One-year Master's programmes : Language level required

For admission to a one-year Master's programme (except SPEAP), English proficiency is required, which can be proved by the following English tests:

  • TOEFL 100
  • IELTS 7 no subscore under 6
  • Cambridge : Certificate in Advanced English
  • TOEIC   « listening and reading »: 945/990 et « speaking and writing »: 360/400

The English tests must not be older than two years on the deadline of the programme you are applying for.

If you are unable to provide scores from one of the above tests when submitting your application, please attach any relevant supporting material proving your English level. 

Examples of such material may be: a degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction (at least two years of study), proof of 2 years of professional experience in an English speaking country and/or in an exclusively English speaking working environment. 

The jury will take these documents into consideration, but please note that an English test may be required if the material submitted is not deemed sufficient to prove your English proficiency. 

Please note that on the application form you must upload your proof of English proficiency under "English Language test", even if your document is not a language test).

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

Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP)

English and French are required for this programme. 

Applicants must present one of the following proofs of French proficiency

  • 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

Applicants must present one of the following proofs of English proficiency: 

  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • IELTS 6.5 no sub-score under 5.5
  • Cambridge English: First
  • TOEIC   « listening and reading »: 785/990 et « speaking and writing »: 310/400 
  • PTE Academic 61

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