Students attending the Humanitarian Design Summit program may be eligible for financial assistance through their university’s study abroad or global mobility offices. Students may also be eligible to access OS-Help loans if they meet the eligibility criteria and participation in the Design Summit will contribute to their mandatory work experience or other credit requirements. See specific university information below.

Students from all universities are welcome to apply for the Design Summit programs. Contact your university’s global mobility office for more information on financial assistance available. Self funded students may contact EWB directly.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Allocations

A number of universities have also received New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants to support students attending a Humanitarian Design Summit program. New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant's have been awarded to support students from specified universities attending the following programs:

  • Nepal  December 4th - 17th 2017: Flinders University, University of Queensland.
  • Nepal February 5th - 18th 2018: Central Queensland University, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales.
  • India December 4th - 17th 2017: University of Sydney, Charles Darwin University.
  • India January 8th - 21st 2018: Swinburne University.
  • India February 5th - 18th 2018: Flinders University, Australian National University.
  • Cambodia December 4th - 17th 2017: Charles Sturt University, University of Technology Sydney.
     

Australian National University 

Students may be eligible OS-Help loans. A number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants may also be available to eligible students in January or February summits.  Please apply to the Design Summit program through this website and you will then be contacted to assess eligibility for the grants.

Charles Darwin University

A number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants may be available to eligible students for the India program. Students meeting requirements may also be eligible for OS-HELP. Please apply directly to CDU, contact susi.bertei@cdu.edu.au for more information.

Charles Sturt University

A number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants may be available to eligible students for the Cambodia program. Please apply directly to CSU, contact agoncher@csu.edu.au for more information.

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

Students may be eligible for an OS-Help loan if the Design Summit will count towards their Work Experience requirements. Please begin your OS-Help loan application at the same time as applying on this website to ensure you are able to access the loan in time. 

Federation University

The students attending Design Summit may be eligible for an OS-Help loan and claim two weeks of professional work placement requirement towards their program completion. For more information on this, please contact Tanveer Choudhury (t.choudhury@federation.edu.au). Please begin your OS-Help loan application at the same time as applying on this website to ensure you are able to access the loan in time. 

Monash University

Monash students may be eligible for an OS-Help Loan if counting the Design Summit towards their Continuous Professional Development requirements.

Murdoch University

Students may be eligible OS-Help loans if counting the program towards Professional Practice requirements. A number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants are also be available to eligible students for the Cambodia program.  Please apply to the Design Summit program through this website and you will then be contacted to assess eligibility for the grants.

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide students may be eligible for a $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants for the India summits in January or February of 2018.  University of Adelaide students must register through both this website and the Global Learning Application System (GLAS). For more information contact short.programs@adelaide.edu.au

University of New South Wales 

UNSW students attending the Design Summit may be eligible to count 80hrs full time to their mandatory Industrial Training requirements. If UNSW students are counting the Design Summit towards their mandatory Professional Engineering Requirements they may be eligible for an OS-help loan. Furthermore, several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants (NCP) are available to eligible Engineering students who participate in the 2018 Nepal Humanitarian Design Summits.

University of Queensland

Several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants (NCP) are available to eligible Engineering students who participate the Nepal Design Summit. You must meet UQ Abroad eligibility criteria, Apply to UQ Abroad and be approved to receive professional practice recognition for their experience. You may also be eligible for other financial assistance through the UQ Abroad. Please apply directly through this website and to UQ Abroad to be considered for the grant.

University of Sydney

University of Sydney students who wish to attend the Humanitarian Design Summit need to apply directly to the university. Several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants (NCP) are available to eligible Engineering students who participate in the December India Humanitarian Design Summit. Eligible students undertaking the Humanitarian Design Summit may be eligible for OS-Help Loans if they satisfy the criteria, and can use the program to count towards their practical experience requirements if they are enrolled in the ENGG4000 subject. Please contact Emmeline Yeo at emmeline.yeo@sydney.edu.au for application and more information.

University of Technology Sydney 

Eligible UTS Students undertaking the Humanitarian Design Summit may be eligible for OS-Help Loans if students are using the program to count towards work experience requirements or are enrolled in the 41017 Global Mobility A subject.  Please apply through the EWB website in the first instance.

University of Western Australia 

Successful applicants for the program may be eligible to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. Submit an application by UWA deadlines to be considered. Australian citizen, undergraduate students may also be eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant of $3000. Submit a Study Abroad Scholarship application here to be considered for this.

Queensland University of Technology

Students may be eligible for OS-Help Loans if the program will count towards their work experience requirements. QUT students will need to apply for the program diretcly through QUT.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

RMIT students may be eligible for OS-HELP or Equity Travel Grants (both are subject to eligibility). Students must apply to EWB for a place on a Design Summit prior to applying for funding at RMIT. Engineering students may be able to count the Design Summit towards meeting mandatory work experience requirements, for queries please contact Eva Cheng (eva.cheng@rmit.edu.au).

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University students may be eligible for a $3,000 New Colombo Plan scholarship. Students may also be eligible for OS-Help Loans. Please contact Roslyn White, rwhite@swin.edu.au and Register Your Interest for more information. Please apply to Swinburne in the first instance, not through the EWB website.

All other universities

These programs have been specifically designed to contribute to your university’s professional work experience requirements. If your attendance on the Design Summit contributes to your university's mandatory work experience requirement you may be eligible for an OS-Help Loan to cover your program costs. Some universities also offer scholarships for students attending programs that develop leadership capabilities. Please get in contact with your Study Abroad office and faculty to see what options are available.

 

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.