World Veterinary Association (WVA) Scholarship Program

World Veterinary Association (WVA) Scholarship Program
World Veterinary Association (WVA) Scholarship Program

World Veterinary Association (WVA)  Scholarship Program. Applications are now open to interested individuals who wish to apply for this ongoing program. See how to apply and other details below.

MSD Animal Health and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) are delighted to announce the 2022 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program which is dedicated to veterinary students from four world regions.


WVA and MSD Animal Health 2022 Scholarship has been launched for veterinary students from four world regions (Latin America, Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Oceania) to enhance their academic experience.

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The World Veterinary Association is a federation representing more than eighty veterinary medical associations around the world. Its objective is to promote animal health and welfare and the realisation that animals and man live interconnected lives. It works on behalf of its member organisations with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health and others to further the interests of animals, humans and the environment we all live in.


Dr John Gamgee, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at the Dick Veterinary College, Edinburgh invited other veterinary academics and veterinarians from Europe to a meeting at Hamburg, Germany in July 1863. This later became known as the World Veterinary Congress and was attended by 103 veterinarians from ten countries.


The objective of the meeting was to coordinate the response to rinderpest and other epizootic diseases. At the sixth such congress in Budapest, Hungary in 1906, a permanent committee was set up to provide an organisational link between the congresses, and at the sixteenth congress in Madrid, Spain, in 1959, it was determined to form the World Veterinary Association (WVA).

World Veterinary Association (WVA) Scholarship Program
World Veterinary Association (WVA) Scholarship Program


At the same congress, a decision was taken to also set up the International Association of Small Animal Specialists, for organisations representing small animal practitioners, and this had its first meeting two years later in London.By the twenty-fifth congress in Yokohama, Japan, in 1995, there were over ten thousand participants representing 82 countries.



Aim and Benefits of WVA Scholarship Program

  • Sucessful applicants would be awarded USD$2,500 each


  • WVA Scholarship Program Courses
  • Veterinary medicine


Requirements for WVA Scholarship Program Qualification

  • Not a recipient of any previous MSD Animal Health/WVA scholarship.
  • Citizen of one of the countries under the grant coverage: Latin America, Africa, North Africa/Middle East and Asia/Oceania.
  • Currently registered for the academic year 2022-2023 at a recognized school of veterinary medicine in the country.
  • Have completed all first-year exams.
  • Registered in the second – or third-year year of the program (or equivalent if the program is longer than 4 years).
  • First and last year students are not eligible candidates for this scholarship program.



Interview date, Process and Venue for WVA Scholarship Program

The announcement of the selected students will be published by 26-29th April 2023 during the World Veterinary Association Congress in Taipei, Taiwan.


Application Deadline

November 1, 2022



How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Veterinary Association (WVA) on to apply

For more details, visit WVA website