5 x $2 500 to help fund your overseas placement
Wherever your destination, FutureFocus is designed for you to get the most out of your overseas placement.
Planning an overseas placement may seem daunting, but we’re here to support you on your journey. Developed exclusively for medical and dental students, the FutureFocus grants will enable five students the opportunity to undertake an overseas placement so that their commitment to helping others can be realised.
The FutureFocus grant includes:
- $2 000 to put towards your travel costs
- $500 to spend on the community you're visiting
- A GoPro camera so you can document your unique experience
Applications have now closed
Keep an eye out in May for the launch of our 2019 FutureFocus grant.
Find out about our 2018 grant recipients:
Third-year Newcastle University medical student, Riashad Monjur, is one of our 2018 grant recipients and travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to undertake his ‘Health Equity Selective’ placement at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research.
During his time, he was able to expand his learning through first-hand experience in dealing with some of the region’s most complex public health challenges.
Read the full account of Riashad's journey >
Richard Huynh, a dental student from the University of Queensland has returned from his two week placement in Da Nang, Vietnam where he joined the staff at East Meets West, assisting in their humanitarian outreach program to improve the oral health of teachers and students at Dong Phu Primary School.
Continue reading to hear all about his experience first hand, as he and the team transformed the school hall into a functional dental outreach centre, treating 794 patients during his two week placement.
Read the full account of Richard's journey >
Fifth-year UNSW medical student Caroline Lee is one of BOQ Specialist’s FutureFocus recipients and travelled to Myanmar to undertake a placement with Medical Action Myanmar, a non-government organisation dedicated to providing healthcare to the poorest people in the area.
During her time, Caroline documented her journey, recounting her first-hand experience in what she describes as an ‘incredibly eye opening opportunity'.
Read the full account of Caroline's journey >
Click here to learn more about our 2017 FutureFocus grant recipients.
Even if you don’t receive a grant, you can still access funds to help undertake an overseas placement with our Student Banking Package.