IVC Evidensia

Ethnic Diversity Scholarship Scheme

A new scholarship scheme aimed at improving diversity within the veterinary industry.

Committed to supporting people from ethnic backgrounds

We believe in a level playing field for all in the veterinary industry, which is why we have launched our Ethnic Diversity scholarship scheme.

This commitment will be focused on investing in and supporting people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to start their career as a veterinary professional. Our Scholarship programme is part of our wider commitment to supporting ethnic diversity across the veterinary professions and within our business.

Successful candidates will be awarded an annual grant, mentoring from our Ethnic Diversity scholarship board members and a support network to help them through their studies.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the application form telling us about your interests and experience of the veterinary industry and why we should consider you for our Ethnic Diversity scholarship scheme.
  2. We will then be in touch to discuss your application and what the next steps of the process are.

Get in touch

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, just send us an email: ethnicdiversity@ivcevidensia.com. We’ll aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for me to apply?

You must be a UK or EU citizen who self identifies as being from the BAME community and who is applying to enter one of the UK or ROI veterinary schools in the autumn 2021 intake. The financial background of your family will be taken into account during the application process and priority will be given to those who are eligible for maintenance loans.

When can I apply to the scheme?

Applications for students hoping to start their veterinary progress in autumn 2021 will open on February 1st 2021 and close on April 30th.

In subsequent years, the application process will be brought forward – please check this website in summer 2021 for details on when the application window for our 2022 intake will open.

What funding will I be entitled to?

Successful scholars will receive £5000 per annum for the 5 (or 6 for Cambridge) years of the veterinary degree programme. This will be paid in 4 equal instalments through the year and can be used to support living or travel expenses.

Do I need to be based in the UK to apply?

You need to be a UK or EU citizen who has applied to study at one of the UK or ROI veterinary schools.

Already studying at university or just finished?

Whether you’re studying to become a vet or have recently completed your degree, we offer EMS placements and run a Graduate Academy at a variety of practices across the UK.

A passion for growing our diverse veterinary community

Listen to our colleagues talk about their experience of the importance of ethnically diverse representation in the veterinary industry and how the Scholarship Scheme aims to help.

David Charles
Farm Vet at Scarsdale Vets

Sayaka Okushima
Anaesthetist Specialist at Pride Referral Hospital