International graduate admissions: admission criteria

First we review the academic level required for admission to the programme applied to (admissibility step) and then we assess the adequation between the applicants profile and the training offered by the selected programme. We also assess your application in regard with the overall applicant’s pool (admission step). 


We receive a large number of applications every year from highly motivated and academically competitive applicants making admission to Sciences Po very selective.

The academic background and the results obtained are essential factors in the selection process. Please note that previous courses in social sciences will be appreciated.


Please note that meeting the minimum grade point average does not guarantee an offer of admission. Consider that the other elements in the application are also taken into account, like your professionnal experience and personal background. It is also possible to offer admission to an applicant who has a slightly lower average but whose application includes non academic assets which might compensate.

Several criteria are taken into account for the admission of international applicants to the master's programme.

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