International graduate admissions for the 2018 intake are now open.

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.

Programmes English French
Language requirements
  • All programmes of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)
  • Master in Economic Law
  • Master in Economics and Business
  • Master in European Affairs (English track) 
  • Master in Communications, Media and Creative Industries
  • Governing the Large Metropolis
  • Master in Economics
  • Master in Public Policy 
  • TOEFL IBT 100
  • IELTS 7 no subscore under 6
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
  • TOEIC "Listening and Reading": 945/990 and "Speaking and writing": 360/400
  • PTE Academic 68
No French required
Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs
  • TOEFL IBT 100
  • IELTS 7 no subscore under 6.5
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
  • TOEIC "Listening and Reading": 945/990 and "Speaking and writing": 360/400
  • PTE Academic 68
French : It is highly recommended to hold a level corresponding to a Delf B1 or TCF 300. 
The graduate program of History proposed by the Doctoral School   French level B2 required. 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.  
All other graduate programmes
  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • IELTS 6.5 no subscore under 5.5
  • Cambridge English: First
  • TOEIC  « listening and reading »: 785/990 and « speaking and writing » : 310/400
  • PTE Academic 61
  • TCF 500 (Compulsory and optional parts required : 500 points with no sub-score below 14/20 for the optional parts)
  • DALF C1 ou C2
  • C1 or C2 French certificate delivered by Sciences Po Summer School

Only the following tests are accepted (no exceptions will be made).

Specific situations

Certain applicants may be exempted from a language test according to their situation. Please check our language test exemptions page.

Check the language requirements for the dual degree programmes.


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.

Important information

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.