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ISU is open to applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of ethnicity, country of origin, gender, or disabilities/different abilities. We encourage applications from people from groups currently underrepresented in the space sector. ​

Master’s Degree Program: Space Studies

The Master’s program in Space Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students a degree with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the rapidly evolving space sector. It covers all space domains and a wide range of topics.

If you are interested in a career in the space sector, the Master’s program in Space Studies is the perfect program for you.

1. Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the Master’s degree program: Space Studies, including 3 years of studies as a minimum.

2. Advanced degrees (e.g. MSc, PhD) are considered an asset and will be factored into the admission evaluation scores.

3. Applicants must be proficient in English in all of the following language competences: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

4. Applicants, with the exceptions listed in 5. below, are required to provide an English proficiency certificate:

  • a TOEFL-IBT test (with a minimum score of 80) or IELTS test (minimum score: 6.5).
  • other tests, such as a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), Cambridge English Qualifications can be considered in exceptional cases.

5. English Language Proficiency Certificate exceptions: the following applicants are exempt from providing a language certificate:

  • native English speakers
  • or applicants having completed / are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized English language university located in a country where English is the primary language
  • or applicants having lived and been employed for at least 3 consecutive years in a country where English is the primary language.

A series of lectures in each field of study that is designed primarily for non-experts is presented. Thus, med­ical specialists can understand the lec­tures on propulsion and engineers and lawyers can understand the lectures on the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

Core lectures are often grouped in clusters. Questions from participants and group discussions with the lectur­ers are encouraged.

Knowledge gained from the core lec­tures allows participants to:

  • Understand the very large range of factors, both technical and non-tech­nical, involved in space activity
  • Apply good decision-making and management skills to projects
  • Appreciate the relevance of all dis­ciplines during the development and exploitation of space activities

Important: Before creating an account and starting your application, please make sure you have already collected the following documents: a resume (CV), a motivation essay (around 500 words), your university grade transcripts, and your diploma(s) if you have already graduated.

Click on “Apply to the Master’s Degree Program: Space Studies”, then on the next page click on “New application” and fill out your name and email before signing up. You will receive a confirmation email (please check your spam mailbox in case it arrives there), then you should validate your pre-registration and create your password before accessing your application form.

Please indicate in your motivation essay if you are applying for the MSc (Master with thesis, accredited) or the MSS (Master with internship, non-accredited).

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Space Studies Program ​

The Space Studies Program (SSP) offers an intensive nine-week course hosted each year in the timeframe June-August in different locations around the world. It provides courses in all space disciplines, as well as hands-on education through workshops and professional visits. This program offers a unique curriculum designed specifically for professionals starting or changing direction in their space careers.

This is your gateway to space !

1. Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the Master’s degree program: Space Studies, including 3 years of studies as a minimum.

2. Advanced degrees (e.g. MSc, PhD) are considered an asset and will be factored into the admission evaluation scores.

3. Applicants must be proficient in English in all of the following language competences: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

4. Applicants, with the exceptions listed in 5. below, are required to provide an English proficiency certificate:

  • a TOEFL-IBT test (with a minimum score of 80) or IELTS test (minimum score: 6.5).
  • other tests, such as a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), Cambridge English Qualifications can be considered in exceptional cases.

5. English Language Proficiency Certificate exceptions: the following applicants are exempt from providing a language certificate:

  • native English speakers
  • or applicants having completed / are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized English language university located in a country where English is the primary language
  • or applicants having lived and been employed for at least 3 consecutive years in a country where English is the primary language.

A series of lectures in each field of study that is designed primarily for non-experts is presented. Thus, med­ical specialists can understand the lec­tures on propulsion and engineers and lawyers can understand the lectures on the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

Core lectures are often grouped in clusters. Questions from participants and group discussions with the lectur­ers are encouraged.

Knowledge gained from the core lec­tures allows participants to:

  • Understand the very large range of factors, both technical and non-tech­nical, involved in space activity
  • Apply good decision-making and management skills to projects
  • Appreciate the relevance of all dis­ciplines during the development and exploitation of space activities

Important: Before creating an account and starting your application, please make sure you have already collected the following documents: a resume (CV), a motivation essay (around 500 words), your university grade transcripts, and your diploma(s) if you have already graduated.

Click on “Apply to the Space Studies Program”, then on the next page click on “New application” and fill out your name and email before signing up. You will receive a confirmation email (please check your spam mailbox in case it arrives there), then you should validate your pre-registration and create your password before accessing your application form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) is conducted by the University of South Australia (UniSA) in partnership with the International Space University (ISU).

Since 2011, the SHSSP provides a cutting-edge space education as well as a re-skilling and up-skilling training for the space workforce. The SHSSP is an intensive, four-week program providing a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professionals. The program is based on a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary (3-I) learning experience for which the ISU is renowned and connects professionals with the international space sector.

1. Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the Master’s degree program: Space Studies, including 3 years of studies as a minimum.

2. Advanced degrees (e.g. MSc, PhD) are considered an asset and will be factored into the admission evaluation scores.

3. Applicants must be proficient in English in all of the following language competences: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

4. Applicants, with the exceptions listed in 5. below, are required to provide an English proficiency certificate:

  • a TOEFL-IBT test (with a minimum score of 80) or IELTS test (minimum score: 6.5).
  • other tests, such as a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), Cambridge English Qualifications can be considered in exceptional cases.

5. English Language Proficiency Certificate exceptions: the following applicants are exempt from providing a language certificate:

  • native English speakers
  • or applicants having completed / are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized English language university located in a country where English is the primary language
  • or applicants having lived and been employed for at least 3 consecutive years in a country where English is the primary language.

A series of lectures in each field of study that is designed primarily for non-experts is presented. Thus, med­ical specialists can understand the lec­tures on propulsion and engineers and lawyers can understand the lectures on the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

Core lectures are often grouped in clusters. Questions from participants and group discussions with the lectur­ers are encouraged.

Knowledge gained from the core lec­tures allows participants to:

  • Understand the very large range of factors, both technical and non-tech­nical, involved in space activity
  • Apply good decision-making and management skills to projects
  • Appreciate the relevance of all dis­ciplines during the development and exploitation of space activities

Important: Before creating an account and starting your application, please make sure you have already collected the following documents: a resume (CV), a motivation essay (around 500 words), your university grade transcripts, and your diploma(s) if you have already graduated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

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Executive Education

For taking your career or organization to the next level.

From agriculture to telecommunications, space has applications for every industry. Executive training courses help you or your organization to take advantage of all that space has to offer.

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Digital Education

With its various digital education programs, ISU is committed to reach and provide education to every person with internet access on the planet.

We offer programs that are designed to be fully synchronous and highly interactive, as well as asynchronous on-demand courses where the participants can study at their own time and pace.