ISU Space Studies Program
The Space Studies Program (SSP) is an intense nine-week course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. 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.
Each year the SSP convenes in a different location around the world. Moving to a new city and country adds an exciting dynamic as well as new resources and expertise to the program.
The SSP curriculum includes:
- Core Lectures covering fundamental concepts across all relevant disciplines,
- Theme days presenting keys/issues of space with an interdisciplinary approach,
- Hands-on workshops providing practical applications of the concepts presented in the lectures,
- Departmental Activities of the seven SSP departments providing in-depth lectures & workshops, professional visits, and individual research projects,
- Team Projects in which the SSP participants address a relevant space topic as an international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural team.
Future Space Studies Programs
2015: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
2016: to be announced
Applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic and professional qualifications and their achievements, as well as on their proficiency in English. Preference will be given to applicants who are at least 21 years old at the start of the program. Admission decision is made by the ISU Admissions Committee.
Minimum academic qualification for application is to have attended 3 years of studies as a minimum in an accredited university. Information on academic qualification equivalency may be obtained from the ISU Admissions Office.
Tuition & fees
Fees for the SSP 2014 are € 18,000. Payment can also be made in US dollars at the inter-bank exchange rate on the date of payment. This fee includes tuition,accommodation and meals only. Travel costs to and from the host site and medical insurance are not included.
Deadlines for applications and funding
SSP14 applicants need to apply before 31 January 2014 if they wish to be considered for scholarship support, and before 31 March 2014 if they are not in need of financial aid.
All applicants should mark the relevant box on the Confidential Financial Information form of the application. Submitted applications, if complete*, are assessed and funding is allocated depending on availability. The earlier a candidates applies, the greater their chances of obtaining funding through ISU.
*Copies of transcripts plus the two letters of evaluation must also arrive before the deadline.