and purchase of hard- and software and expert assistance with such matters, database and Web application management for administration and teaching, development and administration of special information systems.

Student Life

Campus life

The excellent infrastructure of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) facilitates small conventions and conferences on the university campus.

A total of eight lecture halls of various sizes, two meeting rooms as well as a generous and bright banquet hall are available for meetings and events and feature state-of-the-art technology including video projector, screen, slide projector and amplifier (large lecture halls and ballroom). Furthermore, we can provide access to other facilities upon request including the lobby in front of the ballroom - an ideal place for relaxing breaks before an event - or the assembly hall below the ballroom. 

Student clubs

The Students' Union of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna - HVU for short - represents students' interest to the University Management, non-university institutions and the public.


Teaching at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is regularly tested by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)

Student Reviews

PhD student asking for better communication!
Ana Bugueiro rated 3 out of 5 stars

As a PhD student I love the funding Austria give for basic research to the university. It seems therea re very high level and competirive teams in all the areas of research in Veterinary medicine. I would improve the communication. Since I arrive nobody is showing me the function of the university and I couldn´t enjoy a nice welcome from my team. I had to develop all my...

Great experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am able to deepen my knowledge in the field with help from many people. I am able to experience working life and to learn

Gerasdorf bei Wien, Lower Austria, Austria


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