Course Information Pack
Qualification Awarded

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, and the person receives the title of "veterinarian".

Level of Qualification

This is an undergraduate program, but due to 5 years of study, the graduating person is considered a graduate (having a masters’ degree).

Specific Admission Requirements

In the framework of the regulations set by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), student admission for this undergraduate program is made through a university entrance examination called YKS. Following the submission of students’ academic program preferences, Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) places the students to the relevant program according to the score they get from ÖSYS.

International students are accepted to this undergraduate program according to the score of one of the international exams they take such as SAT, ACT and so on, or according to their high school diploma score.

Exchange student admission is made according to the requirements determined by bilateral agreements signed by NEU and the partner university.

Visiting students can enroll for the courses offered in this program upon the confirmation of the related academic unit. Additionally, they need to prove their English language level since the medium of instruction of the program is English.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

The students studying in this undergraduate program are required to have a Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.00/4.00 and have completed all the courses with at least a letter grade of DD/S in the program in order to graduate. The minimum number of ECTS credits required for graduation is 240. It is also mandatory for the students to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At Near East University, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws. If the content of the course previously taken in another institution is equivalent to the course offered at NEU, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the related faculty/graduate school after the evaluation of the course content.

Profile of The Program

The aim of the program is to equip its graduates with both the basic scientific principles that form the basis of the veterinary profession practiced today and the medical skills that enable the practical application of these principles. Upon graduation, students should be equipped to pursue a career as a veterinarian or, if they wish, to pursue further academic studies. Graduates will be professionals who can be flexible and integrate into a wide variety of sectors of agriculture and animal husbandry in a relatively short time.

Program Outcomes
1Having sufficient knowledge in the basic sciences of Veterinary Medicine; to use the theoretical and applied knowledge in these fields in complex medical problems, to identify, define, express and solve problems; be able to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
2Being able to interpret and evaluate clinical and laboratory data for an accurate diagnosis in the role of a clinician, create a prioritized differential diagnosis list with sufficient knowledge and skills, select appropriate treatment methods and apply them according to different conditions.
3As someone who has internalized the issues of livestock business economics, to have information about entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable development, to gain sufficient knowledge and experience in animal breeding and nutrition principles and animal husbandry.
4Knowing and applying the basic rules of preventive medicine in terms of individual and herd health.
5Being informed about public health, farm-to-table food safety and technology, national food legislation in the field of veterinary medicine and gaining qualifications in the relevant European Parliament and Council Directive.
6Gain the ability to design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results to investigate scientific issues in the fields of veterinary medicine.
7Ability to work efficiently and harmoniously individually and in multidisciplinary teams in the veterinary disciplines, to consult and refer patients with professional respect and solution-oriented approaches.
8To have basic knowledge about the epidemiology, transmission routes, symptoms, diagnosis, preventive medicine, and the fight of zoonotic diseases under medical and legal aspects and epidemics that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
9Acquiring basic information on the health of wild and exotic animals besides domestic animals, being able to provide first aid, showing climate and nature-friendly approaches to protect different endangered animal species without harming the flora and fauna.
10Developing self-learning, research and practical skills; to have access to information, to be aware of developments in science and technology; To associate the knowledge gained throughout human history with veterinary medicine and adopt lifelong learning as a principle.
11To be able to express her-/himself orally and in writing well in matters concerning veterinary medicine, to know and use foreign languages and information technologies adequately, to communicate effectively with colleagues, other professionals, patient owners and employers, to prepare and comprehend written reports, to present effectively, be able to make realistic and understandable suggestions and accept suggestions.
12To have an idea about the global and societal effects of veterinary practices on health, environment and safety; to be informed about current issues in veterinary medicine; be aware of the legal consequences of relevant solutions.
13Recognizing, observing and defending scientific and professional ethics and animal rights, knowing the legislation related to veterinary medicine and analyzing professional problems from different perspectives, while practicing her/his profession as an individual who has a general culture and has adopted the principle of being knowledgeable and sensitive about the social and economic structure of the country.
Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
1st YEAR   -  1st SEMESTER
VTE101Anatomy I5312133232211
VTE 103Organic Chemistry5513252223333
VTE105Medical Biology5333244443333
VTE107Medical Physics5333242243333
VTE109Animal Rights and Welfare3434455433434

(foreign students)


(Turkish students)

Turkish Language I             

(foreign students)


(Turkish students)

Atatürk’s Principles and Revolution History I             
ENG101English I             
COM101Introduction to Computer Science             
VTE113Clinical Orientation5555445555544
CAM100Campus Orientation             
1st YEAR   -  2nd SEMESTER
VTE 102Anatomy II5312133232211
VTE 104History of Veterinary Medicine5121122135445
VTE 106Histology I5333244443333
VTE 108Embryology5333244443333
VTE 110Biostatistics, Principles of Research and Publication Ethics4544455225434
VTE 112Animal Behaviour3533122522234
YİT 102Turkish Language II             
AIT 104Atatürk’s Principles and Revolution History II             
ENG 102English II             
CAR 100Career Planning             
2nd YEAR   -  1st SEMESTER
VTE 203Biochemistry I5513252223333
VTE 205Immunology5545243553333
VTE 207Physiology I5333244443333
VTE 209Histology II5333244443333
VTE 211Microbiology I5545443553333
VTE 213Virology I5545443553333
VTE 215Epidemiology5545343553333
VTE 217Topographic Anatomy5312133232211
2nd YEAR   -  2nd SEMESTER
VTE 202Biochemistry II5513252223333
VTE 204Physiology II5333244443333
VTE 210Microbiology II5545243553333
VTE  212Virology II5545243553333
VTE 214Professional Practice and Clinical Skills I5555445555544
VTE 216Pathology I5545243553333
VTE 218Food Hygiene and Control4111542423344
3rd YEAR   -  1st SEMESTER
VTE 303Aquaculture and Diseases5545243553333
VTE 305Pharmacology I5545243553333
VTE 307Animal Health Economics and Management4354244322334
VTE 309Parasitology5545243553333
VTE 311Entomology5545243553333
VTE 313Poultry Diseases5545243553333
VTE 315Animal Science I4354244322334
VTE 317Feed and Feed Technology4354244322334
VTE 323Professional Practice and Clinical Skills II5555445555544
VTE 325Pathology II5545243553333
VTE 327Veterinary Public Health4111542423344
3rd YEAR   -  2nd SEMESTER
VTE 304Pharmacology  II5545243553333
VTE 306Physiopathology5545243553333
VTE 308Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases4454244322334
VTE 310Animal Breeding4354244322334
VTE 312Animal Husbandry  II4354244322334
VTE 314Helminthology5545243553333
VTE 316Protozoology5545243553333
VTE 318Introduction to the Clinical Sciences5555445555544
VTE 320Necropsy5545243553333
4th YEAR   -  1st SEMESTER
VTE 401Small Animal Obstetrics and Gynaecology I5544345555433
VTE 403Large Animal Obstetrics and Gynaecology I5544345555433
VTE 405Meat Hygiene, Inspection and Technology4111542423344
VTE 409Toxicology and Environmental Protection5545243553353
VTE 411Bee Keeping and Bee Diseases5545443553333
VTE 413General Surgery5544345555433
VTE 415Radiology5544345555533
VTE 417Anaesthesiology - Reanimation5544345555433
VTE 419Small Animal Internal Diseases I5544345555433
VTE 421Large Animal Internal Diseases I5544345555433
VTE 423Clinical Practice I5555445555544
VTE 425Milk Hygiene and Technology4111542423344
4th YEAR   -  2nd SEMESTER
VTE 402Small animal Surgery5544345555433
VTE 404Large Animal Surgery5544345555433
VTE 406Small Animal Obstetrics and Gynaecology II5544345555433
VTE 408Large Animal Obstetrics and Gynaecology II5545345555433
VTE 410Artificial Insemination and Andrology5545345555433
VTE 412Udder Health Control Programs in Dairy Cows5545345555433
VTE 414Small Animal Internal Diseases II5544345555433
VTE 416Large Animal Internal Diseases II5544345555433
VTE 418Forensic Veterinary Medicine4523224544555
VTE 420Veterinary Legislation and Ethics4523225544555
VTE 422Clinical Practice II5555445555544
VTE 900Obligatory Summer Training5555445555544
VTT504Graduation Homework5555445555544
CHC100Cyprus History and Culture             
VTE 141Preparation Techniques of Anatomic Specimens5312133232211
VTE 143Behavioural Sciences3533122522234
VTE 142Dissection and Exenterating in Domestic Mammals5312133232211
VTE 144Microscopy and Tissue Preparation Techniques5333244443333
VTE 146Ecology and Environmental Biology5545243553353
VTE 241Exercise Physiology5333244443333
VTE 243Evolution Biology and Population Genetics5555444443322
VTE 245Exotic Animals5555445555544
VTE 242Veterinary Medicine and Public Relations5121122135555
VTE 244Parasitic Zoonoses5545243553333
VTE 246Biotechnology in Microbiology5545243553333
VTE 248Viral Vaccines5545243553333
VTE 341Hygiene and Sanitation in Food Industry4111542423344
VTE 343Mycology5545243553333
VTE 345Feed Additives, Feed Legislation4354244322334
VTE 347Cat and Dog Breeding4354244322334
VTE 349Clinical Oncology5545243553333
VTE 342Metabolic Relations among Tissues and Organs5545243553333
VTE 344Food Preservation Techniques4111542423344
VTE 346Laboratory Animals4354244322334
VTE 348Physiotherapy for Animals5544345555433
VTE 441Food Microbiology4111542423344
VTE 443Alternative Treatment Methods in Obstetrics and Gynaecology5544345555433
VTE 445Neonatology5544345555433
VTE 447Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Pigs5544345555433
VTE 449Foot Diseases and Shoeing Techniques5544345555433
VTE 451Dental Diseases and Surgery5544345555433
VTE 442Eye Diseases5544345555433
VTE 444Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery5544345555433
VTE 446Diagnostic Imaging Techniques5544345555433
VTE 448Sport Horse Surgery5544345555433
VTE 450Food Safety Management Systems4111542423344
VTE 452Herd Health and Management5544345555433
VTE 454Reproductive Biotechnology5544345555433
VTE 456Cycle Management and Insemination in Horses5544345555433
VTE 458Small Animal Internal Disease Case Reviews5544345555433
VTE 460Large Animal Internal Disease Case Reviews5544345555433
ENG101English I 
ENG102English II 

* 1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Our graduates can find employment or occupation in many different fields:

  1. Private veterinary practices
  2. Private animal hospitals and veterinary clinics
  3. Farm veterinary medicine
  4. Academic career as teaching staff at universities and vocational schools
  5. Companies that import veterinary biological products
  6. Companies that manufacture and import veterinary and human medicines
  7. Companies that sell veterinary and human drugs and vaccines
  8. Companies engaged in pest control
  9. Companies that manufacture and market livestock and veterinary instruments, supplies
  10. Organic agriculture control and certification bodies
  11. Companies that produce, import and sell breeding stock
  12. General directorates of state stud farms and agricultural enterprises
  13. Municipal veterinary medicine
  14. Animal hospitals and hippodromes of the Turkish Jockey Club
  15. Zoos
  16. Animal food production and processing facilities, red meat and poultry processing facilities
  17. Milk processing and sales facilities
  18. Combine, slaughterhouse, cold storage facilities
  19. Private food laboratories
  20. Microbiological research centers (state, private) laboratories
  21. Ready ground meat outlets
  22. Fisheries production enterprises
  23. Fisheries wholesale and retail centers
  24. Feed mills
  25. Embryo and semen production centers
  26. Poultry hatchery and breeding establishments
  27. Raw hide collection centers
  28. Pet and house animals sales, shelter and training centers
  29. Beekeeping centers
  30. Consultancy, program software development, journalism, publication and trade in companies related to veterinary medicine
  31. Other…
Access to Further Studies

Candidates who have successfully completed this program can study in postgraduate doctorate programs, provided that they get a valid grade from the ALES exam and have sufficient foreign language knowledge.

Course Structure Diagram With Course Credits
Exam Regulations & Assessment & Grading

Each student is required to register for the courses at the beginning of the semester. In order to take the end-of-term exam, at least 70% of the theoretical courses and at least 80% of the practical must be attended. In courses with two ECTS credits or more, they are subject to a short quiz, mid-term and final exam. There is no short-announced exam requirement for one ECTS credit courses. The contribution of midterm or midterm and short quiz to the success grade is 40% in total, and the contribution of the final exam is 60%. All exams are evaluated over 100 points. For each course taken at NEU, the student is given one of the letter grades below by the instructor as the semester course grade. Each grade has also its ECTS grade equivalent.

The table below provides the detailed information about the local letter grades, coefficients and ECTS grade equivalents.

49 and belowFF0.0F

*for these ones, the higher grade is applied

In order to be successful in a course, short cycle (associate degree) and first cycle (bachelor’s degree) students have to get a grade of at least DD, second cycle (master's degree) students have to get a grade of at least CC, and third cycle (Ph.D.) students have to get a grade of at least CB to pass a course. For courses which are not included in the cumulative GPA, students need to get a grade of S.

Apart from that, each local grade has it is equivalent ECTS grade which makes it easier to transfer the grades of mobility periods of students. The chart above shows the ECTS grading system at NEU.

Also, among the Letter Grades;

SSatisfactory Completion
PSuccessful Progress
NPNot Successful Progress
NINot included
NANever Attended


Grade of I (Incomplete), is given to students who are not able to meet all the course requirements at the end of the semester or summer school due to a valid justification accepted by the instructor. Students who receive a letter grade “I” must complete their missing course requirements and receive a letter grade within one week following the date the end of semester grades or summer school grades submitted. However, in the event of special cases, this period can be extended until two weeks before the beginning of registration for the next semester, upon the recommendation of the respective Graduate School department head and the decision of that academic unit’s administrative board. Otherwise, grade of “I” will automatically become grade of FF, or grade of U.

Grade of S (Satisfactory) is given to students who are successful in non-credited courses.

Grade of U (Unsatisfactory) is given to students who are unsuccessful in non-credited courses.

Grade of P (Successful Progress) is given to students, who continue to the courses that are not included in the GPA that has a period exceeding one semester, and regularly performs the academic studies for the respective semester.

Grade of NP (Not Successful Progress) is given to students, who do not regularly perform the academic studies for the respective semester for courses that are not included in the GPA and have a period exceeding one semester.

Grade of EX (Exempt), is given to students who are exempt from some of the courses in the curriculum.

Grade of NI (Not included) is issued to identify the courses taken by the student in the program or programs which are not included in the GPA of the student. This grade is reported in the students’ transcripts with the respective letter grade. Such courses are not counted as the courses in the program that the student is registered to.

Grade of W (Withdrawal) is used for the courses that the student withdraws from in the first ten weeks of the semester following the add/drop period, upon the recommendation of his/ her advisor and the permission of the instructor that teaches the course. A student is not allowed to withdraw from courses during the first two semesters of his/ her associate/undergraduate degree program and from those courses he/she has to repeat and received grade “W” before, which are not included in the grade average. A student is allowed to withdraw from two courses at the most during his/ her associate degree study, and four courses during his/her undergraduate study upon the recommendation of the advisor and the permission of the instructor that teaches the course. A student has to take the course that he/she withdrew from, the first semester in which it is offered.

Grade “NA” (Never Attended) is issued by the instructor for students who fail to fulfil the attendance and/or requirements of the course and/or who lose their right to take the end of semester exam because they failed to take any of the exams administered throughout the semester. Grade “NA” is not considered in the average calculations.

Both the ECTS grades and the local grades of the students are displayed on the official transcript of the students.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from this undergraduate program, the students are required;

to succeed in all of the courses listed in the curriculum of the program by getting the grade of at least DD/S with a minimum of 300 ECTS

to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00

to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Mode Of Study

This is a full time program.

Program Director (Or Equivalent)

Prof. Dr. Deniz SEYREK-İNTAŞ, PhD, DVM, (Dean)

Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Near East Boulevard, ZIP: 99138 Nicosia

TRNC Mersin 10 – Turkey

Mobile: + 0533 856 49 12


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