M.Sc. On Campus

Space Studies

International Space University

12 months
25000 EUR/year
25000 EUR/year
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The Master of Space Studies Program offered by the International Space University is intended for individuals seeking professional development, further academic study, or both, through a one or two-year graduate degree program.


The MSS Space Studies offered by the International Space University is structured as a one- or two-year program. The first year is essentially a taught one and is delivered primarily at the ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg. Some students will take only this year and graduate with an a Master of Space Studies. 

During the first year, students who perform at an appropriate level may apply for the second ‘thesis year’ in which they perform a single extended piece of research or scholarly activity, either at ISU, or an appropriate host institution. These students will graduate with an MSc in Space Studies and Thesis.

The aims are to:

  • Provide an interdisciplinary, international, intercultural (3Is) Master’s course for highly-motivated students from a diverse range of educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Deliver high-quality 3Is education in the space domain and associated areas which both enhances students’ knowledge, skills and effectiveness and offers them the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Maintain, promote and build productive links with the global space community, including ISU alumni, and use these to provide a contemporary ‘real world’ dimension to the program.
  • Produce graduates capable of contributing effectively and holding responsible positions within the global space sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Support Systems for Future Human Space Voyages
  • ChipSat Spacecraft and Mission Design
  • Astrobiology
  • New Space and Entrepreneurship
  • Team Project
  • Individual Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The ISU Admissions Committee assesses applicants to the MSc in Space Studies primarily on the basis of their academic and professional qualifications, their achievements, and their proficiency in English.

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, including 3 years of studies as a minimum, awarded by an accredited university. Information on academic qualification equivalencies may be obtained from the ISU Admissions Office.
  • Preference is given to applicants holding higher academic degrees and to applicants with professional experience in industry, government agencies or academic institutions.
  • Language Requirements: courses are carried out exclusively in English, and all applicants to ISU programs must demonstrate that they are sufficiently proficient in English to follow classes and to conduct project work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    25000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Strasbourg

880 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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