Student centre

Find out about the British Veterinary Association (BVA) student centre

This section has four areas

  • student travel grants, grants available to support undergraduates visiting less developed countries
  • post graduate funding, sources of funding to study veterinary medicine as a second degree or for post graduate veterinary research
  • student survey, the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) uses the survey to keep up to date on student matters
  • useful student links, including recruitment, welfare and travel information

Other student membership benefits

Free student insurance

As part of the BVA membership package, students receive free extramural studies (EMS) insurance. That is, free personal accident, liability and hospital cash insurance package for all student members of BVA whilst involved in curricular activities. More information

EMS guides

We have produced EMS guides as a resource for both student and practitioner, raising awareness of the numerous issues to consider in order for everyone to get the most from the EMS experience.

Young Vet Network

As a student member in your final year, we introduce a free support initiative, the Young Vet Network (YVN), into your membership package.

The YVN aims make those first years outside university that little bit easier.

Association of Veterinary Students

The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) is a specialist student division of BVA. AVS is the representational body for all vet students across the UK and Ireland. The AVS committee is made up of student representatives from each of the UK and Ireland Vet Schools.

International Veterinary Students' Association

Support from BVA means all UK vet students are members of the International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA). There currently are over 35,000 student members from 50 countries.

Student exchange programmes are available.

Not in this section?

If there is anything not featured in this section which you would like to see included, contact membership@bva.co.uk