French classes in Collaboration with the University of Strasbourg

ISU MSS19 students Scott Ritter and Abhishek Diggewadi report on the French classes offered by the International Space University ISU, on its central campus. Let’s focus on the French teachers of the Institut International d’Etudes Françaises (IIEF) of the University of Strasbourg.  

Read more
ISU Involving Everyone at IAC18 in Bremen Germany

#involvingeveryone was the hashtag and baseline for this 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress #IAC18. There could not have been a more appropriate theme to fit with ISU’s 3Is, International, Intercultural and Interdisciplinary – and community – 4600 alumni from over 105 countries.

Read more
Futurist Jim Dator Galvanizes The Audience at ISU Central Campus

Jim Dator enlightens Strasbourg: his very last class held at the International Space University (ISU) galvanizes the audience. ISU MSS19 student Dr. Fabio Zecca MD, reports. “Passion. A fundamental element for whomever would like to engage the teaching career.

Read more

Our Programs

Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. 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.

Southern Hemisphere Program

Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

Executive Space Course

Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

Apply Online

Click on the icon to apply online!


You can change a life! Your support will help ISU to keep training the best and brightest students!


The ISU Library is a place devoted to gather multidisciplinary information about the space sector.

Job Center

Information about employment opportunities with ISU & with other space-related organizations.

Connect 2 ISU

Connect2ISU is an Alumni Directory with an easy search of ISU alumni

ISU Shop

ISU is pleased to present a selection of goodies available for purchase.

ISU launches a Request For Proposal for a US Institute

On 29 April 2016, the local government of the ‘Grand Est’* has given the mandate to the President of the Eurometropole to conclude a new rental agreement with ISU for its central campus in Strasbourg.

This agreement foresees also the building of a second accommodation next to ISU to house the growing engineering school, ENSIIE, now collocated with ISU. This will open extensive space for ISU activities in the field of research and start-ups of alumni.


At the same time, in an increasingly global space sector, expansion of ISU affiliated institutes has been proposed to the BOT. A logic starting point is the affiliation with a US based Institute.

In corporation with the Heinlein Trust, first interest was evaluated from different consortia in USA, in order to establish the THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY’S ROBERT A. HEINLEIN INSTITUTEOR SPACE ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SPACE INNOVATION.

Encouraged by the enthusiasm shown, the ISU Board of Trustees unanimously asked the Executive to compile an RFP (Request For Proposal) to the various proponents which showed interest. Evidently this proposal is also open to other consortia than the six which indicated early interest, and can be downloaded HERE.

The proposals will be evaluated, in line with SSP host site proposals, in accordance with the criteria outlined in the document and submitted to the next BOT. The formal start of the Institute is planned for 1 January 2017.

It goes without saying that this is an important first step of the ISU expansion plans, which will be hopefully followed later by other Institutes at different continents.


* New name of the French department grouping Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne


"My life can be clearly divided between before and after ISU. ISU was a breaking point that created a world of possibilities in front of me."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

Diego Urbina - MSS09 -

"My space flight was the changing point in my whole life. Since my background was mechanical engineering, I did not know much about space, which led me to the International Space University."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

"ISU is broadening the global space community and connecting New Space countries to old and mighty ones."

Mart Vihmand - SSP11&MSS13 -