Southern Hemisphere Program


13 January to 14 February 2020 - Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program is an intensive, five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary (3 “I”s) educational philosophy for which the International Space University (ISU) is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions, including:

• Space science and exploration
• Space applications and services
• Human spaceflight and life sciences
• Space systems engineering and technologies
• Space policy and economics
• Space business and project management
• Space law and regulatory issues

Five full scholarships from the South Australian government will be available in particular for candidates from South Australia. One of the selection criteria is the potential for the successful applicant to contribute to the development of the South Australian space eco-system. Special consideration will be given to qualified indigenous applicants from South Australia (to be mentioned in the additional information section of the application if relevant). The application deadline to be eligible for these scholarships (requiring fully completed SH-SSP19 application forms and reference letters provided) is 15 November 2018. For more info, click HERE.

Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships 2019: a full scholarship to the value of A$13,500 or half scholarship to the value of A$6,750 for attendance at the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program from 14 January to 15 February 2019 (Australian residents only). For more info, click HERE.

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The SH-SSP will be held at the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia in Adelaide.

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is one of the world's most beautiful and well planned cities with a population of about one million people and combines traditional charm with the sophistication of a major city.

The city is located on the Adelaide plains, within easy reach of a coastline of sandy beaches and the wine producing regions of the Barossa, the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare. To the east the gently undulating Mt Lofty Ranges provide a scenic backdrop to the city skyline.

With its Mediterranean climate, relaxed lifestyle and multicultural society, Adelaide is the perfect place to visit, work and play. Adelaide's people are naturally warm and friendly, many of them born overseas or the children of migrants from around the world. This rich cultural mix is reflected in Adelaide's reputation for fine cosmopolitan dining and entertainment.

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Who the program is for:

• Professionals in industry, government and the defence services
• Graduate researchers
• Undergraduate students in the final two years of their studies

The program is open to Australian and international participants from all disciplines.

The fee: The program fee will be advertised on the program website. The program fee includes all tuition, accommodation, meals and airport transfers.

Financial Aid: Scholarships to offset part of the program fee will be awarded on merit where financial need can be demonstrated. Applicants can apply for financial aid as part of their online enrolment application.