FutureFocus Grant
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

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 17 September 2018.  

Find out about previous 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. 

Our Student Banking Package includes an everyday bank account with an optional overdraft facility and a Platinum credit card packed with rewards and benefits. 

Find out more


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To be eligible for a FutureFocus Grant, you must be enrolled in 2018 in a medical or dental degree at a recognised Australian university and intend to undertake either an elective or voluntary placement in a developing community or country outside of Australia between 1 October 2018 and 1 October 2019. Applications open on 11 May 2018 and must be received no later than 5:00pm AEST on Friday 31 August 2018. Successful applicants will be notified via phone and email by Friday 14 September 2018 and will receive their grant (in the form of a cheque and the GoPro camera) by Friday 21 September 2018. Full terms and conditions can be viewed here
Please email 
futurefocus@boqspecialist.com.au if you have any questions relating to these grants.