EWB Humanitarian Design Summits - Nepal, Cambodia


Applications now open for Winter 2020 Design Summits! 


Engineers without Borders Australia (EWB) Humanitarian Design Summits are two-week educational study tours. These tours allow students to experience 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: EWB Humanitarian Design Summit.

Summits for the winter period are:

  • Cambodia: 29 June - 12 July 2020

  • Nepal: 29 June - 12 July 2020

  • Timor Leste Engineering Innovation Study Tour*: 29 June - 12 July 2020 *Limited places available for non-Swinburne university students

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

How to apply

Students can apply directly to EWB for a place on an EWB Design Summit. Applications close 22 March. More information on dates and details will be found from Engineers without Borders Australia (EWB).

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


Students must first apply to EWB to be accepted onto a Summit. Applications to EWB close 22 March 2020. All students are then automatically considered for a New Colombo Plan (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 second 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 to cover this and other opportunities available - watch this space.

More information:

For any questions or queries, contact Dr Jeremy Smith.

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing