Pre-Vet & DVM Program
The pre-Vet & DVM program is the U.S.-China Joint DVM Scholarship Program. The program is sponsored by China Scholarship Council (CSC), Kansas State University (KSU), the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the International Veterinary Collaboration for China (IVCC) and the Banfield Pet Hospital. The U.S.-China Center for Animal Health (USCCAH) coordinates and leads the partnership in mobilizing the program.
The joint program selects qualified Chinese students to pursue DVM degrees in the U.S. The selected students take pre-veterinary (pre-Vet) courses at KSU for a period of one year, and upon meeting DVM admission criteria in the U.S., continue to study for a period of 4 years in the DVM program at KSU or other U.S. universities under the coordination of KSU. Each selected student will receive a scholarship from the joint DVM program which covers tuitions and living expenses.
If selected Chinese students successfully complete the requirements of the designated program, they will be conferred a DVM degree by their study university in U.S. They are expected to return to China upon completion of their studies.
If selected students fail to meet the DVM admission criteria in the U.S. within the first one year, their sponsorship under this program will be terminated automatically. Continuation of the scholarship is also contingent on the student’s performance, which is evaluated annually.
Program admission requirement for GPA, TOEFL and GRE scores:
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. To be competitive in the application for a DVM program in the U.S., a GRE score with the percentile average of all three sections greater than 50% is strongly recommended.
The 2016 Pre-vet application deadline will still be February 1, 2016. However, the 2017 Pre-vet application deadline will be changed to July 1, 2016.