2019 International Winter Study Tour

Experience life as an ANU student for two weeks this winter!

Join our 2019 International Winter Study Tour to find out more about life in Canberra and Australia's National University. You will get to study engineering or computer science courses that will give you a competitive edge and accelerate you career.

The details of the 2019 International Winter Study Tour are as follows:

Dates: Sunday 30 June 2019 to Saturday 13 July 2019

Theme: Intelligent Systems for Smart Cities

An intelligent system is a machine with an embedded computer that is connected to a network and has the capacity to gather and analyse data. This data is then used to communicate with other systems and perform specialised tasks that normal machines cannot perform by themselves.

Intelligent systems exist all around us in traffic lights, smart meters, automobiles, airplane control, among a great number of other possibilities. With the rapid shift towards technology and smart cities, intelligent systems are becoming increasingly popular and necessary to facilitate functions without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

In this years' study tour, you will be encouraged to push your boundaries and explore the countless possibilities and uses of Intelligent Systems for smart cities.

Note: This program is non-credit bearing at ANU.


  • Undergraduate students

  • Currently pursuing an academic program at a university or equivalent, that is eligible to transfer into our engineering or computing degrees (related disciplines).

  • Preference given to students from our partner universities

Academic requirements: Students must demonstrate a 'credit' GPA of 5.0/7.0 (or very similar) in order to be eligible for consideration. Please mention your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) or CGPA/GPA in your application..












Cost of the program has been subsidised by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Program Cost: AUD$2,000.

Cost inclusive of

  • Tuition fee

  • Academic activities

  • 14 nights of shared accommodation

  • 11 days of meals (meals not provided on Saturday 6 July, Sunday 7 July & Saturday 13 July)

  • Transport within Canberra

  • Sightseeing and other scheduled social activities

International Travel: Cost does not include air fares, visa application fees or insurance. Students are responsible for the cost of their own round trip air fares, visa and insurance.

Visa information: International students should apply for an Australian visitor visa (note: NOT an international student visa). The short duration and academic status of the Summer School means that it falls under the conditions of a visitor visa, as detailed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

How to apply

Step 1: Please complete the online application form to apply for the 2019 CECS International Winter Study Tour.

Step 2: Once you have completed this application form, email your latest academic transcripts to international.cecs@anu.edu.au by the application deadline; Monday 13 May 2019, 11:59PM AEDT.

Note: When providing your transcript, please include your First Name and Last Name in your email subject line.

Important dates

Application deadline

Friday 19 April 2019, 11:59PM AEDT.

Outcome notification

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 11:59 PM AEDT

Acceptance deadline

Monday 29 April 2019, 11:59 AEDT

Selection basis

Applicants are assessed on the responses to the statement of purpose in addition to their academic transcript.

Program Capacity: 30 students. Up to 5 per ANU College Engineering and Computer Science partner university

Date & time

9am 30 Jun – 5.30pm 13 Jul 2019


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Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing