Information for Students

On this page is listed all information of relevance to students, including on the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education, fellowships and internships within the Office.

Space law resources

Space law can be described as the body of law governing space-related activities. Space law, much like general international law, comprises a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organizations. Information on Space Law including Treaties & Principles, General Assembly Resolutions, the Space Object Register, Capacity Building in space law, National Space Law Collection and the Legal Subcommittee can be found here.


Through its Programme on Space Applications, UNOOSA offers Fellowship Programmes for capacity building in educational institutes throughout the world. These fellowships cover such topics as GNSS and related applications, Nanosatellite Technologies and Microgravity. Current opportunities and further information can be found in the links provided.

Regional Centres

UNOOSA's Programme on Space Applications worked with local partners to establish Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education at existing research and higher education institutions. The principal goal of each centre is the development of the skills and knowledge of university educators and research and applications scientists, through rigorous theory, research, applications, field exercises, and pilot projects in those aspects of space science and technology that can contribute to sustainable development in each country.


In the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education, affiliated to the United Nations, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia, education can vary significantly, which led to differences in space science and technology education curricula in terms of content and modes of presentation. To ensure a common standard of teaching at the centres, education curricula have been developed in the major fields of space application and in space law.


Submissions to the 2018 Peace and Cooperation School Award "Galaxy of Peace: Space, common heritage of humanity" are now open. Until 2 July 2018, young people from around the world are invited to submit artworks that show how space benefits everyone.

UNOOSA Internships

UNOOSA offers internships on many different aspects of our work. We value the work of interns and look for the highest calibre of applicant whilst also providing space for their own personal growth. Our offices in Vienna, Bonn, and Beijing regularly post job openings for internship opportunities in the United Nations recruitment system. See all vacancies here.



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