Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Engage with a unique multicultural community of top international students and gain an international academic experience.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the social sciences and critical thinking skills.
  • Boost your career with a degree from a world-renowned university.

About

History

Sciences Po was founded in 1872 in response to the political and moral crisis that gripped France in the aftermath of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. The intention was to educate a new elite, capable of understanding complex issues, through a cross-disciplinary approach and an international perspective. Today, this ambition is still at the heart of our educational approach.

Education

Sciences Po offers an in-depth education in five social science disciplines: economics, law, history, sociology and political science. In order to train well-rounded professionals, professors at Sciences Po always adopt a cross-disciplinary approach and an international perspective. The undergraduate curriculum consists of a three-year course of study in the social sciences. It includes two years on a multicultural campus in France and one year abroad at one of our 470 partner universities. It leads to a Bachelor‘s degree. At the graduate level, our seven schools offer two-year Master’s degree programmes and PhD programmes.

Research

Research at Sciences Po covers a wide range of topics including social policy, inequality, education, democracy, urban development, globalisation and public health. One of Sciences Po’s key objectives is to make a significant contribution to methodological, epistemological and theoretical advances in five main disciplines: law, economics, history, political science and sociology. Sciences Po ranks fourth internationally for politics and international studies (2017 QS ranking) and is the highest ranked institution in France in this discipline.

Career

Courses at Sciences Po are taught by distinguished professors and internationally renowned practitioners. This blend of academic and practical instruction provides students with a comprehensive skill-set, and our graduates are highly sought after by leading recruiters. Many of our graduates (40%) are recruited prior to graduation and nearly 90% find a job within six months of graduation. Sciences Po graduates enter the international job market with ease: 38% of graduates begin their career outside France, 49% in Europe (not including France), 17% in Asia-Oceania, 18% in Africa, 9% in North America and 6% in South America.Our alumni work in all professional fields, both in the public and private sectors.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Humanities (5)
Law (1)
  • Doctorate Law
    The Doctoral School of Sciences Po

Services

Student services

The administrative registration department as well as the student aid, grants and scholarships, accommodation support teams are here to welcome you and to accompany you during your studies at Sciences Po.

Administrative registration is compulsory for all students attending all of Sciences Po’s campuses. The student administrative registration departments can help you with the administrative registration process either as a new or continuing student.

Administrative registration covers three important factors:

  • Health insurance
  • Tuition fees
  • Your student card

Housing services

Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po does not have housing on campus to offer its students. As a result, you must make arrangements to find your own accommodation. Sciences Po has made available numerous housing offers and information to help guide you in your search.

Library services

The library is recognised as a reference library for the social sciences in Europe. Serving Sciences Po students, professors and researchers, as well as external readers from across the world, the library offers an outstanding collection of more than 950,000 titles in the field of social sciences.

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

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.

Medical services

Sciences Po's Health Centre is at your service to:

  • welcome, inform and advise students, teachers, staff and the wider community of Sciences Po
  • carry out certain routine health care services, on prescription or in an emergency
  • schedule medical appointments on site
  • prescribe and renew treatments
  • provide psychological support
  • provide a quiet room if required

Student Life

Campus life

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: Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers and Reims.

Sports facilities

Sciences Po offers an extensive catalogue of artistic activities and sport classes in collaboration with the Bureau des Arts and the Sport Association (fr).

Student clubs

Every year, more than 200 student associations enliven Sciences Po's campuses in Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers and Reims.

Other Degrees

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