Participation in the Design Summit program is secured by your $500 deposit and $3000 program fee. you can find out more about inclusions here.

Students attending the EWB Humanitarian Design Summit program may be eligible for financial assistance through their university. Common methods of funding Design Summit participation include: 

- Self-funding
- OS-HELP Loans 
New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships 
- Other university scholarships and grants

Check the eligibility requirements for specific funding options. Some funding will only be available if the Design Summit counts towards your mandatory work experience or other credit requirements. We have collected below some university-specific information on funding available, however please contact your university’s study abroad or global mobility offices for complete and up-to-date information.

 

NCP GRANT ALLOCATIONS - Winter 2019



A number of universities have received New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants to support students attending a Humanitarian Design Summit program. These grants are available for the following programs and universities:

  • Nepal: Australian National University, Flinders University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, Southern Cross University, 
  • Cambodia: Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, Queensland University of Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Adelaide, Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney
  • Timor-Leste: Swinburne Institute of Technology (Engineering Practice Academy only)

Note on NCP funding: Students from Charles Darwin University, Queensland University of Technology, Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University, Flinders University and Swinburne Institute of Technology must apply for the Design Summit program through their university - not EWB - if they wish to be considered for NCP funding. Self-funded students or students from all other universities are welcome to apply directly to EWB. 

 

UNIVERSITY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION


 

Australian National University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Nepal and Cambodia winter 2019. 
OS-HELP Loan Up to $8,149 See link for application information
For more information on funding, please contact outbound.global@anu.edu.au.
Other university-specific information
To receive an NCP scholarship, your EWB Design Summit must contribute to a non-0 unit course. Options include the Engineering for a Humanitarian Context course or a research project (such as ENGN4200 or an R&D equivalent). Involvement in an EWB Design Summit can contribute to a research project (such as ENGN4200) or your work experience (ENGN3100). This table was last updated 04/02/2019.
For more information on research, please contact Jeremy Smith (jeremy.smith@anu.edu.au).
For more information on work experience, contact the ENGN3100 coordinator Gerard Borg (gerard.borg@anu.edu.au).
 
Central Queensland University 
Financial assistance type  Value Additional Notes
NCP Scholarship $3000  $3000 Available for Nepal and Cambodia winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan   Up to $8,149 See link for application information
Other university-specific information
Apply to EWB to come on the summit and to apply for NCP funding, contact cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au
 
Charles Darwin University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Cambodia winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $8,149 See link for application information
For more information on funding, please contact Susi Bertei (susi.bertei@cdu.edu.au). 
Other university-specific information
Students must apply to CDU to participate in the program. The subject codes CUC106 (Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology) and IPM300 (Industrial Experience) are associated with the Design Summit program. Request an application form from Susi Bertei (susi.bertei@cdu.edu.au). 
This table was last updated 05/02/2019.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

Charles Sturt University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Mobility Grant   $3000 available for Cambodia winter 2019
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998  
For more information and to apply for the above funding, contact Alice Wood, CSU Global mobility officer, 
alwood@csu.edu.au
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 12/3/2019.
Students must apply to CSU to participate in the program. 
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

Curtin University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 Applications close 23/11/18.
For more information on funding, please contact scholarships@curtin.edu.au.
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 2018.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

Federation University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 Applications close 14/09/18.
For more information on funding, please contact studyabroad@federation.edu.au.
Other university-specific information
Students may be able to claim two weeks of professional work placement requirement towards their program completion. This table was last updated 2018.
For more information on work placements, please contact Tanveer Choudhury (t.choudhury@federation.edu.au).

Flinders University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Nepal winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $8,149 Apply by 1/12/19
Flinders University: RA Simpson International Scholarship $500 Apply by 15/10/19
Complimentary Travel Insurance  -  Register via Flinders travel insurance
For more information on funding, please contact lwb@flinders.edu.au.
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 13/02/2019.
For more information on work placements, please contact your university.
 
Macquarie University
Financial assistance type   Value Additional notes
NCP Mobility Grant $3000 Limited number available for Cambodia winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $2000  
For more information on funding, please contact paceinternational@mq.edu.au
Other university-specific information
To receive an NCP Mobility Grant,  students must meet the eligibility requirements including being eligible to enrol in the ENGG400 unit.
This table was last updated 5/03/2019.
 
Monash University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 There are four application deadlines in a 12 month period. The application deadline that applies to you will depend on your overseas program commencement date.
For more information on funding, please contact monash.abroad@monash.edu.
Other university-specific information
The Design Summit program may count towards the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of participants. This table was last updated 1/11/18. 
For more information on CPD, please contact your university.
 
Murdoch University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 See link for application information
For more information on funding, please contact your university.
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 2018.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.
 
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Nepal & Cambodia winter 2019. 
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 See link for application information
RMIT Equity Travel Grant Up to $4000 See link for application information.
Complimentary Travel Insurance  -  Register via Mobi
New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students only. For more information, please contact the Global Experience Office (global.funding@rmit.edu.au).
Other university-specific information
RMIT Engineering students who have been accepted into a program may be eligible to enrol into a Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project course allowing them to accredit their Design Summit experience. This table was last updated 04/02/2019.
For more information on work integrated learning, please contact engineering.wil@rmit.edu.au

Southern Cross University
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998  
NCP Scholarships $3000 Available for Nepal winter 2019.
For more information on funding, please contact Diana Sims at diana.sims@scu.edu.au or SCU International at exchange@scu.edu.au
Other university-specific information
Engineers undertaking the Design Summit are also eligible for 10 days Industrial Training experience per the SCU's criteria. This table was last updated 04/02/2019.
For more information on industrial training or the Design Summit program, please contact Ben Garnock at ben.garnock@scu.edu.au.
 
Swinburne University of Technology
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 See link for application information
NCP Scholarships $3000 Available for Timor-Leste winter 2019.
For more information on funding, please your university. Note Swinburne students must apply to their university, not EWB, for selection for the program. 
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 13/02/2019.
For more information on work integrated learning, please contact your university.

University of Adelaide
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Nepal and Cambodia winter 2019. Apply through GLAS using either appropriate country portal.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 See link for application information
Global Learning Travel Grant $500 Apply through GLAS.
Complimentary Travel Insurance  -  Register via GLAS.
To be eligible for UoA funding, your Design Summit must either count for credit towards your degree or must contribute to course requirements for the Australian course of study in which you are enrolled. Contact your Faculty Advisor to discuss obtaining credit for the program. See the info sheets for stepwise instructions in applying for credit and funding (NCP and non-NCP streams). For more information on funding, contact global.learning@adelaide.edu.au. 
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 04/02/2019.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

University of New South Wales
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan  -  Contact university for more information.
For more information on funding, please contact Fiona Johnson (f.johnson@unsw.edu.au; 9385 9769).
Other university-specific information
UNSW students attending the Design Summit may be eligible to count 80hrs full time to their mandatory Industrial Training requirements. This table was last updated 8th January 2019.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

University of South Australia
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan  Up to $8,149 Contact university for more information.
UniSA Travel Grant  Various See UniSA website for further information on what you may be eligible for
For more information on funding, please contact your university.
Other university-specific information
If you wish to participate in the EWB Design Summit for course credit (or to be eligible for certain funding opportunities), you must be enrolled in an eligible subject prior to departure. Eligible subjects include:
- ENGG 3005 Industrial Experience N
- MENG 3007 Industrial Experience
- ENGG 4006 Work Integrated Learning
Details of the experience must be entered into UniSA’s placement management system InPlace. Applications for course credit after the fact will not be accepted. Contact the ITEE Placement Team for further information at ITEE.Placements@unisa.edu.au. 
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university. This table was last updated 08/01/2019.

University of Technology, Sydney
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Cambodia Winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $8,149 See link for application information
BUILD Equity and Diversity Scholarship various Apply through BUILD portal
BUILD Travel Scholarship $500 - $1000 Apply through BUILD portal
Complimentary UTS Travel Insurance   Apply through BUILD portal
For more information on funding, please contact build@uts.edu.au.
Other university-specific information
Students may be able to use the Design Summit may to count towards their work experience requirements if enrolled in the 41017 Global Mobility A subject. This table was last updated 04/02/2019.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

University of Queensland
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 Available for Nepal winter 2019. Automatically considered when applying to UQ Abroad.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 Apply by 15/09/18
Short-Term Study Travel Grant $1000 Automatically considered when applying to UQ Abroad.
Employability grant $1000 Apply by 15/09/18. Only for students not receiving credit or professional practice.
Complimentary Travel Insurance  -  Automatically covered when applying to UQ Abroad.
Other university-specific information
Engineering students may be eligible for recognition of “professional practice”. Students seeking recognition for professional practice will need to download from the UQ short-term mobility website the Professional Practice Letter (found on each EWB program page).  This Professional Practice Letter must be uploaded to your UQ Abroad Short Term Global Experience Application in lieu of the Application for Credit form. This table was last updated 4/2/2019.
For more information on funding or professional practice recognition, contact uqabroad@uq.edu.au.

University of Western Australia
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,998 See link for application information
Overseas Study Grant   See link for application information
For more information on funding, please contact your university.
Other university-specific information
 This table was last updated 2018.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

University of Western Sydney
Financial assistance type Value Additional notes
NCP Scholarship $3000 APPLY HERE. Available for Cambodia winter 2019.
OS-HELP Loan Up to $7,700 See link for application information
APPLY HERE for NCP scholarships of UWS. For more information on funding, please contact your university
Other university-specific information
This table was last updated 4/2/2019.
For more information on work experience opportunities, please contact your university.

 

Cost breakdown
 


The Humanitarian Design Summit is designed to create a high-quality, mutually beneficial experience for both Summit participants and the communities that host them. Our partnership management, expert staff and strong accountability measures all contribute to a better EWB with the best possible humanitarian outcomes.

Eighty-one percent of your participation fee goes directly toward program expenses. These include: in-country logistics, a professional team of facilitators, community partner liaison, and administrative activities such as risk management and curriculum development.

The remaining 19% of fees are reinvested back into EWB’s wider work. Areas of reinvestment may include works such as the  International Volunteer Program and the EWB Research Program. Please note the breakdown below is a guide only and may vary between individual trips.