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International graduate applications for the 2017 intake are now closed. For dual degrees, check the specific deadlines. Sciences Po students answer your questions on a series of live interviews!
International graduate admissions : language requirements
The language requirements depend on the programme you are applying to. Test results must be attached directly to the online application.
||No French required|
|All other graduate programmes||
Only the following tests are accepted (no exceptions will be made).
Certain applicants may be exempted from a language test according to their situation. Please check our language test exemptions page.
The graduate program of History proposed by the Doctoral School requires a French level B2. In certain cases B1 can be accepted under reservation of approval. Certain applicants may be invited to an interview with members of the History department. Video conference is possible for those outside of France.
Check the language requirements for the dual degree programmes.
Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs:
- English test required: TOEFL 100 or IELTS 7 no subscore under 6.5 or Cambridge English: Advanced or TOEIC "Listening and Reading": 945/990 and "Speaking and writing": 360/400 or PTE Academic 68
- French: the applicants are encouraged to have some knowledge of French as some courses are taught in French.
You must provide your language test results no later than the deadline of the programme you are applying to. If, however, you are applying to a scholarship you must respect the deadline of the scholarship having provided all of the required documents, including your language test results. Your application to the scholarship will not be taken into account in the case of any missing documents.
Your online application may be processed without your language test results. It is therefore possible to be refused entry before having provided them. If you are offered admission but you have not yet provided the language test(s) the offer will only be valid under the condition that you provide your results. Accordingly, your letter of admission will not be issued until you have satisfied this requirement.
This information is not applicable to dual degree programmes which require language test results for the application to be processed.
Applicants who have received a conditional offer of admission must provide their language test results before the given deadline according to the language requirements on this page. Otherwise enrollment will be deferred, under the same conditions, until the following academic school year.
Two to three months may be needed to obtain your language test results. You must therefore take the necessary precautions in order to provide your results whilst respecting the deadline. You must indicate the date in which you have or will pass the language test in your online application.
Please note that other than the Cambridge Proficiency certificate language tests are valid for only two years. Tests must be valid on the deadline of the programme you are applying for.
Language level requirements differ from programme to programme, you must take into acount the highest level required in the case you are applying to two programmes with different requirements.
* Our institution code for receiving your TOEFL score reports is 0695. Even if you have your score reports sent directly to us, please attach a copy to the application form as soon as you receive them.