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Admissions Veterinary Medicine

For information regarding application and admission please visit the central admission website of Freie Universität Berlin.

Applications, including those for the university-wide selection procedure, are only to be sent to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung ("hochschulstart"). Please do not send any documents to the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität Berlin.

The selection process does not offer a path for direct applications outside the usual application channels. Documents that are submitted directly will be returned to the sender without being considered.

Applicants who have been designated to us by Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung ("hochschulstart") for the selection process at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität Berlin will receive an invitation to take an aptitude test (the Studierfähigkeitstest) in Berlin. In line with the bylaws governing allocation of study placements in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin (Satzung zur Regelung des Vergabeverfahrens von Studienplätzen), the selection takes place according to the applicant’s qualification level (with the grade on the certificate of general higher education entrance qualification, or Abitur, being the primary factor), the results of a subject-specific aptitude test, and possible successful completion of a vocational training program of at least two years’ duration that is relevant to the proposed course of study.

The written selection test will be held from August 16, 2017 undtil August 23, 2017. You will receive an invitation for a specific date and time to take the test during this period.

Invitations containing the specific information on the date, time, and documents to bring with you to the test will be sent out with seven days’ notice due to scheduling requirements of Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung ("hochschulstart").

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The test is a selection process, consisting of an online questionnaire with 180 questions that you answer on a computer by clicking the answer. It has two parts: one set of questions regarding your personal characteristics, and one on your interests and inclinations. The test is multiple choice and takes about 30 minutes.

The test currently in use was developed by veterinary experts, working in concert with professional analysts who focus on determining an applicant’s gifts and talents. The procedure, which meets the requirements for processes and their use for vocational aptitude assessments (DIN 33430), is not a test of knowledge or intelligence. No preparation is necessary, nor is preparing for the test considered productive. Your test results will be compared against profiles of requirements/reference profiles prepared by veterinary medicine experts from the various veterinary job groups.

How well your profile matches the expert profiles is one of the base factors used to rank applicants, along with your grade on the certificate of general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) and any vocational training program you may have completed.