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  • Locations: Dili, East Timor
  • Program Terms: Summer School, Term 4, Winter School
  • Restrictions: Only Adelaide applicants may apply through GLAS
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter School 2019 30-Jun-2019 ** Rolling Admission 01-Jul-2019 27-Jul-2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third-Party Program Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Funded Places Available: Yes
Program Description:
 
 
Timor Leste
 
 

Thanks to the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan there is funding available for students from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences to visit Timor-Leste with Project Everest and be involved in either their Recycling Solutions or Fuel Assessment programs.


Everest Recycling Solutions 

The Everest Recycling Solutions is a leading example of the social enterprises created by Project Everest to achieve the UN Sustainable Development goals. This program has the aim of reusing, re-purposing recyclable materials and ensuring an effective waste management system exists in Timor Leste. Teams in Timor-Leste have made sales of waste removal and pending industry partnerships to utilise existing infrastructure. 


Fuel Assessment/Rocket Stoves

The Fuel Assessment program explores the use of sustainable fuels in Timor-Leste. In addition to reducing the production of greenhouse gases, more efficient fuel use for cooking and heating can reduce the cost of living and and can improve the health of those who depend on unsustainable and inefficient fuels such as firewood or oil. The aim of this project is to further investigate the issue at the local level, filling in any gaps, formalising the data in the form of a market analysis and continuing to test the proposed Rocket Stove Prototype. View the Fuel Assessment video to see what its all about.
 
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Dates

This program runs over multiple dates: 

Winter School: 1 July - 27 July, 2019

NOTE: the dates of this program clash with the Semester 1, 2019 exam period. Please discuss your eligibility for this program with your Faculty.



Applications

 
  • Students should initially apply directly to Project Everest for the program of their choice through their website and follow their processes and deadlines.
  • Once this is completed, students should then register their intent to participate in this program with the University of Adelaide. This can be commenced by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the top of this page. This will commence an application for faculty approval, and ensure students are covered for free comprehensive travel insurance under the University of Adelaide's travel policy. 
  • Regardless of applications for grants, OS-Help, or any other factors, all students participating in this program must register their experience with the University of Adelaide. 
Students who have missed the University of Adelaide registration deadline should contact Study Overseas.



Funding

Thanks to the New Colombo Plan, eligible students from the Faculty of
Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may receive up to AUD$3,000 to subsidise this program. Please visit the Study Overseas website for New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Eligibility requirements.

Students completing a short program overseas for credit or recognition will each receive AUD$500 thanks to the Global Learning Travel Grant.

Students may also be eligible to apply for an OS-HELP loan of up to AUD$7,998.

Those who are not eligible Engineering students or not eligible for New Colombo Plan scholarships may apply to join the program as self-funded participants.

Travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide to students receiving credit or recognition for this program.




Credit Information

Students undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree are encouraged to participate in this program. Engineering students who would like to present the Humanitarian Design Summit in lieu of 2 weeks of practical engineering experience are advised to contact their School Practical Coordinator and present the following to apply for conditional pre-approval:

 
  • Details of the program - provider, dates, etc.
  • Details of the placement - task, experiences, etc.
  • Any documents that you may have confirming your participation
     
The Practical Coordinator will need to consider the above information and provide you with written conditional approval (email is sufficient) to the following effect:

I can confirm that upon completion of the Project Everest program in Timor-Leste, according to the terms stated above (student name) will be eligible for x units of engineering/general credit towards the 12 week practical experience component required for the BE (Hons) (discipline).

Please provide the conditional approval to the Faculty Office in order for them to approve your application through Study Overseas. The Faculty will then be able to confirm that the practical experience you are undertaking overseas is a compulsory part of your degree necessary for graduation and at least 3 units of the degree remain after the study tour is complete.




Contact and Further Information

For more information about these program please visit the Project Everest website.


For information about credit and academic information, please contact Dr Cristian Birzer.

For more information about registering with the University of Adelaide, please contact Study Overseas.

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