Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (also known as Sciences Po)
City: Paris, Dijon, Nancy, Poitiers, Menton, Le Havre and Reims
Website: www.sciences-po.fr
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn Semester): (Orientation: end of August) September - December
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): January - May

Academic Calendar

Languages of instruction: English, French
Full time load equivalent: 30 ECTS per semester
    Typically 1 lecture course (48 hours) - 10 ECTS
    3 or 4 seminar or elective courses (24 hours) - 5 ECTS each +
    1 French language course - 5 ECTS
Fields of Study Available: Undergraduate courses in English:
  • Economics
  • Law
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Sociology 
  • Art History
  • Philosophy
  • Journalism (Reims campus)

Undergraduate Course Catalogue

Postgraduate courses in English: (NB - NOT allowed to choose courses from multiple Faculties/disciplines/Programs) 

  • Business
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Sciences

Postgraduate Course Catalogue

"French as a foreign langauge" course descriptions 

Course catalogue for Reims campus

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Masters level students are NOT allowed to choose courses from multiple Faculties/disciplines/Programs - all courses must be from within a single Program. 
Approximate living expenses:

Euros 7,000 per semester
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Cost of living breakdown
Campus France's cost of living estimate in France

Additional information:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 required to be eligible for exchange to Sciences Po.

Single-semester exchange only

Undergraduate students must have completed at least four semesters of full-time study (related to their degree during exchange) by the time they start their exchange.

Students wishing to take courses in French must have an Assessment of Language Proficiency form completed by their French lecturer.  The minimum acceptable level is a B2.

 

Exchange information

Accommodation: Sciences Po does not have any on-campus accommodation. Finding suitable accommodation in Paris can be both difficult and expensive.  Please read all of the accommodation information on the Sciences Po website carefully. It may be easier to find accommodation on campuses outside of Paris.

Map of other campuses with video presentations
Paris
Menton - specialising in Middle Eastern/Mediterranean studies
Le Havre - specialising in Asian studies
Reims - offering semester-long certificate programmes in International Affairs & Strategy, European Affairs, Business & Economics, and Journalism. Watch this video about the exchange program at the Reims campus.
Dijon - specialising in Central and Eastern European studies
Poitiers - specialising in Latin American studies
Nancy - specialising in Franco-German studies

French Diplomat's guide to Studying in France

 

What our students say about Sciences Po
Elena: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2016) Elena: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2016) Bachelor of Commerce/Economics
Lauren: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2015) Lauren: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2015) Bachelor of Arts/Communication
Aaron: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Aaron: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of Commerce, 3rd year
Amelia: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Amelia: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of Laws & Arts (Political Science), 4th year
Angie: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Angie: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of International Studies, 3rd year
Elisabeth: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Elisabeth: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, 4th year
Nicole: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Nicole: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of International Studies, 3rd year
Thomas: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Thomas: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Bachelor of Arts/Laws
Miranda: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Miranda: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Arts
Samantha: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Samantha: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2014) Bachelor of Arts
Lara: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Lara: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Journalism/Arts
Anna: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Anna: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of International Studies
Kate: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Kate: Sciences Po (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Arts/Law
Sophie: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2013) Sophie: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2013) Bachelors of Commerce/Laws
Eveline: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2013) Eveline: Sciences Po (Semester 2, 2013) Bachelor of Journalism/Arts