AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE YOUR PENN STATE DEGREE IN SCOTLAND!
And following satisfactory completion, a guaranteed place in an AVMA accredited veterinary school.
University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine FEEPASS Programme (Facilitated Early Entry Programme for Animal Science Students)
Of the students entering animal science programmes in North America, it has been estimated that over 80% intend to apply to veterinary school. Some of these will change their minds over the course of their degree or are inspired by other career options. Of the remaining pre-veterinary students, not all go on to study veterinary medicine as places and costs can be limiting.
The University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine, has an internationally renowned reputation in Veterinary Medicine, and is fully accredited by the AVMA. The University of Glasgow is working with selected Universities across North America, to offer a unique opportunity for high quality animal science students who wish to study veterinary medicine, within the global context.
The University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine is offering an innovative programme whereby selected students complete the final year of their animal science degree at the University of Glasgow. During their time at Glasgow, students will study alongside students on the first year of the University of Glasgow's veterinary medicine degree programme (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, BVMS – which is the equivalent to the DVM). Successful completion of assessments in the Vet FEEPASS year will provide credits, which following transfer to their home institution, will allow completion of the student's animal science degree from their home institution and accelerated entry to year 2 of the University of Glasgow's BVMS programme. This is a reduction of one year from the total duration of study required to become a DVM and has associated cost benefits.
The University is one of six Vet Schools in Europe to have achieved accredited status for its undergraduate programs from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.
You will take 60 Glasgow credits per semester (120 for the full Academic Year). This is the equivalent of 15 Penn State credits a semester (30 for the Academic Year).
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Glasgow Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
- Senior class standing at the time of study
- Successful completion of the first three years of Animal Science major at Penn State
- 3.3 Cumulative GPA
Students will arrange housing directly with the University of Glasgow. You will live in on-campus residences (with or without meals included) or in private housing.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
- Education Abroad Questionnaire
- One academic recommendation
- Signature Documents
Please note that before applying through Education Abroad you must have already applied with Dr. Bob Mikesell, at the conclusion of your 4th semester at Penn State, as well as interviewed with Joyce Watson at the University of Glasgow during your 5th semester.
Studying Abroad with a Disability
Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
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