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 conference opportunities selection, you are requested to:

  • Submit an abstract to the SpaceOps 2018 conference.
  • Apply for ESA sponsorship under the student participation programme by 1 Dec 2017 (23:59 CET). To do so please:

  1. Register for ESA Education projects. You will receive an email confirmation with a username and password for your login.
  2. Log in and select SpaceOps 2018 under the list of ESA Education projects.
  3. In the ‘Motivation’ field, please provide details on the abstract/paper you have submitted to SpaceOps 2018 including the name of the primary author, and title of the paper.
  4. In the ‘Document 1’ field, upload a cover letter (PDF) detailing why you would like to attend the conference, including why your paper is of importance, what you hope to learn there, and why you consider yourself a good candidate to be sponsored by the ESA Education Office.
  5. In the ‘Document 2’ field, upload your CV (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no images).
  6. In the ‘Document 3’ field, upload a copy of your Abstract (PDF, as submitted to the conference).


Should you have problems with the application system that cannot be resolved in time for the deadline, please email all 3 documents specified above in a single email to , clearly stating 'SpaceOps2018 sponsorship application' and your name in the subject line of the email. Please include the information under point 3 above in the email text.

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