Admissions to a Ph.D

The Doctoral School offers both Master’s and PhD programmes.

Direct admission to a PhD

Admissions for the 2019 intake are now open.

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree, whether from France or abroad, and wish to enter a Sciences Po doctoral programme directly at the PhD level must submit their online application by one of the following deadlines:

  • January 15, 2019 at 12am for an admission decision by the end of February 2019. 
  • May 20, 2019 at 12am, for an admission decision during the first two weeks of July 2019.

Doctoral programme applicants may be asked to sit an interview, either at Sciences Po or via videoconference or telephone.

The application is available exclusively online.

More information on direct PhD admissions.

Admission to a Master programme

The Doctoral School offers several Master programmes. Prospective students must follow the standard application process for Master’s programmes (either the exam-based procedure, or the international procedure, depending on their situation).

Note: Sciences Po undergraduates who wish to apply to a Doctoral School Master’s programme must submit the dedicated application designated for them.