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8.12    Concurrent Programme in Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences of National University of Singapore and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine of University of Melbourne

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Overview of Programme

This Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) combining Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (BSc) offered by the Faculty of Science (FoS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) offered by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne (UoMelb), is designed to allow an NUS Life Sciences Major to embark on a graduate studies in veterinary medicine concurrently while on a study abroad programme, complete the BSc, and continue with the DVM as a graduate student in UoMelb.

Students in this programme will complete the BSc degree in Life Sciences with three regular semesters in NUS and two regular semesters in UoMelb. During the one-year study abroad segment in UoMelb, students will read the first year of the DVM programme. Upon completion of the BSc, students will then continue with the DVM.

Admissions

Students in NUS FoS with primary Major in Life Sciences may apply to enter this programme at the start of the first year of the candidature. All applicants will undergo a selection process and an interview to assess their academic competencies, interest profile in veterinary studies, and suitability for the programme, as well as other relevant criteria.

Continuation and Exiting the Programme

The continuation requirements are as follow:

While student is in NUS

NUS students in this CDP must maintain a CAP of 4.00 or above (out of 5.00) for the BSc degree requirements at the completion of three semesters. A student whose CAP falls below 4.00 at the completion of three semesters will be required to exit the programme. The student may then resume and complete the default BSc degree in NUS with or without Honours depending on his or her CAP and desire.

NUS students in this CDP are given the option to withdraw and continue with the default BSc study.

While student is in UoMelb

NUS students must pass prescribed subjects undertaken at UoMelb for articulation into the DVM degree. A student who does not meet the requirements will be required to leave the programme, resulting in a termination of the CDP candidature. The student will then return to NUS to complete the default BSc degree, taking into account all the accepted credit transfer stated for this CDP for any DVM module completed.

The withdrawal and termination processes will follow that of the host university.

Relevant website

For more information, please visit http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg

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