Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blasts off at UniSA

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) officially opened at the University of South Australia on 14 January 2019, bringing together 45 participants from 13 countries. Now in its 8th year, the prestigious program is conducted by UniSA in partnership with ISU.

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ISU and UniSA Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program - Follow Us

We are excited to announce that the International Space University will be continuing the traditional Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blog!

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ISU Representatives Awarded World Famous Legion of Honor

France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or "Legion d'Honneur", was recently awarded to two representatives of ISU for their outstanding and many years of service:

  • Alain Wagner, MSS98 and ISU Trustee
  • Walter Peeters, President Emeritus of ISU
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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.

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New ISU Scholarships thanks to Alumni Payback

In previous academic years, more than 1200 applicants inquired about studying at the International Space University (ISU).

shssp16 1Rather rapidly, applicants from e.g. emerging countries realized that due to the lack of scholarship support in those countries, they would have to considerably contribute themselves which, in view of the local economic situation, was far beyond their financial possibilities or those of their families.

This brought ISU to the idea of starting a system of voluntary payback by alumni, of the financial aid they received and enabled them to study at ISU. And as well, in many occasions, start a successful career in the space sector.

New scholarships are now available to applicants for the majority of ISU programs thanks to the payback from alumni.

The first payback scholarships under this scheme were granted for SSP 2014 and are now starting to be reimbursed as alumni are entering the work space market and can afford paying back through very soft conditions.

The full amounts of the paybacks under this scheme are exclusively transformed into scholarship funds to help current ISU candidates, in particular those of emerging space countries, in line with ISU’s 3I philosophy.

Our sincere gratitude goes to the alumni for their support to the next generations of ISU graduates. A list of these donors can be found HERE and will be updated regularly.

Note that these donations will, in most countries, also be eligible for tax deduction, in particular through the TGE system, where ISU is accepted as a partner.

Helping others to fulfil their dreams in the space sector is part of the ISU spirit!


"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 -