About the Program

Application Deadline
11:59 PM, February 13, 2022 

rolling admissions thereafter as space permits

Entry term

June 6 - July 15, 2022

Course requirements
4+ Courses


~$7,500 USD for Program

(Excluding scholarships)


Hands-on Project based In-person encouraged but remote participation allowed

Time Commitment​

20-30+ hours per week


The Mars Summer Program (MSP) is an intense six-week multidisciplinary in-person program cohosted with the University of Arizona for undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals. The Program provides a detailed technical overview of the science, technologies, and post-arrival activities on the Martian surface.

Curriculum Vitae

CV should demonstrate your experiences, research, and potential to enable life to become multiplanetary.

Letter of Intent

Applicants are encouraged to write a Letter of Intent, which should be no more than 750 words. It should address the factors that have encouraged you to seek education from MarsU. You may also describe your background, personal and professional experiences related to the Program, important aspects of your academic record, and your professional goals during and after the Program.

Essay Questions

1 (500 word max)

Letters of Recommendation Required: 



Admission to the Mars Summer Program requires you to to hold a Bachelors degree or be enrolled in a B.S. degree from an accredited higher education institution. For each post-secondary institution you've attended, you must upload a transcript for review.

English Language:

MarsU does not require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (ELTS) scores for this Program. All participants are expected to have fluency in English at the graduate-level in order to register and successfully participate.

Application Fee

The application fee is waived for the Program.

Application Requirements
Apply for MSP 2022
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