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Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases

General Information

DVTD | Postgrad degree programmes


  • The programme extends over a minimum period of one year full-time and two years part-time, and a maximum of three years.


English proficiency test

In order for international students to fit into both the academic and social environment, they need to be conversant in English. All international applicants whose first language is not English, will have to write and pass the TOEFL test.

  • Application and more information:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System).


Evaluation of qualificaitons – SAQA



  • For more information go to Fees and funding.

  • For the MSc (Animal/Humanb/Ecosystem Health) the registration and tuition fees depend on the selected career path.


International students

  • Accommodation

    • For more information go to Accommodation fees.
    • Accommodation is limited at Onderstepoort and therefore an early reservation should be made.
  • Client Service Centre (CSC)

    • The International Students Division is located in the CSC of the University of Pretoria.

  • Fees

    • For more information go to Postgraduate and International students.
    • Please take note of the International administration fee.
    • Web-based MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) tuition fee depends on the career path chosen. For non-SADC students the fee will be doubled.
  • Medical cover
  • Study Permits

  • Visa application information


Requirements for admission

  • Subject to the stipulations of General Regulation G.62, a BVSc, a four-year BSc in Agriculture (Animal Science), Microbiology, Zoology or Entomology or an equivalent degree is required.

  • A candidate with a completed BTech degree with a minimum of 60% in the broad area of specialisation in which the candidate wishes to pursue a master’s programme, must first complete additional undergraduate coursework as well as coursework at honours level as determined by the head of department. The programme of study must be approved by the Postgraduate Committee, Faculty Board and Subcommittee of Senate. Confirmation of candidature will be based on the successful completion of the additional coursework requirements before admission to the master’s programme. In certain cases, it remains the prerogative of the head of department to require, in addition to the entrance requirements mentioned above, the successful completion of an admissions test before registration.

  • A student may also be required to pass a proficiency test in English (TOEFL) at an acceptable level.


SAQA - Evaluation of qualificaitons


Scholarships – International students

  • For more information on scholarships for International students, go to Scholarships.


Time schedule - MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health)

  • For more information on the time schedule for the web-based MSc (Animal/Human/Ecosystem Health), go to Schedule.