Available Scholarships

Summer Scholarships

Applications have now closed for the summer scholarships for 2016/17 vacation period. Applications were sought for BIM technologies and 3D printing, Desiccant cooling systems, Green roof design and Energy Management


2017 Solar Decathlon Scholarship Opportunities

Outstanding graduates in disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Social Sciences, Arts and Health are invited to apply to be part of Team UOW Australia-Dubai in the fields or research outlined below. Applicants should complete the online admission form, quoting the relevant scholarship ID. Applicants will be assessed on academic merit and relevant experience. Applicants are required to present their personal research proposal, aligned with the Desert Rose House Vision, as part of their application.

The deadline for all applications is: 0900 AEDT 22 January 2017

About Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018

The Solar Decathlon is an international competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DoE), “challenging university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive". The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency”. The competition started in the US in 2000 and has since been hosted in Europe, China and South America. The first Solar Decathlon Middle East as began in October 2016 with the final competition being held in Dubai in late 2018. It is sponsored by the Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA) and the US DoE. The University of Wollongong is the only Australian University to be selected for the finals where we will compete against 21 other teams from 16 countries.

In 2013 Team UOW competed in the Solar Decathlon China contest in the city of Datong. Their house, The Illawarra Flame, was the first retrofit entry in the history of Solar Decathlons. Of the ten contests in the decathlon, Team UOW won Gold in 5 and Silver in three and took out the top prize overall with a world record score.
To support our entry to SDME2018, the University of Wollongong is offering a range of PhD/MPhil scholarships to be held over the period 2017-2020. We are seeking outstanding candidates to work in a multi-disciplinary research team that is going to solve one of the wickedest problems of the 21st century: How to support our ageing population through world class sustainable architecture, engineering and social policy. Our goal is to design and build a net-zero energy house, named Desert Rose House, that is stylish, affordable, sustainable and one that will grow and adapt to the occupants needs as they continue to age. It will incorporate dementia friendly architecture and technology and will be fully accessible.

The scholarship student roles are:

  • Construction (Structural design and site operations)
  • Architect (Detailed architectural design, interior design, assist with construction)
  • Mechanical Services (HVAC, Solar Power)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power and energy management)
  • Communications coordinator (Sponsorship, internal and external communications)
  • Liveability; dementia; aged care coordinator
  • Innovations coordinator  

For further information and application details please click here


Last reviewed: 11 January, 2017