We recommend that applicants undertake their own fundraising efforts to increase their chances for enrollment at ISU. Here are some tips:

  • Start with non-governmental sources and foundations; they are more likely to give you financial support to attend ISU. Funding is more likely to come in small amounts and from a number of sponsors, than from one sponsor. Another possibility is to approach newspapers, magazines, and community organizations and offer to write an article or give a talk about your experiences in return for an agreed sponsorship amount.
  • Some students attending ISU are sponsored by their employers. Others obtain sponsorship from companies, government agencies or international organizations, educational foundations, etc. In some countries, the ISU National Liaison may be able to advise applicants (their citizens only). Some financial organizations offer loans at low interest rates to promising young professionals. Applicants are encouraged to investigate all possibilities available to them.

The following are links to potential sponsors and various institutions with whom you may be eligible for scholarships or loans if you fit their criteria (but please note that there is no guarantee, and that some grants that were given in the past may not exist any more). We encourage you to visit their websites for further details.

SSPI Scholarships available for students in fields related to satellite technology

French Embassy Scholarships available in your country of residence can possibly be granted for studying in France. Contact your nearest French Embassy (in your place of residence). Scholarships available to all citizenships

EGID - Eiffel Scholarships available for applicants coming from emerging countries. Deadline for applying through ISU: 6 January

Rotary Club Scholarships available to all citizenships

Lions Club Scholarships available to all citizenships

The World Meteorological Organization "Voluntary Cooperation Program" available for applicants coming from emerging countries through the Direction of the Meteo organization of your country of residence. Scholarships available to all citizenships

Zonta International Foundation Scholarships available to women from all citizenships

Centennial Scholarship Fund Royal Aeronautical Society Scholarships available to all citizenships

ISSF Graduate Student Fellowship Program Scholarships available to applicants studying at a university located in a member country participating in the International Space Station

Toptal Scholarships for Women: Toptal® is awarding $10,000 and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world.


The Austrian space industry association (AUSTROSPACE) For Austrian citizens only

Styria Government For Austrian citizens only

The Schmiedl Foundation- Graz For Austrian citizens only


Fondation Belge de la vocation For Belgian applicants only


Canadian Students Loans

Ontario Student Support Branch Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Manitoba Student Financial Assistance Department of Education and Training

Alberta Students Finance Alberta Learning Information Service

Newfoundland Student Aid Division Department of Education Thompson Student Centre

British Columbia Student Aid Branch Advanced Education, Training and Technology

Quebec Student Financial Assistance Programs Ministère de l'éducation


Baxter & Alma Ricard Foundation for Canadians French speaking citizens only

University of Alberta - Education Abroad For Alberta University students only

CRESTech, a division of the Ontario Centers of Excellence Inc Various scholarships may be available for Canadian citizens only

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Various scholarships may be available for Canadian citizens only


Government Agency that promotes country development For Chilean citizens only


Ingenioerforeningen i Danmark For Danish applicants only

Otto Moensteds Fond For Danish applicants only

Reinholdt W. Jorck og Hustrus Fond For Danish applicants only

General information about Danish scholarships For Danish applicants only

Augustinus Fonden For Danish applicants only

Knud Højgaards Fonden For Danish applicants only

Oticon Fonden For Danish applicants only


The Social Insurance Institution of Finland Financial assistance to study abroad for Finnish applicants


IEDU Various scholarships available for French citizens

Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet For French citizens only



German Academic Exchange Service

Niedersachsischer Bund fur freie Erwachsenenbildung E.V.

Bundesverwaltungsamt For German citizens only


Regione Autonoma Della Sardaigna For Candidates from Sardegna only


Cedies For citizens from Luxembourg only


Conacyt For Mexican students only


The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund For Norwegian citizens only


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Only for applicants from Portugal


The Working Group on Space Sciences in Africa


"La Caixa" GRANTS Grants available for post-graduate programs. These grants are handled by the King of Spain himself. For Spanish students only

Cabildo De Gran Canaria For students coming from Gran Canaria only

DURSI Information Society, Research and University Department of the 'Generalitat de Catalunya ' (GENCAT) Grants for short research periods abroad Catalonia For Spanish students looking for a future PhD diploma (as the SSP academic program can be in relationship with a doctoral thesis)


CSN (Swedish Financial Aid for students) Form 5501M- Student Loan- Sweden For Swedish citizens only

Grants- Sweden For Swedish citizens only

The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm For Swedish citizens only

The Wallenberg Association "Tekn. Dr. Markus Wallenbergs fond for utbildning i internationellt industriellt foretagande"Stiftelseforvaltningen –106 40 Stockholm- Sweden Particular link: "OVRIGA STIFTELSER" For Swedish citizens only

Kempe-foundation For Swedish citizens only


Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences For Swiss applicants only


Department for Education For UK citizens only


Federal Student Loans For American citizens only

ISSF Grants are restricted to applicants studying at a university located in a member country participating in the International Space Station: USA, Canada, Japan, Russia and member European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom).

US GI Bill For US veterans only

Institute of International Education Fulbright Program For American citizens only

Space Grant For American citizens only

Studysoup For American citizens only