Course Description

Exceptional facilities, globally recognised research staff, and a faculty ranked number one in Australia for veterinary science—these are just some of the reasons why a PhD in Veterinary Science will turn you into a veterinary and animal researcher of international standing.

The University of Sydney is the nation’s premier place to receive postgraduate training in veterinary science. We ranked first in Australia and 11th in the world for veterinary science in the 2015 QS World University Rankings and have been given a maximum score of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) federal government scheme for the veterinary sciences field of research. And, we are one of the few schools outside North America to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These numbers mean that as a PhD candidate in our faculty, your research will thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment with global significance.

The Faculty's international research profile gives you the opportunity to conduct work with real impact. You will work alongside researchers who are addressing challenges that are of the utmost concern to society: solving problems in food security, elucidating the connections between animal and human health, and improving health of our ecosystems and wildlife.

In our urban and rural faculty clinics (Camperdown and Camden) you will have access to world-class facilities that support research in feline and canine epidemiology, disease diagnosis and control.

As well as an environment of high-level research performance, your PhD studies will benefit from strong guidance, inclusion and support at both personal and professional levels. The faculty encourages students to develop high-level communication skills and present their research for international recognition. And, our strong links to the production animal industries, welfare organisations and the veterinary profession will provide you with a network that will enrich you career opportunities beyond.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $0 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

February, June

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 006461M
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: RPPHDVET1000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

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