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Szent István University - Veterinary MEGATHREAD

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  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ Nolimits12


    Anthony16 wrote: »
    hey guys,
    just curious,
    Is the budapest vet degree transferable around the world?
    Just curious as i know last year 80% of UCD vet grads could not get any work in ireland but they are able to work in australia,new zealand,USA.
    Just curious if people here dont find work after graduating what happens?
    Im guessing the medics in hungary have no problems with this,lucky f******:D
    Thanks

    Hey I was talking to a girl in third year over there and she said that the graduates of last years class all had jobs. As far as I know it is transferrable but to work in usa it seems you need to do an internship and residency to specialise in your specific area otherwise all you can do is castrations. Worked with an equine vet from Spain when I was in USA and he studied in spain but did his internship in NY and his residency in PENN state.

    My vet actually graduated from budapest and he works in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 608 Anthony16


    Interesting,im guessing those budavets have relations back home and got jobs that way or maybe got them in the uk?
    Ill be starting Vet In UCD in september so just looking to keep an eye on the market,which looks to be getting flooded.
    Am guessing a lot of vets will have to work abroad from now on so its good the degree is transferable

    Nolimits12 wrote: »
    Hey I was talking to a girl in third year over there and she said that the graduates of last years class all had jobs. As far as I know it is transferrable but to work in usa it seems you need to do an internship and residency to specialise in your specific area otherwise all you can do is castrations. Worked with an equine vet from Spain when I was in USA and he studied in spain but did his internship in NY and his residency in PENN state.

    My vet actually graduated from budapest and he works in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ Nolimits12


    Anthony16 wrote: »
    Interesting,im guessing those budavets have relations back home and got jobs that way or maybe got them in the uk?
    Ill be starting Vet In UCD in september so just looking to keep an eye on the market,which looks to be getting flooded.

    Yep, I think the low employment rate is because the UCD course was only recently made a degree recognised wordwide.

    I have researched and spoke to people everywhere about the different veterinary options. I've been told Poland is good because of the practicality of the course in comparison with the UCD course structure. Hmm I'm leaving my applications off till autumn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 608 Anthony16


    Would u have any idea what the irish male/female ratio is for budapest vet students?
    UCD seems to be mainly girls.
    Also seems many vets(including men) dont want to be involved in large animal long term.
    Vet i spoke to recently advertised a mixed animal position in a big town a while back and got 4 applications so far.people with 10 years experience applying but no large animal experience.


    Nolimits12 wrote: »
    Yep, I think the low employment rate is because the UCD course was only recently made a degree recognised wordwide.

    I have researched and spoke to people everywhere about the different veterinary options. I've been told Poland is good because of the practicality of the course in comparison with the UCD course structure. Hmm I'm leaving my applications off till autumn.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Rachaelk20


    I just got accepted today! Anybody else heading over this year?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ Budlight


    Congrats Rachael on geting accepted. I am currently studying for the GAMSATS (Next week) at the moment to try and get UCD but I only gave myself 7 weeks to prepare. I know there is competition for places but im a little wary now that that application for Budapest is past (exams in May). Can anyone put my mind at ease to say that I still have time to apply if not... ****

    Hope prep is going well for those preparing for exams.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ AnnaJK


    Hey RachaelK20, I got accepted this year as well!! And I also have the GAMSTAT to do!! And the representative said that there not in a hurry for applications I think you have until the end of April!! :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 kellyk213


    Hi guys,
    Just got accepted for vet in Sept in Budapest, just wondering does anybody know of any grants or funding available for mature students? Bank not willing to give loan so bit worried about being able to accept my place!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ AnnaJK


    kellyk213 wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    Just got accepted for vet in Sept in Budapest, just wondering does anybody know of any grants or funding available for mature students? Bank not willing to give loan so bit worried about being able to accept my place!

    Hi kellyk213 I've also been searching for funding I'm not a mature student but there doesn't seem to be much funding available to do courses over seas, well definitely not any for Hungary, I'm just currently looking for funding from businesses and educational trusts and that...you could try writing to some also? but also contact your local VEC and ask if you can apply for a grant as a mature student because i think you might be able to not 100% sure though!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16 ✭✭✭ 8mile


    From what ive heard it works out way cheaper to do veterinary in Warsaw,8k,cheaper to live also.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 crazyaoifs


    kellyk213 wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    Just got accepted for vet in Sept in Budapest, just wondering does anybody know of any grants or funding available for mature students? Bank not willing to give loan so bit worried about being able to accept my place!

    Hi Kelly, I'm also heading over in sept! I'm a mature student, I contacted the citizens information bureau and according to them there is grants available for full/part fees paid and also a maintenance grant depending if your eligible or not. They take into account your previous study, Income, if ur dependant on your parents or not etc etc etc.
    Budapest in the EU so there must be money somewhere for students wanting to study abroad.
    Keep an eye on studentfinance.ie grant applications shud be up and running soon.
    It's worth a try, nothing to lose!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 little_bird_


    Hi all, got accepted too! So excited! Does anybody know how much it costs to live in Budapest as a student? wondering how much to budget per month, also where is the best place to go looking for accomadation? the university housing office? Any help gratefully recieved!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Owlman2


    Hi guys,

    I'm totally new here, just made the account 5 minutes ago so apologies if I'm making a thread that's been done a million times before. I'm particularly looking for info from people who are currently doing vet med in budapest.

    First off, how difficult is it to get accepted on the course? I intend to apply as a mature student soon to get on the course starting September 2013.
    I'm 25 and have a degree in biochemistry and am currently finishing my PhD in immunology in the UK. I'm told I will likely be exempt from 1 year of the course because I already have a scientific background. Can anyone confirm this? I did enquire with Szent Istvan Uni but they didn't tell me much.

    Considering the fees are approx 11k per year with living costs on top of that, I'm sure most people have to borrow the money. I'm no exception to this. Does anyone know roughly how much one would have to borrow to fund 4.5 years in Budapest?

    While I'm here I may as well ask about the quality of the course itself? I have heard many good things and have no reason to doubt it, I'd just like to get as many opinions as possible. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 neadstan


    Hi Guys

    I currently have a room available in a 3 bed apartment. We are 2 female vet students 5th and 2nd yr. Apartment is 10 mins walk from college . If anyone is interested give me a shout :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ BantryJohn


    Is it true that there is a high failure rate in Budapest? I read it in a UK student forum, and that there are a few people who left budapest and went to slovakia because they hated budapest. I'm thinking of applying next year, Warsaw because it's cheaper, but I'm keeping an open mind on budapest if I hear better things. Do any of ye know which of the two is better for practical learning in the final years? Cheers, John.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭✭ siobhan93


    Is there many irish people over there? And also, do they veterinary nursing there or just veterinary medicine?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Monaghan Farmer 2


    Is anyone going over in September 13, I got accepted as a transfer student today!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 LaurVet


    Hi, I am also hoping to get a place in either Szent Istvan, Budapest or UVM Kosice. I was talking to someone who was doing veterinary in Budapest and had to transfer to UVM, and he already had a degree in Pharmacy.

    Just wondering if many people know the difference in the standard of teaching, and does it affect your chances of getting a job? UVM is 6,500 per year and four years, whereas Budapest is 10,800 per year for 5.5 years. Does this mean that there are different standards?

    There is a good thread on thestudentroom.co.uk on UVM Kosice is anyone is interested, some repliers are very helpful. It seems more personal and homely in Kosice than Budapest. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=843253


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 KatieO17


    Is anyone going over in September 13, I got accepted as a transfer student today!
    Hi I got accepted as a transfer student a few weeks ago too!! Apart from a girl who I've met through a friend in college your the only other person I can see who's said they've been accepted! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ Nolimits12


    Hey! Are you sure the graduate course in Buda is 5.5 years? I thought it was only 4.. If its 5.5 I think I may go to UVM.

    The main thing thats putting me off UVM right now is the distance. To get there you have to travel to Budapest and then get a 40 euro taxi to UVM Kosice. It worries me as it makes it really hard to go home, which I would like to do in the beginning when I'm homesick. But I guess if there are a lot of irish going over it wont be so bad..

    LaurVet wrote: »
    Hi, I am also hoping to get a place in either Szent Istvan, Budapest or UVM Kosice. I was talking to someone who was doing veterinary in Budapest and had to transfer to UVM, and he already had a degree in Pharmacy.

    Just wondering if many people know the difference in the standard of teaching, and does it affect your chances of getting a job? UVM is 6,500 per year and four years, whereas Budapest is 10,800 per year for 5.5 years. Does this mean that there are different standards?

    There is a good thread on thestudentroom.co.uk on UVM Kosice is anyone is interested, some repliers are very helpful. It seems more personal and homely in Kosice than Budapest. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=843253


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9 henlen


    Kosice is 4 years if you already have a science degree and 6 years if you have only the leaving cert.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Cathy S


    Hi, i'm repeating my leaving cert and stongly considering Budapest for Vet Med for Sept 2013 if i don't get the points. I really need to find out some info too please.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,288 pow wow


    Threads merged into the brand spanking new Szent Istvàn megathread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 BrigeyD


    Cathy S wrote: »
    Hi, i'm repeating my leaving cert and stongly considering Budapest for Vet Med for Sept 2013 if i don't get the points. I really need to find out some info too please.
    Hey Cathy
    dont know where you are located but the university's website is pretty good and Budapest has a rep in Ireland, his name is Tim O' Leary hes a vet in ballydehob and he is very helpful. <<<<<personal details snipped>>>>>
    I am applying as a graduate for september 13 to, but its good to keep your options open. There are a few programs taught through english in europe like Kosice in Slovakia, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland, and Brno in the Czech republic there is a good irish website with info on all of them I think its called eunicas or something it was in the irish times recently so maybe check that out..good luck with the leaving cert..:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,288 pow wow


    BrigeyD I've snipped out the phone and email details in your post as they can fall prey to spammers etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 ✭✭✭ egennery


    I have been accepted today too. Not sure what to do about accommodation???


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 ✭✭✭ egennery


    I got accepted too. I'm from limerick. Are ye definitely going?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Monaghan Farmer 2


    egennery wrote: »
    I got accepted too. I'm from limerick. Are ye definitely going?
    Yes I'm definitely going anyway :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Megan Gennery


    Do you know much about it? Are you doing the leaving cert this year?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Monaghan Farmer 2


    Anything u want to know Tim the rep will be fit to tell up, the website is also very good. No I've the leaving cert done back in 2010/2011, I've transferred from college which means no entrance exams :)


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