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IVHQ Scholarships

Find out about IVHQ Scholarships

At International Volunteer HQ, we’re proud to support medical students and professionals to broaden and enhance their perspectives of global health, while providing vital support to underserved communities around the world.

Applications are now open for the IVHQ Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship offers the opportunity to participate on a 2-week medical volunteer abroad placement in the destination of the recipient’s choice. The scholarship includes a US$1000 flight voucher from STA Travel, as well as a comprehensive volunteer travel insurance package from World Nomads. The registration fee and volunteer program fee will be covered by IVHQ.

Medical volunteer abroad placements are available with IVHQ in various healthcare fields, including general medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, speech therapy, psychiatry, lab technology, midwifery, paramedics, radiology, and more. The scope of volunteer work depends on your specific experience and qualification levels, and you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with local healthcare professionals, as well as other international volunteers.

Our all-inclusive medical volunteer placements provide students and professionals with comprehensive pre-departure support services and training, as well as in-country program orientations, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.

Win a medical volunteer scholarship

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

The scholarship is open to anyone of any nationality pursuing a career in healthcare, medicine or nursing. This includes pre-med and pre-nursing students, those studying in a healthcare-related field or qualified professionals.

Where are volunteer medical placements available?

Argentina Peru - Cusco
Bali - Lovina (Healthcare Education) Peru - Lima
Bali - Ubud (Healthcare Education) Sri Lanka
Costa Rica Tanzania
Ghana Uganda
Guatemala Uganda (HIV/AIDS Support)
India - Delhi Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Nepal Zambia

Win a medical volunteer scholarship with IVHQ

What is the scholarship selection criteria?

We’ve invited a group of judges with first-hand experience in medical volunteering abroad to select a recipient for this scholarship. In selecting the scholarship recipient, the judges will be considering the following areas, based on the responses you provide in the application form:

  • Your existing experience and personal attributes and how these would translate to a medical placement abroad
  • Your motivations for pursuing a career in medicine and as a medical volunteer abroad
  • Your interpretation of how a medical placement abroad will impact your immediate or long-term goals within your chosen field

Applications for the IVHQ Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship have now closed. We’ll announce the recipient shortly!

Supported by STA Travel and World Nomads

Throughout the year, IVHQ’s Scholarships give multiple recipients the opportunity to experience and contribute to an IVHQ program of their choice for 2 weeks. These scholarships include:

  • Teach and Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
  • Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
  • Travel Blogger Scholarship
  • Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

To be notified of future scholarship opportunities, enter your details here.

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