International Space University

Strasbourg, France
The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment.



Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 3900 students from over 100 countries.


  • Master of Space Studies
  • Space Studies Program: Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical.
  • Southern Hemisphere Program: Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.
  • Executive Space Course: rovides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management.


After a pilot project last year, the International Space University (ISU) is launching a second, research- oriented thesis year as an extension to its highly successful one year MSc in Space Studies (MSS).

In line with ISU’s mission to work closely with the space sector, the MSS Thesis Year will focus on enabling cooperation in research with other space organisations and entities. The MSS Thesis Year has been established jointly by the MSS Program Director, Prof. C. Welch and the ISU’s newly nominated Research Program Director, Prof. J.J. Favier. Prof. Favier, one of the few scientists in the world who has been able to fly his own experiments as an astronaut, brings his long experience in space research to ISU.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Housing services

  • On Campus Housing:
This year we are unable to offer on-campus housing at Technicon. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
  • Off Campus Housing:
The recommended housing option is the Haifa Bay View. Alumni can contact Ms. Smadar Zur-Argaman, Corporate Sales Manager, in order to benefit form the ISU rates with the hotels of the Crowne Plaza group.

Library services

The Library of the International Space University is a place devoted to gather multidisciplinary information about the space sector.Topics covered by the collection include Earth observation and use of satellites in global climate change or environment monitoring, Geographical Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Space policy and law, satellites applications, telecommunications...

Student Life

Campus life

ISU is located in Strasbourg, Alsace, in North East France, and is bordered by the Rhine River to the East, the Vosges mountains to the West, the German plain to the North and the Territoire de Belfort to the South.

Visit ISU virtually with Google! The Library, the Pioneer’s hall, the High Bay, the Concurrent Design Facilities and the Building's exterior are only one click away, check it out!

  • ISU Satellite Ground Station
  • ISU Radio Telescope Observatory
  • ISU Concurrent Design Facility
  • ISU High Bay
  • Physical Sciences Laboratory
  • ISU Make-It-Space Workshop