Opportunities

Scholarships

MSD and FVE/WVA Scholarship

$5,000 scholarships to be awarded to 36 European veterinary students and 41 students from Latin America, Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Oceania.

IVSA Scholarship Grant

You have the chance to win one of the THREE €1000 scholarships to fund your internship. Check the requirements and application steps by clicking on the logo above!

WVA/Ceva Animal Welfare Student Award

Do you know someone who has made a genuine positive impact on animal welfare in their community? World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale have created awards to celebrate those positive impacts in the veterinary community, and one of them is designed for a student!

FECAVA IVC Student Travel Scholarship

Attend a scientific program made up of over 50 different streams and network with the world’s leading small animal veterinarians! Get free student delegate registration for the forthcoming WSAVA Congress/FECAVA EuroCongress 2020 and 300 Euros to help with travel and accommodation expenses.

BSAVA 2020 International Scholarship



Each year BSAVA runs its International Scholarship which offers four places to its annual congress. Registration, accommodation, access to the evening events are included and some travel costs will be reimbursed.

Volunteering Programs

WSAVA Volunteering Program


Since a couple of years we have had a volunteer programme in place that gives the opportunity to 50 students around the world to attend a high level event and network with participants of the WSAVA Congress.This is an opportunity with a lot of benefits, including attending the congress with over 50 different lecture streams for free.

London Vet Show Volunteering Program

London Vet Show is Europe's premier two day, conference-led exhibition for veterinary professionals, run in association with the globally recognised Royal Veterinary College and the British Veterinary Association. Over 450 exhibitors and 5600 vet professionals attended the London Vet Show 2018! In partnership with IVSA, the call for student volunteers of the London Vet Show is open! 

BEVA Student Steward Program

Would you like to attend one of the largest equine veterinary congresses in the world for free?
As a student steward of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), you can attend the congress for free and BEVA will provide you with accommodation and meals. You will also get up to £350 reimbursed for travel expenses! Only 5 spots are available through IVSA.

Vet Festival


Vet Festival is the only CPD event where learning, fun and the fresh outdoors come together – as one delegate put it “It’s CPD with the feel good factor!” . You look after the animals and VET Festival looks after you. You will leave the event inspired, re-invigorated and bursting with new found knowledge. Get free registration to Vet Festival in exchange for helping out with the CPD portion of the event!

Internship Opportunities

WFPHA Internships

WFPHA offers a unique environment for an unpaid internship for students in international health and development. Interns are given substantial responsibility for performing activities such as researching and writing articles for the newsletter, establishing contact with health and development NGOs around the world, planning international conferences, and fundraising.

OIE Internship Program

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) offers an internship in the Communication Unit. The intern will support the work of the OIE Communication unit, and will be responsible for implementing the OIE Communication strategy towards veterinary students, notably by working in partnership with the International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA), and increasing the visibility of the OIE as well as of its communicstion campaigns among veterinary students. Click on the logo above for more information.

FVE Internship

The intern will allow all the day-to-day work of FVE such as following dedicated working groups on medicines or animal welfare, support us with communication (website, social media), preparation meetings and preparation dossiers. Basically, she/he will be a full member of our 5 person team. Depending on her/his interest, a specific dossier can also be chosen and followed. Some interns used this as part of their thesis.

Sponsor/Partner Opportunities

Purina BetterwithPets Prize

For the second year, the Purina BetterwithPets Prize embarks on a search across more countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa for initiatives and ideas working to harness the mutual positive power of the pet-human bond for the health and wellbeing of society. Winning innovation(s) will be selected to receive up to CHF 100,000 funding to develop the initiative.

VetPD Programs


VetPD’s speakers and instructors are hand-picked world-renowned experts in their fields, openly addressing the lecture topics with a high level of practical clinical relevance and by encouraging interactive discussions. They are happy to share their experiences, successes as well as failures, address ‘grey zone topics’ and share invaluable practical tips and tricks during the small-group sessions.

IVC Graduate Academy

You've written essays, you've passed exams. Now it's time to be a vet. To do exactly what you've trained for. Our Graduate Academy will help you do just that, thanks to a structured CPD programme and access to fantastic mentors.

EAEVE and IVSA: Student Involvement in Faculties’ Accreditation

Do you want to be involved in the visitation and accreditation of veterinary faculties all over Europe? You can do so by being a part of ESEVT, the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training, with EAEVE.

Other Opportunities

Fear Free

Brief overview of the certification course: It is worth 9 hours of CE and takes around that time to complete. It is 8 modules long with a 20 question quiz at the end of each module that you must receive 80% or better in order to move forward. The course covers concepts and techniques that would be implemented in practice to help alleviate fear and anxiety in pets and many more!

Vet X Student Ambassador

VetX wants to give the opportunity to ten members of IVSA who are 4th or 5th year students to become members of the VetX Community. As a student ambassador you will receive a fully funded place on the course for 12 months, plus a hard copy of Dr. Dave’s book ‘So You Think You’re A Vet’, one of our awesome beanies (vegan friendly!) and a VetX laptop sticker.


Plumb's Veterinary Drugs

Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs delivers the most trusted veterinary drug resource in a digital and mobile-friendly format. Subscribers get instant access to continually updated information on dosing, drug interactions, adverse effects, and more online or through the mobile app. Learn about the discounts you can get as a student.