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.
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|
|Guatemala||Uganda (HIV/AIDS Support)|
|India - Delhi||Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh|
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
Information on the program prize and how to enter form part of these conditions of entry. By applying for this scholarship, you agree to be bound by these conditions of entry and all decisions of the program promoter (International Volunteer HQ), which are final in all matters relating to the promotion. The program and these conditions of entry are void where prohibited by law. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be published on the International Volunteer HQ website at www.volunteerhq.org.
The promoter is International Volunteer HQ, 99 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, 4310.
Employees of International Volunteer HQ, STA Travel and World Nomads and their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and members of their immediate families or households, are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.
It is free to apply for the scholarship. One application accepted, per person. Applications will be accepted for previous IVHQ volunteers, as well as for individuals who have not volunteered with IVHQ before. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the closure of applications (19 March 2017 at 7:00pm PST) and hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Scholarship applications will only be accepted via the application form on the www.volunteerhq.org website. The application form must include contact details, along with answers to applicable questions.
The scholarship entries can be submitted from 19 February 2017 at 7:00pm and close on 20 March 2017 at 7:00pm (PST). Applications are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by International Volunteer HQ and International Volunteer HQ records are conclusive as to the time of receipt. All dates are subject to change if necessary in International Volunteer HQ’s discretion.
Between 21 March 2017 and 24 March 2017, International Volunteer HQ’s expert panel of judges will select the recipient of the scholarship. Video Skype interviews may be required to assist in selection.
The successful applicant will receive the following;
- IVHQ Registration Fee and 2-week IVHQ Program Fee
- US$1000 travel credit which can be applied to any product sold by STA Travel
The prize cannot be refunded, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash.
The winner must begin the volunteer program before 30 December 2017.
As part of the scholarship, the recipient must:
- Submit three featured blogs from their volunteer trip (within two months of completing the program) that will be published on International Volunteer HQ’s website and social media channels.
- Post photos of their volunteer trip to Instagram so that we can follow your journey.
The scholarship winner will be notified via email or phone and the winners’ names will be published on the International Volunteer HQ website within 7 days following selection.
If the scholarship winner has not accepted the prize within 7 days, the next best suited applicant will be selected as the scholarship recipient.
No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected submissions or any errors or failures in internet or other communications. International Volunteer HQ reserves the right to cancel or modify the scholarship promotion if, in its sole discretion, the administration of the scholarship promotion is impaired for technical or other reasons beyond its reasonable control and, in such an event, may select the Scholarship recipient from all valid entries received prior to the impairment.
The scholarship recipient will be responsible for covering the costs associated with traveling to the volunteer program, which includes but is not limited to flights (for any amount over the US$1,000 credit provided by STA Travel), visas, vaccinations, criminal background check and spending money.
By entering the scholarship, the entrant consents to being entered into a database and the promoter (International Volunteer HQ) may use this information for future email promotions and marketing purposes, which they can choose to opt out of at any time. Furthermore, competition entrants consent that their emails may be used by any scholarship partners for future email promotions and marketing purposes.
The scholarship winner is also subject to the International Volunteer HQ Terms and Conditions of Service.
Applications for the IVHQ Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship have now closed. We’ll announce the recipient shortly!
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.