UZH Staff Week (23-25 May 2018)

Admission Practices for Veterinary Medicine Programs

Zurich Panorama

A big challenge of Veterinary Medicine Faculties is to select the right students from all the applications to veterinary training programs. As such, this staff week is open to colleagues who are involved in the admission process to veterinary medicine programs. We would like to share best practice, knowledge and experience with colleagues and enhance cooperation between the relevant dean’s offices of veterinary sciences.


Day 1: Get to know the other participants during an informal and relaxed welcome dinner.

Day 2: Find out about the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich, the Swiss education system and the University town of Zurich. Learn about experiences of other universities concerning admission practices for their veterinary medicine program. Discuss various admission practices to create an overview and an evaluation.

Day 3: Develop the ideal admission solutions for your university and consider the feasibility and practicalities of implementing improved processes. As a group, we will determine possible next steps, perhaps collaboratively amongst involved universities.

Staff Week Program (PDF, 126 KB)


The number of participants is limited to 25 with a maximum of 2 people per institution. The selection will be made according to three criteria:

  • Level of interest and rationale for taking part in these workshops
  • Area of work
  • Employed at a partner institution of UZH

The program is free of charge. UZH will cover the costs for coffee breaks, lunches and dinners as well as accommodation for two nights in a hotel close to the university.  

Travel costs will be refunded according to the Erasmus+ distance calculator between the home institution and UZH.

  • 100-499 km = CHF 200
  • 500-1999 km = CHF 300
  • 2000-2999 km = CHF 400
  • > 3000 km = CHF 600


To apply, please fill in the application form (PDF, 365 KB) and return it to by the 2 April 2018.