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Animal Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Bodø, Norway
Start your Bachelor in Animal Science at Nord University in Bodø and continue your studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (UVMP) in Kosice, Slovakia. We offer an exciting joint degree in Animal Science corresponding to the first three years of veterinary studies. The first 1,5 years are in Bodø.
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Upon completion of the Bachelor in Animal Science at Nord University you will have gained fundamental knowledge in biology with specialisation in veterinary science. If you complete the 6-year veterinary study programme you can work as a private veterinarian, for food safety authorities and within the fields of consultancy, reasearch or teaching.

The next three semesters you'll continue the program at our partner institution UVMP. Here you'll be introduced to veterinary medicine. Students who complete their bachelor degree in Animal Science, are guaranteed transfer to further studies (3 more years) at the EU-accredited veterinary studies at UVMP.

The university has about 1000 veterinary students. 150 attends the English veterinary study programme. 

These students mainly come from:

  •  Norway
  •  Sweden
  •  Germany
  •  Israel
  •  USA
  •  Canada
  •  Greece

 The students of the Joint bachelor degree in Animal Sience will be in ther own class during their studies at UVMP.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Chemistry and Biophysics
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Aquaculture
  • Laboratory safety
  • Zoophysiology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Histology and Embryology
  • Molecular Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Proficiency in Norwegian language , Please note that this programme only admit students through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admissions Service and requires proficiency in Norwegian language.
  • Special admission requirements in science: Mathematics R1 or S1 + S2 (equivalent to High School AS-level) and Chemistry 1 + 2 (equivalent to High School A-level).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Students of the Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science pay a lower fee than other students at UVMP: ca 2,750 € per semester.

Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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