Studying Veterinary Medicine in Jelgava
expected in July 2020 (winter semester 2020/21)
expected in September 2020
veterinary medicine: 2,750 EUR/semester (6 years)
Information last updated: November 14th, 2019
The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is very popular amongst international students. Every year, more and more students travel to Jelgava to enroll in their studies. Among them, many from Germany, Sweden and England. The fact that you do not require a grade Numerus Clausus for admission is a particularly attractive feature. The course of study complies with the Bologna process, and is therefore, recognized by all EU countries, including Germany. The study content was created in collaboration with the EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education). The whole course takes place in English. The course of study is divided into three blocks with five to seven topics per semester. In total, veterinary studies last six years.
The history of the university begins in 1863. Originally founded as the Department of Agriculture at the Polytechnicum in Riga, it wasn’t until 1964 that the university was fully established in Jelgava. Together with its Faculties of Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Business Administration, Agricultural Science and Engineering, it is the only veterinary training centre in Latvia. More than 7,000 students study at the university in total. 300 lecturers and scientists work at the university, which itself has one of the most modern libraries within the EU, networked with a series of excellent information centres. Modern laboratories and medical technology make Jelgava a centre of innovation and research. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has been dedicated to diagnosis, treatment and prevention for about 80 years. It consists of several departments, veterinary clinics, for example small pets, horses and livestock, research centres, laboratories and a pathology institute. In addition, the faculty works together with carious pharmaceutical companies and the food industry.
Jelgava is a university characterized by the German-Baltic culture and is only approximately 40km from Latvia’s capital, Riga. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia, a country which itself belongs to the EU and to NATO. The old castle of the Dukes of Courland, built in 1266 on an island on the river, was replaced by a palace in 1772. In fact, it is within the halls of this palace that the university of Jelgava has its headquarters today. The city is well connected with Germany through the nearby Riga airport. You can get there quickly with AirBaltic or Lufthansa from Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt. In Jelgava you can easily communicate in English, as many Latvians speak good English, sometimes even German. For international students, there are also several good residences with low rental costs. In any case, the cost of living is much cheaper than in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The leisure opportunities are also very versatile: sail on the Baltic sea or go for a jog through the city. Explore the gold courses, riding clubs or university sporting clubs. Culturally, the city shows its musical side through many festivals – jazz, classical, or modern dance. Even students who want to take their pet, be it a dog, cat or a horse, are welcome to do so in Jelgava.
The university selects applicants based upon several factors. In addition to knowledge of English, a selection committee will decide upon your admission, including the results of the university entrance exam. Alternatively, it is possible to replace the entrance exam by participating in the MediTest-EU. Your English skills are best proven through a language certificate such as the TOEFL or IELTS, or good grades in high school English.
The university awards its places based upon either the results of the entrance exam, or upon the results of the MediTest-EU. It is appealing for German students to obtain a place of study at this top university that does not only focus on your high school grades or science education. It is also possible to participate in the MediTest-EU in various cities and countries. The study place allocation is followed by an introductory phase at the university that will familiarize you with the campus and the city.
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- successful: partly a 100 % success rate in the past, e. g. in Nicosia, Wroclaw, Rzeszow and Vilnius
- professional: support during the application phase, at the beginning of your studies as well as before your return home
- considering more than grades: admission tests and preparation courses take into account more than just your high school grades
- provides options in Germany: medical studies can also be started at the UMCH in Hamburg
- easy: organised application of all necessary documents
- fair remuneration: only pay our success fee in case of an admission
- right to withdraw free of charge: in case of acceptance by another university through a public application system (e. g. Hochschulstart, studielink, UCAS etc.) during the application process
- transparent: cancellation for any other reason possible at any time (against a reduced cancellation fee)
- Collegesemester: in Vienna (Austria) and Hamburg (Germany)
- comprehensive: on site planning and organisation services (support in finding accommodation, international network of students etc.)
- on site: support and supervision of your studies (particularly in securing the recognition of the medical licence)
- high quality: supported by German lawyers specialised in German and European Education Law
- early admission: admissions for 2020 already possible