International Space University (ISU): Scholarship Scheme 2017

A competitive scholarship scheme to support UK citizens who wish to attend the university's Space Studies or MSS Programmes.


ISU: Scholarship Scheme

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The UK Space Agency funds a competitive scholarship scheme to support UK citizens who wish to attend the International Space University`s 9 week Space Studies Programme or its 1 year MSS Program.

The ISU provides graduate-level training at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France and at locations around the world, covering a core curriculum of all disciplines related to space programmes and enterprises: space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management and space and society.

The Agency is making a total of £30,000 available to be shared between the successful UK citizen applicants. Please note, the ISU may be able to advise on the possibility of further funding, but it is expected that each successful applicant will have to find at least €1,000 from their own resources.

Successful Applicants will be expected to assist the UK Space Agency by taking part in publicity activities in the UK after completion of their courses.

How to apply for scholarships

Any UK citizen wishing to apply for UK Space Agency support for the Space Studies Programme (SSP) or the MSS Programme should apply via the ISU Website – (which includes application forms and further instructions). Please indicate on your application to the ISU that you would like to be considered for UK Space Agency funding.

The UK Space Agency will then consider all applications submitted to ISU by UK citizens for funding. The Agency may request further information and/or interview candidates before awarding a UK Space Agency ISU grant. The level of any grant awarded will be decided by the interview panel which will include members from the UK Space Agency and the Space Education Trust in consultation with ISU. Evidence of external support will be a positive factor in choosing which applicants to fund.

Any money awarded will be paid directly to the ISU on behalf of the successful applicants.

To be considered for UK Space Agency funding please apply to the ISU by 15 March 2017.

Please note applications for ISU 2018 will open again in Autumn 2017.

Published 7 March 2017