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.
Space Studies Program 2021
The next Space Studies Program will be hosted from June 28 until August 27, 2021
at the University of Granada in Spain.
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Southern Space Studies Program 2021
The Southern Space Studies Program (SHSSP) has been running since 2011,
provided in partnership by ISU and the University of South Australia.
In 2021 it will be hosted in Adelaide from January 18 until February 19.
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: