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  • Locations: Cremona, Italy; Grantham, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter School
  • Budget Sheets: Winter School
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Program Description:
Vet Entrep - non-PG 16-01-20

Offered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this 3-unit elective for graduates working in the veterinary sector and DVM III students, is organised by Dr Adele Feakes. The elective is based on participation in entrepreneurship and opportunity assessment intensive learning activities focussing on the veterinary sector.  The course will consist of many days learning and applying skills in opportunity evaluation for growth and development in the veterinary sector.
The trip in 2020 will primarily be based at Grantham, UK, and also Cremona, Italy.

The elective/intensive course includes the student undertaking real mini-business audits based on the framework used the UK based marketing consultancy firm, Onswitch Ltd, attending two sector specific customer experience and marketing conferences and if time, visiting our sister university, Nottingham University for a social visit. The trip provides students with an opportunity to get a better understanding of the veterinary sector, in two other countries. Days will be very long and the experiences memorable.

For postgraduate participants, please apply as soon as possible, as there are three places available. Once filled, no further applications will be considered.  Final date to apply by is Monday 6th January (should places be available) with full payment due by 15th January 2020. 



This program is anticipated to run from Sunday 7 June to Friday 26 June, 2020 (during rotation 4 of the DVM3 timetable).  

The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The School governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.

Program Fee
Program fee for this study tour is AUD $4,000. Follow the link for the full program fee cost breakdown.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. Final costs, and information on the cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your School.

DVM3 Elective students: Please note that University of Adelaide tuition costs will be charged for the enrolled course VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic. This is in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.

Non-award Post Graduate students: Please note that University of Adelaide tuition costs will be charged for the enrolled course SCIENCE 7550 - Science International INTENSIVE/STUDY TOUR (PG) semester 1. This is in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.

Students are also required to book and pay for their own international flights and any associated visa costs.

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may be able to access up to AUD $6,791 (non-Asia) from an OS-HELP loan.
Please note that there will be a limited number of OS-Help Loans available in 2020, and some applicants may not be eligible for an OS-Help Loan. OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once approved, it can take 3-4 weeks for approved students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program. The Legal and Risk Branch travel insurance page contains all relevant information regarding the University's travel insurance policy, including cover for private travel. If you have any further questions about travel insurance, you should contact the Legal and Risk Branch

Please note that students may need to pay the study tour program fee, international flights and visa costs up-front before financial assistance is processed by the University. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive financial assistance. 

Eligibility and Selection

The tour is limited to twelve students. A minimum of six students is required for the study tour to go ahead.

DVM3 Elective students only: you must be eligible to enrol in the following course VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic.

Non-award Post Graduate students: you must be eligible to enrol in the following course SCIENCE 7550 - Science International INTENSIVE/STUDY TOUR (PG) semester 1. 

Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
  • Applicant’s GPA
  • Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed (as specified on the applicant’s University transcript)
  • Additionally, non-award post-graduate students should supply evidence of their interest or background in the veterinary sector (B2C), or a sector that services the veterinary sector (e.g. B2B), a CV, an example assignment, journal paper, industry report and/or a link to an e-portfolio or work you have authored, and a one page letter about why you wish to undertake the study tour.

The Faculty of Sciences will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit or eligibility for non-award enrolment. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.

After the Faculty of Sciences has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.

Application and Deadlines

Check eligibility against criteria above.

Create your application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.

Deadline for application submission: Applications closed for DVM3 students on 04 November, 2019.
Applications close for non-award PG students on 06 February, 2020.

Upon selection
, participants will be required to:
  • Pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD $750 within 14 days of notification of selection for this study tour program.
  • DVM3 students must enrol in VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic 2020. Upon passing the assessments, students will receive 3 units of credit (upon passing the assessments).
  • Non-award students must enrol in SCIENCE 7550 - Science International INTENSIVE/STUDY TOUR (PG) semester 1 2020. Upon passing the assessments, students can apply for credit for this course, if they enter into a program in the future, as the course will be listed on their transcript.
  • Make program payments prior to the study tour (required for accommodation part payments and conference registrations) with the final due in February.
  • Ensure your passport is up to date, any visa requirements are met, you have travel insurance, and a laptop computer suitable for the course.
    Purchase your own air tickets to enable you to arrive either late Saturday 6 June or by 4pm Sunday 7 June, in Grantham, UK. 

Further Information

For more information about the study tour, please contact Dr Adele Feakes,, or Kiralee Vincent,
For more information about applications, OS-HELP funding, insurance, and other details, please contact Study Overseas,