How to apply

To date, more than 2000 students have taken part in this programme, facilitating a generation handover of space expertise from experienced professionals to enthusiastic young people.

In order to be considered for the IAC student opportunities selection, you are requested to:

  1. Submit an abstract to the IAC.
  2. Apply for ESA sponsorship under the student participation programme by 1 May 2017 (23:59 CEST). To do so, please fill in the IAC 2017 Scholarship Application Form below.
  3. Attach 3 Documents: CV, Cover Letter, and Abstract

Should you have problems with the application, that cannot be resolved in time for the deadline, please email all 3 documents, specified under point 3, in a single email to , clearly stating 'IAC sponsorship application' and your name in the subject line of the email. In addition, attach a 4th document answering all questions listed in the form below.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by the IAF, after which they will be requested to upload a full manuscript of the paper they are planning to present. On the basis of these results, ESA will select several students for the sponsored student participation programme. Successful applicants will be notified by ESA by June with further details on travel arrangements.

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