Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program scholarships

The South Australian Government will once again fully fund five South Australians to participate in the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program in 2020. The scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, will cover all tuition, accommodation and meal costs associated with the program. 

The program 

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program is an intensive, five week, live-in experience in the southern hemisphere summer, involving the international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which the International Space University (ISU) is renowned. Open to qualified Australian and international participants from all disciplines, the seventh SH-SSP will be conducted at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus from 13 January to 14 February 2020.

Conducted jointly by the International Space University (a non-profit university headquartered in Strasbourg France) and the University of South Australia, the program is attended by:

  • Professionals and managers in industry, government and the defence services
  • Graduate researchers
  • Undergraduate students who have completed two years of full-time studies

The program provides a well-rounded overview of the key principles and concepts in:

  • space science
  • space applications and services
  • space systems engineering and technology
  • space policy
  • space business and project management and
  • space legal and regulatory issues
The scholarship benefits

The five South Australia residents selected will receive payment of a full scholarship to the value of A$10,000 for attendance at the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program from 13 January to 14 February 2020. The scholarship includes all tuition, accommodation and meals. (The scholarship does not include the cost of travel to the program and is not transferable to a later program).

Applications will be evaluated by a Selection Committee according to the criteria listed below, and scholarships will be awarded to the applicants whose applications best address the selection criteria.

Who is eligible to apply?

University graduates and undergraduates who have successfully completed at least two years of their studies at the time of the program and:

  • who are resident in South Australia
  • who have completed the enrolment requirements for the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program
  • who do not have financial support to attend the program from their employer or other sponsor.

Award of the scholarships will be based on motivation, impact, financial need, merit and impact.

Applications have closed for the 2020 scholarships.