Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Fellowships

In 2004, the United Nations and the Government of Italy through the Politecnico di Torino and the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella and with the collaboration of the Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, initiated an offer of 12-month fellowship programme for postgraduate study on GNSS and related applications for specialists from developing countries. The Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNA) programme provides an extensive background knowledge in navigation/ localization systems as well as a detailed analysis on NAV/COM integration and environmental monitoring applications. The MNA programme curriculum had been structured to meet effectively work market demands for high-level technicians endowed with a broad vision of the navigation/ localization state-of-the-art.

2014 Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNA) Programme

The Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNA) Programme starts in October 2014 and lasts for 12 months including a period ranging from 3 to 4 months for hands-on pilot project (internship). The MNA Program study provides an extensive background knowledge in navigation/localization systems as well as a detailed analysis on NAV/COM integration and environmental monitoring applications.

For additional details and programme description, please see the course syllabus page and schedule information.

Applicants should be:

  • nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition;
  • duly nominated by their governments;
  • age of candidate should not exceed forty (40) years;
  • should have the academic and professional backgrounds required by the specific fellowship programme (candidates for the MNA programme are required to have completed Master Degree or equivalent (5 years University degree) in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information Technology or related subjects. Other degrees in different technological fields can also be considered by the Master Commission.); and
  • should be able to make professional use of the experience gained in the study programme.

The required documentation must be completed and forwarded to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs by no later than  2 June 2014. Please read the Terms of Participation document for instruction on completing documentation. Required documentation can be downloaded from links below in MS Word and PDF format.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the application form given below, all applicants are encouraged also to fill up the on-line application form of Politecnico di Torino and submit it to the institute. That will help co-organizers to streamline the process of selecting recipients of the fellowship grants. Please use this link to see how to proceed with this on-line application.

Required Documentation:

Information Note ( PDF format )

Terms of participation in the long term fellowship programmes offered through and/or administered by the United Nations Programme on Space Applications

Fellowship Application Form

Referee's Report

Booklet on GNSS Fellowships

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