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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The school says:Sciences Po has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years.The Sciences Po Undergraduate College offers a three-year Bachelor’s degree program that includes a year abroad at one of 470 partner universities.The undergraduate program consists of a core curriculum in the social sciences – political science, economics, history, law and sociology – and a focus on one world regions – North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Language instruction is strongly emphasized at Sciences Po. Three programs are taught entirely in English. A total of 25 languages are taught at Sciences Po, including Korean, Hungarian, Chinese, Hindi, Russian and Portuguese. The English conducted undergraduate program is offered on three campuses in France. Located in cities with a rich historical and cultural heritage, each campus is home to a tight-knit multicultural student community and features a vibrant intellectual and extra-curricular student life. With their unique profiles, Sciences Po graduates are highly sought after by leading recruiters. 80 percent of Sciences Po graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39 percent start their career abroad.

What are the admissions criteria?

Applicants must submit a resume, academic records, two references, English proficiency scores (if from a non-anglophone country or high school), and a personal statement. Students from American high schools (which are not IB) must also include ACT or SAT scores. Applications are assessed on the student’s motivation, knowledge of foreign languages, extracurriculars, career goals, and academic record. Once applications have been assessed, selected students are invited to be interviewed in one of 70 cities across the world. The interview is conducted by a three-person panel. Students are given an article and have thirty minutes to review and prepare it. They then give a ten-minute presentation of the article and answer questions about it. Finally, candidates are asked general and personal questions. The panel is looking to gauge candidates’ global interests, critical thinking, general knowledge, and motivation. Sciences Po has rolling admissions. Students must submit the application six weeks before their desired interview date. Decisions are made between December and June, with a deadline of May 2nd. There are full and partial scholarships offered, which students need to apply for when applying to the program.

What is student life like?

All campuses have student associations in charge of social aspects of student life (at school and in town), arts and culture, and sports.  Depending on the campus, other groups include Model UN, debate, community service, film club, humanitarian, sailing, music club, theater clubs, movie clubs, choral groups, dance clubs, rotary club, UNICEF, student newspaper, animal rights group, and environmental clubs.

Scholarships & Funding

Merit based tuition grants of 3000 euros, 5000 euros, and 7300 euros per year are available.

Housing options.

The Reims campus offers residence hall accommodation from 131-208 euros per month. An apartment in town generally costs 230–500 euros per month. For a limited number of first-year students, the Menton campus offers housing at a cost of 200–380 euros per month. A studio apartment costs between 450 and 600 euros per month. The Le Havre campus offers student housing for 300–400 euros per month.

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Additional notes.

Science Po has an incredible reputation both in France and internationally. I visited the campus in Le Havre and was very impressed by its state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.  The campuses are small; both Le Havre and Menton have 120 students each year, and the third-year students are abroad.  The Reims student body is larger, with 250 students per year. Also of note is that students have direct enrollment (automatic acceptance) into the internationally renowned master's program after successful completion of the bachelor's program.SciencesPo also offers double degree programs with Columbia, Berkley, the University of British Columbia, the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, the University of Sydney, and Keio University.  

There is a different application process for the double degree program, which is a four-year program (2 years at Sciences Po and 2 at the other university).  Graduates receive two separate bachelor's degrees when they participate in this program.

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