Nepal Development Program

Program Title: Engineers Without Borders: Nepal Humanitarian Design Summit

Program Location: Nepal or Cambodia

Program Overview:

Over 2 weeks, the Humanitarian Design Nepal Summit provides an opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the role engineering and technology play in creating positive change within communities. Participants will also build an understanding of effective development goals such as participation, empowerment and capacity building.

Program Dates:

  • 30 June - 13 July 2019

Places Available:

A maximum of 7 funded NCP scholarship places.

Open To:

Flinders University students in any discipline. Preference may be given to engineering students.

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 24 2019

NCP Eligibility: 

Students must have completed/been credited at least 36 units of their undergraduate course with a grade point average of at least 4.5 or 18 units of their undergraduate course with a grade point average of at least 5.0 at the commencement of overseas study;

 *Note - preference will be given to students completing an engineering degree.

In order to qualify, students must be an Australian citizen and not have previously received a New Colombo Plan short term grant.


Successful recipients of NCP funding must enrol into the STEM7002 New Colombo Plan – offshore placement topic. *Note - Students must have room in their study plan for this topic in order to receive credit.

Students that are not eligible to receive NCP funding, but are participating in the Summit may also enrol into STEM7002 New Colombo Plan – offshore placement topic if they have room in their study-plan.

Program Fee Costs: 

$3,500 (including a $500 deposit) The program fee covers accommodation (shared twin rooms), all meals, cultural activities, transport, access to project sites and communities, risk and safety, and emergency evacuation plan.

Additional Costs:

Return airfare to Nepal, passport, visa application costs and other associated personal costs.

Financial Assistance:

  • up to 7 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility grants available
  • OS-HELP loans are available up to $8,149
  • Flinders students are eligible to apply online for free international travel insurance.

How to Apply:

There are a few steps to complete, but they can be done concurrently.

Step 1. Consult with your College office before applying, to ensure that you have space in your study plan and will be granted credit for the STEM7002 topic.

    • Create an AskFlinders request by selecting Area>Enrolments and Enrolments Area>Credit from the dropdown fields, and ask:
    • Do I have space within my study plan, and will I receive credit for the topic STEM7002, if I were to participate in the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) program.

Once you have received positive confirmation from your College.

Step 2. Apply directly with Engineers Without Borders via their online application form.

If you are not undertaking the trip as part of your university studies and are not receiving credit or funding, you may apply directly to the EWB site. No engagement with Flinders University will be required.

Further Information:

Learn Without Borders (LWB) team

More details on the Engineers Without Borders Nepal Humanitarian Design Summit can be found on their website.