About Us

The Global Space Design Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that uses 100% of its profits to support all of the Space Science Engineering & Environmental Foundation’s events. (Registered Charity No. 1170548)


“The Space Design Challenge is the most important thing I did in my schooling”  Marsha Long

“The past week has been the most amazing one of my life. I have learnt so much, from teamwork, my love and passion for my subject. This competition has allowed me to push myself and apply my previous knowledge from school to a more exciting and challenging medium. I don’t think I can possibly express how grateful I am… I will now aim to promote and encourage girls at my school to participate in such an incredible and rewarding experience, and hopefully inspire someone like it has inspired me.Saffron Zainchkovskaya

London  Compete in the capital.

London Thames Wheel

London at night Experience an exciting social programme.

About us

Our London space, engineering and business summer camp began as the result of a highly successful UK based competition called the UK Space Design Competition for secondary school students and the Galactic Challenge for younger students,  both of which have been established for 11 years. Inspiring young people in the areas of science technology, engineering and mathematics education is critical. Our programmes are held at Universities and venues throughout the UK and the world and our staff are experts from industry and academia.

What is it?

Unique science, business and engineering instruction culminating in a two day challenge, patterned after the UKSDC,  designed as a simulation of life in industry competition.  Tour top UK universities and talk to admission officers.

Global Space Design Challenge is an intensive two-week residential programme for students from around the world.
It offers you the chance to learn from  teachers at Imperial College London and Industry Experts. Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.

  • You will have the chance to take your subject knowledge to the next level through a challenging academic programme
  • You will experience a unique opportunity to learn design, presentation and communication skills in an industry setting
  • You will receive professional advice about applying for universities in the UK

When is it?

2025 to be announced…


General Information

Further Information about the Global Space Design Challenge

Blog for news about past events

Who is it for?

High achieving 15 to 18 year olds interested in science, space, engineering, business and attending top United Kingdom universities.


Applicants must have English speaking skills and be aged between 15 and 18.

 How to Apply

Due to the popularity of our programme, early registration is recommended. Registration will be available once future dates are announced.