Empowering veterinary students with the IVC Evidensia EMS Bursary

We know how daunting it can be to complete the Extra Mural Studies (EMS) required by your university. We are breaking down barriers to accessing the best possible placement for you with our new IVC Evidensia EMS Bursary. The bursary offers financial support to allow for more choice when deciding where to go for placement. We are delighted to confirm a continued investment of £250,000 in EMS bursaries for students like you.

We are committed to developing the next generation of skilled and experienced veterinary surgeons. In addition to supporting your clinical development while on placement in our practices, including Vets Now, across the UK, this bursary will remove financial barriers that may prevent you from following your dreams and gaining the experience that you desire.

Applications will be open to all veterinary students undertaking clinical EMS, from third to final year, in an IVC Evidensia practice (including Vets Now) that is either already arranged or to be confirmed. Those demonstrating financial hardship will be prioritised.

The IVC Evidensia EMS bursaries will be released in three stages during 2024 the end of February, at the end April and at the end of June. This will allow for multiple application deadlines and ensure students have every opportunity to apply.

Please note EMS placements are only for those already studying to be a vet at university.

How does it work?

If you're interested in applying for our IVC Evidensia EMS Bursary follow these steps:
  • Confirm your EMS placement

    To qualify for support from our EMS Bursary you will first be required to secure an EMS placement with an IVC Evidensia practice across the UK. If you would like further information on securing an EMS placement you can find out more here

  • Complete your EMS Bursary Application

    Confirmed your EMS placement? the next step is to complete your IVC Evidensia Bursary application.

    ​Tell us about yourself – your ambitions and aspirations and what you hope to achieve from your EMS placement. How will the support of the bursary programme allow you to further your career aspirations?

  • Application complete

    All EMS bursary applications will be reviewed by the IVC Evidensia EMS Bursary board and bursaries awarded mid-February and the end of April and June of 2024. Decisions on bursary award will be made 4 weeks from closure of applications (29 February, 30 April and 30 June).

    It is important to note on your application your EMS placement dates. 

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, all applications to our EMS bursary scheme must be undertaken within one of our IVC practices across the UK and Ireland. 

If you are yet to confirm your EMS placement, you can apply for an EMS placement at IVC Evidensia here
We are committed to removing financial barriers to veterinary students in accessing clinical EMS placements. That's why those who demonstrate financial hardship will be given priority in awarding EMS bursaries. You may be asked to provide supplementary documentation of your student finance award. 
The IVC Evidensia bursary scheme will award bursaries in three phases throughout the year: in February, April and June. If your application has been successful you will recieve notification of your award within 4 weeks of applications closing. Closing dates for each phase of the scheme will be published here. 

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