International graduate admissions for the 2017 intake are now open. Sciences Po students answer your questions on a series of live interviews!

International graduate admissions: eligibility criteria

The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants having completed their university education in an institution outside of France and having obtained any of the following:

  • an undergraduate level degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences/licenciatura/licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po.
  • a Masters level degree (magistr or magistracy, for example) for countries in which universities do not award undergraduate qualifications.

Other situations:

  • Applicants having attended German or Austrian universities: a Vordiplom/Zwischenprüfung/Diplomprüfung (the equivalent of 120 credits) and a complete year of students at postgraduate level/second cycle (Hauptstudium - the equivalent of 60 credits).
  • Applicants having attended Russian universities: a Bakalavr or Specialist qualification.


Eligibility through the international procedure is contingent on the applicant having completed his/her undergraduate studies in a university not in France. It is not based on the applicant's nationality.

Eligible applicants must have been selected and enrolled for a minimum of two years and must have obtained a degree from the foreign university.

You can only submit one online application per academic year. You cannot apply to a graduate programme through two different admission procedures the same year.

Applicants completing an undergraduate programme under which they will not graduate before 4 or 5 years are not eligible to apply before they have or are about to obtain their degre. No exemptions will be made.

Remarks for the Master in Economics

For this programme, applicants must have a firm grounding in quantitative methods.

They must demonstrate that they have acquired during their undergraduate studies a solid knowledge of mathematics or formal logic (Formal logic, Calculus techniques, matrix algebra, constrained optimisation, and basic statistics. Examples of such skills can be found in the textbook : Essential mathematics for economic analysis, by K. Sydsaeter and P. Hammond, Financial Times / Prentice Hall, 2008 [3rd edition]).

The GRE Revised General Test scores are highly appreciated for this programme.

Remarks for the Master in International Economic Policy and the Master in Public Policy - policy stream Economics and Public Policy

Please note that although there is no mathematics admissions prerequisite, candidates for the Master in International Economic Policy and the Master in Public Policy - policy stream Economics and Public Policy are expected to have completed successfully at least introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the undergraduate level.