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History

Sciences Po was founded in 1872  by Émile Boutmy in response to the political and moral crisis in France in the aftermath of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. It was intended to educate the new elite and generate modern knowledge for a new France.

In 1945, it was partially nationalised and divided into the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP). 

Education

Students gain admission to Sciences Po after passing the Baccalauréat (or a foreign equivalent) or having completed an undergraduate or graduate programme. 

Students  with one or more years of professional experience, as well as those preparing for competitive examinations are welcome. In addition, Sciences Po runs a popular Summer School and a variety of MOOCs, providing study opportunities for a wide range of students who attend summer courses or benefit from online learning.

Research

Sciences Po is a research university in the social sciences, internationally recognised for the quality of its scientific output. Developed with a strong focus on society, research conducted at Sciences Po enriches public debate.

At Sciences Po, more than 200 faculty members in the fields of humanities and social sciences study transformations at work in the modern world and the challenges they represent.

Career

  • Sciences Po has a policy of actively assisting students in their professional orientation. Upon admission and for up to two years after graduation, Sciences Po Careers helps students and recent graduates to choose a career path, build a career plan, prepare applications, and meet employers.
  • Thanks to an extensive alumni network, its community of professional teachers and its ties to the business world, Sciences Po publishes thousands of job and internship offers every year (access reserved to students and recent graduates).
  • As early as the first year of study, the Career Services helps students define their professional goals. 

Sciences Po Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Sciences Po. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
03 Dec 2024
Émile Boutmy Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Sciences Po
Paris, France
Independent provider
Grant
20000 EUR
Deadline
28 Sep 2024
The Hubert Curien PHC Tassil Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3600 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1588 EUR
Deadline
20 May 2025
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Korea
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Scholarship "Promotion" Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
650 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Merlion Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Franco-German University: DFH Mobility Grant for Students of the DFH Study Programmes
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2026
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Gabon
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1800 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2055 EUR
Deadline
16 May 2025
André Mandouze Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
03 Dec 2024
Émile Boutmy Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Sciences Po
Paris, France
Independent provider
Grant
20000 EUR
Deadline
28 Sep 2024
The Hubert Curien PHC Tassil Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3600 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1588 EUR
Deadline
20 May 2025
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Korea
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Scholarship "Promotion" Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
650 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Merlion Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Franco-German University: DFH Mobility Grant for Students of the DFH Study Programmes
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2026
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Gabon
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1800 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2055 EUR
Deadline
16 May 2025
André Mandouze Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
03 Dec 2024
Émile Boutmy Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Sciences Po
Paris, France
Independent provider
Grant
20000 EUR
Deadline
28 Sep 2024
The Hubert Curien PHC Tassil Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3600 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1588 EUR
Deadline
20 May 2025
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Korea
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Scholarship "Promotion" Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
650 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Merlion Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Franco-German University: DFH Mobility Grant for Students of the DFH Study Programmes
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2026
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Gabon
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1800 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
03 Dec 2024
Émile Boutmy Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Sciences Po
Paris, France
Independent provider
Grant
20000 EUR
Deadline
28 Sep 2024
The Hubert Curien PHC Tassil Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3600 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1588 EUR
Deadline
20 May 2025
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Korea
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Scholarship "Promotion" Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
650 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Merlion Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Franco-German University: DFH Mobility Grant for Students of the DFH Study Programmes
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2026
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Gabon
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1800 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Sciences Po, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
350 -31
2024
319 -60
2023
259
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
501
2023
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Housing services

  • To help you find a place to stay, Sciences Po has an official housing offers website. We have also established various partnerships to ensure that some students are eligible for accommodation in a student residence.
  • The Sciences Po Housing Service can help with your accommodation search. Our staff will guide you towards the housing solution that best suits your needs.
  • Sciences Po has established partnerships with public and private organisations to obtain housing at preferential rates exclusively for the Sciences Po student body (under certain conditions).

Library services

With a catalogue of nearly one million documents and a wide range of digital resources, the Sciences Po library is recognised as a reference library for the social sciences in Europe.

The library facilitates access to information for all, especially through its many digital resources.

Key facts

  • 950,000 documents
  • 20,000 online journals
  • 60% works in foreign languages
  • 2,500 visitors per day
  • 13,800 readers​

ICT services

At Sciences Po, students enjoy a range of digital services designed to simplify academic life – from work management and new ways of learning, to countless resource materials.

  • Lectures are filmed and posted online on the Moodle platform.
  • Foreign languages are a fundamental component of a Sciences Po education. Students complement classwork with online courses using the eLearning digital tool. 

Medical services

The Sciences Po Health Centre is available to:

  • receive, inform and advise students, faculty, staff and the wider community of Sciences Po
  • carry out certain routine healthcare services, on prescription or in an emergency *
  • schedule medical appointments on site (but not for the provision of medical certificates for sports or absence from class)
  • prescribe and renew treatments
  • provide psychological support

Campus life

Sciences Po is present today in seven French cities: Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers, Reims. 

These seven campuses are located in cities boasting exceptional historical and cultural heritage.

The seven campuses are located in cities boasting exceptional historical and cultural heritage. The campuses are home to a tight-knit multicultural student community and feature a vibrant intellectual and associative student life.

Sports facilities

  • Water sports
  • Team sports
  • Competition sports, teams schedules
  • Combat sports
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Outdoor sports
  • Racket sports
  • Yoga classes

Student clubs

At Sciences Po, more than 200 associations help students in their personal growth through artistic, athletic and civic activities. Every year, more than 200 student associations enliven Sciences Po's campuses in Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers and Reims. To discover and support these organisations, join a student union or develop your own initiative, visit the Students life. 

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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