Paris campus

  • Paris campus entrance ©Martin ArgyrogloParis campus entrance ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Students in the E. Boutmy amphitheater ©Martin ArgyrogloStudents in the E. Boutmy amphitheater ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Students in a classroom, seen from the garden ©Martin ArgyrogloStudents in a classroom, seen from the garden ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Rene Remond Library ©Martin ArgyrogloRene Remond Library ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Students in the library ©Manuel BraunStudents in the library ©Manuel Braun
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The Paris campus is Sciences Po's original campus. As well as Undergraduate College students, it accommodates all Master's and doctoral students at the seven Sciences Po graduate schools.

A general multidisciplinary programme

Students on the Paris campus follow the multidisciplinary curriculum in the humanities and social sciences common to the entire Undergraduate College without a regional specialization, which is called the "general programme".

The programme is taught in French with some courses in English and gives students a solid grounding in law, economics, history, political humanities, political science and sociology.

The Paris campus is also home to students on the dual degree programmes with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (social sciences and applied mathematics), Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris IV (social sciences and humanities with a choice between literature, philosophy or history) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI (science and social sciences).

Students can study one of the fifteen languages taught on campus, while also taking English courses for students who do not have B2-level English.

A unique experience in an international environment

The Paris campus has about 3,000 undergraduate students, over a third of whom are international students on a semester or year of exchange at Sciences Po. This cultural diversity makes the first two years on campus an international experience in itself, which is capped off with the third year abroad studying at one of Sciences Po's 470 partner universities.

Campus life is also kept vibrant by the vast range of clubs and associations on offer and many events throughout the year. With the choice of more than 80 artistic, union, political, cultural and humanitarian clubs and associations, students are encouraged to participate in activities that develop their sense of community and responsibility.

Paris, a world city

The Paris campus is located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, a historic intellectual and artistic centre ten minutes from the Louvre Museum and the Latin Quarter, but also close to the major institutions of the French Republic (National Assembly, Senate, etc.). Its central location makes the campus easy to reach by public transport, by bicycle or on foot.

A cosmopolitan metropolis featuring its characteristic Haussmannian architecture, Paris has a great variety of neighborhoods to explore: Le Marais, Montparnasse, Montmartre, Les Batignolles, Bastille, etc. It is also the most wooded city in Europe with more than 400 parks and gardens.