EWB Humanitarian Design Summits - Nepal, Cambodia



Applications now open for Summer 2019/20 Design Summits! 

An information session will be held on Monday August 12 2019, 12 - 1pm in  N101 to cover this and other opportunities available.



Engineers without Borders Australia (EWB) Humanitarian Design Summits are 2-week educational study tours to provide students with experience of humanitarian engineering, develop a deeper understanding of human-centred design (HCD) and explore the role of technology in creating positive social change.

EWB Summits can be incorporated into related individual research projects (such as ENGN4200), project work (such as ENGN4221) or as part of the Engineering for a Humanitarian Context course (ENGN3013), which also contributes to the Minor in Humanitarian Engineering.

More information on the Humanitarian Design Summit

Summits for December - February 2019/20 are:

  • Cambodia: 2 - 15 December 2019 & 3 - 16 February 2020

  • Nepal: 3 - 16 February 2020

Domestic students may be eligible for New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding for these Summits and OS-HELP.

How to apply:

Students apply directly to EWB for a place on an EWB Design Summit.  Deadlines are typically 3 months before travel. More information on dates and details will be found in Engineers without Borders Australia (EWB).

All students will then automatically be considered for an NCP scholarship, subject to the eligibility requirements above.


Students must first apply to EWB to be accepted onto a Summit.  Applications to EWB close March 1, 2019.  All students are then automatically considered for an NCP scholarship for relevant countries.  To be eligible for a scholarship students must be:

  • Domestic Student (for NCP purposes)
  • Enrolled in an ANU undergraduate program in at least their 2nd year of study.
  • Able to incorporate the EWB Summit for course credit (such as a research or group project or special topic).
  • Be in good academic standing with ANU and CECS.
  • Have not had a short-term NCP scholarship before.

More information

An information session will be held on Monday August 12 2019, 12 - 1pm in  N101 to cover this and other opportunities available.

Opportunities available at ANU for humanitarian engineering, as well as more information and FAQs are available here.

More information on the new Minor in Humanitarian Engineering commenced in 2019.

For any questions or queries contact Jeremy Smith

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing