Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for the Veterinary Science course at CSU, but as it is a science based course, it is highly recommended that school leavers will have studied mathematics and chemistry at Year 12 level and university students will have studied a science based degree at university.

The following three points apply to any applicants who wish to be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

  • study must have been undertaken within the last 10 years
  • there is no special pathway for mature aged students
  • STAT test scores are not considered.

All applicants must be able to meet the selection criteria and also be able to meet one of the categories listed in the academic requirements. Approximately half the applicants to this course have previously studied at university.

School leavers, gap year students and university students who will not have completed one year full-time equivalent by the end of the current year

  • a minimum ATAR of 90 for applicants who attended a metropolitan school, an OP of approximately 6 for Queensland students or an IB of approximately 33
  • for applicants eligible to receive the CSU Regional Bonus, a minimum ATAR of 85 or an OP of approximately 8 for Queensland students. Applicants who attended a non-metropolitan school for their final two years of high school are eligible for the bonus.

Students who have previously attended university

Undergraduate applicants

  • one or two years full-time equivalent - a minimum GPA of 5.1
  • three or more years full-time equivalent - a minimum GPA of 4.8

Postgraduate applicants

All postgraduate courses must be satisfactorily completed or the applicable GPA achieved.


  • Coursework Honours: GPA minimum of 5.0 (must have completed one year full-time equivalent)
  • Integrated Honours: GPA minimum of 5.0
  • Research Honours: Honours Class 1


  • Coursework Master: GPA minimum of 4.8 (must have completed one year full-time equivalent)
  • Completed Research Master


  • Completed PhD

For consideration of other postgraduate qualifications not listed, please contact the Veterinary Science Admissions Officer by email:

Please note: A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 is equivalent to a Credit average. The GPA is an average over all sessions in which you studied. Your most recent degree will be considered.

Application process for Australian citizens and residents

As there is a high demand for entry into this course, please note that students are selected based on the selection criteria.

Applications open on 1 August and close the last Friday in September for entry the following year. Applications must be postmarked on or before this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

The application process involves three steps:

  • apply through UAC - this course cannot be added to your UAC preferences after the UAC closing date
  • complete and submit a Supplementary Application Form - this provides the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to animals, livestock industries and rural and regional communities
  • if selected after assessment of your application form, attend an interview at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Interview does not guarantee entry into the course. Interviews are held over four business days commencing the first Thursday in December and include 20 minutes of reading time, a 20-minute face-to-face interview and a 30-minute literacy and numeracy exercise. Two-hour tours of the campus are also available.

The Supplementary Application Form, which includes detailed instructions on applying, must be submitted to the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences directly and must be postmarked on or before the last Friday in September.

From the interview approximately 60 students will be made an offer to enrol into the course.

Year 12 students are also required to request their school (principal or careers adviser) to submit the Predicted Score Letter. This is to be sent electronically directly to CSU.


The following forms are required to apply for the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science:

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English proficiency

Applicants will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if they

  1. have undertaken an academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an average score of 7.0, and with no score lower than 7.0, within the last two years;  or
  2. have completed all their formal studies in one or more of the following countries; or
  3. were born in one of the following countries and have completed at least one qualification in one of those countries
  4. have completed senior secondary studies or at least one year of full-time university study in one of the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia
  5. have successfully completed one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an affiliate institution of the University, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment.

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6 years full-time on campus



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