Funding space education
in the Netherlands and beyond
The SSPF provides financial support for advanced education in space-related subjects.
Its statutory objective is to support space studies in and outside of the Netherlands and to do anything directly or indirectly related or beneficial to space studies, all in the broadest sense of the word.
Priority is given to its first target group – the Dutch space sector’s (young) professionals – although advanced (PhD, Master) students of space-related programs at Dutch education institutions are also eligible as a secondary target group.
In principle, all applicants wishing to obtain funding for their space-related advanced academic program course will be considered by the SSPF, as long as they meet the program course’s criteria. In exceptional cases, requests by bachelor students will be taken into consideration. An interview may form part of the selection process.
From 2019 onwards, provide (supplementary) program fee funding for applicants from both target groups to attend a Space Studies Program (SSP) or the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) by the International Space University (ISU), or other space-related, educational program in or outside of the Netherlands.
SSPF is registered as a public benefit organization (ANBI in Dutch). This status provides several tax advantages:
Click the button for the most recent annual statement to the Dutch tax authorities:
Space Studies Program 2021
The upcoming Space Studies Program will hosted from June 28 until August 27, 2021
in a hybrid format with two active host sites:
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Granada, Spain
and ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg, France
For participants unable to travel to Granada or Strasbourg
there will be the option for virtual participation.
The deadline for applications for financial support from SSPF is January 31, 2021.
The final deadline to apply for SSP21 is March 31, 2020.
Joana Carvalho Afonso (SSP18):
"We’re all citizens of planet Earth” was a beautiful sentence shared to ignite reflection amongst ourselves and foster team work. I understood it as a natural path to build the future(s) together."
Read more experiences from previous SSP-participants here: