Norway-Canada Space Mission Training Program

Norway-Canada Space Mission Training Program is our program for students at all levels. It is a long-term collaboration focusing on exchange and hands-on education within space science with several universities in Canada and Norway.

Canadian robotic arm for the International Space Station depicted on the 5-dollar bill.

The Norway-Canada Space Mission Training Program is a mobility program for students at all levels that focuses on space science and technology. It is a collaboration between the University of Oslo and the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, and also Norwegian partners. The project includes student exchange, workshops, joined supervision, and specialised courses for bachelor, master and PhD students, thus providing great career opportunities for students. It is coordinated with a large Canadian CREATE project that focuses on space education of master students. Our program allows students to become a part of unique network and have an exciting international education within the space science and technology.

It is a student mobility program between Canada and Norway for students who aims to specialize in space physics or space technology/instrumentation. Exchange students can take specialized courses abroad or carry out their research under joint supervision. The project provides additional student exchange scholarships for students going abroad. Students will also be able to take prestigious space courses at the Royal Military College of Canada: Space Mission Analysis and Space Mission Design. The course fees will be covered by the project.





Every year a designated Canadian-Norwegian school/workshop will be organized. The school enables students to take part in joint Norway-Canada space research projects. During intensive 5 to 10 days, the students carry out a scientific project that can results in publication in a scientific journal. Close collaboration with experts in the field of space science gives the unique opportunity to work on exciting space experiments.

In 2017 we will organise the Space Mission Instrumentation and Engineering Workshop that is relevant for master students. During this workshop at the University of Alberta in 2017 students and staff from Canada and Norway will learn about the current state of their space science engineering and instrumentation activities. 

The overview of planned intensive schools is given below:

  Level Location Date

Space Mission Instrumentation and Engineering Workshop 

Master Canada 2017

Space Mission Science PhD School I

PhD Canada 2018

Space Mission Modeling Workshop

Master Norway 2019

Space Mission Science PhD school II

PhD Norway, Svalbard 2020

More details on how to apply for the schools will be available soon. For questions about the school in 2017 contact Ketil Roed.



An essential part of the project are the semester exchanges on the bachelor and master level. Students will receive substantial scholarship of 25.000 NOK per semester for their stay abroad, in addition to standard scholarships. We encourage bachelor students to travel to Canada in the 6. semester (spring), and master students to take their first (fall) semester abroad. For University of Alberta the courses are pre-approved, so they are automatically included into your degree program. We are working towards pre-approving the courses with other universities, so you do not need to worry at all!

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Saskachewan

6th semester


Katrine Langvad  Stensløkken

or Jonathan Burchill 


Katrine Langvad  Stensløkken

or Kathryn McWilliams 

7th semester




If you are interested in the exchange opportunity remember to apply before the deadline: 15 February for the fall semester (and 15 september for spring), and also contact us for more details!

Contact person: Prof. Jøran Moen or Assoc. Prof. Lasse Clausen
Or the study administration:  Katrine Langvad Stensløkken

The funding for the Norway-Canada Space Mission Training Program  is provided by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) (granted for 2017-2020) 

Published Feb. 5, 2017 1:43 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2017 1:17 PM