The International Space University's (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP), an intense two-month professional development course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines, is a unique educational experience.
The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network comprising the program’s alumni, faculty members and visiting lecturers.
Through the exchange of ideas and information, this network has been successful in advancing projects in such areas as disaster warning and mitigation systems, human health enhancement using space technologies, and has even significantly contributed to the creation of a national space agency.
Each year the SSP is held in a different location across the globe. Moving to a new city and country adds an exciting dynamic as well as new resources and expertise to the programme.
SSP22 will have a hybrid format:
SSP Admissions Requirements
Applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic and professional qualifications and their achievements, as well as on their proficiency in English. The decision on admission is made by the ISU Admissions Committee.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, including 3 years of studies as a minimum, awarded by an accredited university. Information on academic qualification equivalencies may be obtained from the ISU Admissions Office.
Under exceptional circumstances, appropriate professional experience in fields relevant to the main academic content of SSP could be considered by the Admissions Committee as contributing to achieving the equivalence of the required academic qualification.
Preference is given to applicants holding higher academic degrees and to applicants with professional experience in industry, government agencies or academic institutions.
The full fees for SSP22 onsite (taking place in Oeiras, Portugal from 27 June to 26 August 2022) are EUR 18,500. The fees for the online version of SSP22 are EUR 9,500.
This fee is inclusive of tuition, accommodation and meals for SSP22 onsite (and tuition only for SSP22 online). Travel to and from Oeiras and medical insurance are not included.
SSP22 applicants in need of financial aid should apply online on the ISU website and send the requested documents (grade transcripts, diplomas if any and reference letters) to email@example.com by 31 January 2022. After that date remaining scholarships will be granted until they run out. SSP22 applicants not in need of financial aid may apply until 30 April 2022.
If you are applying for the online version of SSP22, please mention it in your application (in the essay or in the additional information section).