Royal Veterinary College

Royal Veterinary College (RVC) campus

Founded in 1791, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the first and largest veterinary school in the UK and one of the world’s leading specialist institutions of veterinary medicine and biological sciences. In 2016, it was ranked as one of the top three veterinary schools in the world by the prestigious QS World University Rankings for the second year in succession.

The RVC is the only veterinary school in the world to hold full accreditation from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the UK's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

With a reciprocal arrangement also in place with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), it means that graduates from the college are able to practice in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

The Royal Veterinary College and the International Programmes

The University of London International Programmes offers specialist postgraduate qualifications developed by the Royal Veterinary College.

The RVC has a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching, learning and clinical provision, which puts it at the forefront of veterinary and biological science. Its core strengths include global health and epidemiology, with over 100 research-active staff involved in the creation of its programmes.

Around 1,800 students are enrolled on its courses, which can be studied part-time and by distance learning via the International Programmes. Graduates of the RVC pursue fulfilling careers in veterinary practice, industry, academia and government.

Commonwealth Scholarships

For students studying programmes developed by the Royal Veterinary College. These scholarships are open to nationals of developing Commonwealth countries and usually available in the first half of every year. Information will be promoted on our website every year.