Frequently asked questions

No. U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) are NOT eligible to participate in this program.

No. Participants with very minimal experience in the United States may be considered for the program. However, priority will be given to applicants with no previous experience in the United States.

There will be some free time during the program. However, participants MUST understand that this is an intensive academic program and they are expected to fully participate in all activities.

Participants will NOT be allowed to leave the Academy to visit relatives or friends.

No. Participants who choose to travel to the United States on the Space Camp Scholarship are required to abide by the terms and conditions of the program. These terms state clearly that participants may NOT arrive in the United States before the program start date or remain in the country after the close of the program.

No. You MUST upload your application to Youtube.

No. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as it is ready, the application windows will close at January 19th at 11:59 AM GMT (Casablanca Time).

Your video MUST be 3 minutes (180 seconds) in length or shorter.

If you still meet the requirements, you can apply using a new video.

Yes, as long as your video is explaining a scientific concept that you can answer most people’s questions about. Avoid frequently chosen topics to be more unique (these include: Black holes, Dark matter, Quantum physics, Why the sky is blue, Theory of relativity, etc. ).

Yes, you could get technical help for filming. However, it should be directed and scripted by you.
Your application must be your own work but advice from friends or teachers may be helpful.

As long as the music and footage don’t violate any copyright issues, you can but keep in mind that the content must be original. If you are unsure about it, we suggest not using it.

Yes, you will be able to see updates about your application in your account using the login details provided to you early on.

Please refer to the “selection criteria” page of the website.

Yes. The evaluation panels are password-protected and the Peer-review is only available to the top 40 applicants (i.e Semi-Finalists) . The Peer-reviews are randomly distributed and all the evaluations are going through a mathematical normalization process to make the playing field even for everyone.

Organizers

Scientific Morocco
US Embassy Rabat