• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Joint study programme Animal Science corresponds to the first three years of veterinary studies. The first one and a half year are completed in Bodø. The next three semesters you'll continue the programme in the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice , where 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) of General Veterinary Medicine at the EAEVE accredited UVMP in Košice. 

Job opportunities

Upon completion of the Bachelor degree 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.


Accredited by EAEVE (The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education).  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture 
  • Chemistry and biophysics 
  • Zoophysiology
  • Ecology and biodiversity 
  • Laboratory safety 
  • Genetics and evolution 
  • Cell biology and biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • 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
  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • For the three first semesters at Nord University, there's only a semester fee of NOK 725
  • For the three last semesters at University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia: 2,750 € per semester

Living costs for Košice

  • 500 - 850 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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