Exchange programme on the Paris campus

Students in the undergraduate exchange programme on the Paris campus can choose from a wide range of courses taught in French or in English in the humanities and social sciences: law, economics, history, humanities, political science, sociology and international relations. They can also take culture courses which include learning French methodology, and language classes.

Choosing courses

Course registration is done online, in July for the first semester and in January for the second semester. To prepare their choice of courses, exchange students are invited to read the course descriptions provided on the website, taking careful note of pre-requisites (disciplinary and language requirements in particular).

They must enroll at least one course of 5 ECTS credits and cannot choose more than 30 ECTS credits per semester. To be eligible for the Certificate of Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, they must pass 20 ECTS credits in one semester (out of 30 ECTS credits attempted) and 45 ECTS credits for one academic year (out of 60 ECTS credits attempted).

Each type of course is worth a specific number of ECTS credits:

  • Lecture course: 10 ECTS
  • Seminar course: 5 ECTS
  • Elective course : 5 ECTS
  • Language course: 5 ECTS
  • Artistic workshop: 5 ECTS

Course lists for the autumn semester:

Course lists for the spring semester:

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Welcome Programme

The Welcome programme is for students enrolled in the exchange programme on the Paris campus for a semester or an academic year. It is optional and takes place a week before classes start. The courses, information meetings and activities on offer help students settle in to Sciences Po as well as possible.

Welcome Days (non-Welcome Programme)

These information meetings are intended for any international students who have just arrived at Sciences Po and are not participating in the Welcome Programme.

Find out more about the Welcome Days

Know who to contact

There are a lot of people available to help and guide you during your time on the Paris campus:

  • The Administration Office will help you complete your administrative registration, get your student card, register with social security and take out a supplementary health insurance.
  • The Undergraduate College Academic Secretariatwill guide you through your course registration (except for language courses, see the Department of Languages below) and help you obtain your transcripts.
    • Email: premiercycle.echange@sciencespo.fr
    • Location: “Petit Hall” at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris
    • Opening hours:
      • Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.45pm
      • Tuesday and Thursday, 2.15pm to 4.45pm
  • The academic coordinator in charge of the programme: Myriam Faten Sfar is your academic advisor during your period of study at the Undergraduate College. If you would like to request an appointment, please send her an email.
  • The Department of Languageswill help you with registration for language courses.  
    • Email: langues1ercycle.paris@sciencespo.fr
    • Location: 9 rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris.
    • Opening hours:
      • Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.45pm
      • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2.15pm to 4.45pm
  • International Affairs Division: in liaison with your home university, the person in charge of cooperation with your home region will help you organise your stay at Sciences Po (except for follow-up of your courses, see: the Undergraduate College academic coordinator and Academic Secretariat).

Find out more

Undergraduate College exchange programme