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The core mission of the administrative, social and grant assistance, and housing and disability service, is to welcome and support you in your education.
The administrative office is a required and indispensable gateway for students across all of Sciences Po’s university campuses: it assists with the administrative enrolment or re-enrolment process.
=> See the webpages of the Administrative service
Registration in the Reporting of Theses in Preparation (STEP) database
A successor to the Central Database for Theses in the Humanities and Social Sciences, STEP (Reporting of Theses in Preparation) is the professional interface devoted to the management of prepared theses in institutions.
This centralization allows the whole research community to have the most accurate knowledge possible on the state of research in a specific discipline, research field or subject area.
=> Visit the STEP website
Every thesis must mandatorily be registered and tracked in STEP: a first time during the first year of enrolment, and then as often as necessary depending on changes that may be made over the course of the PhD; in the event that the thesis topic, thesis supervisor or university changes, you will need to fill out this form (.rtf format).
Submission, record, dissemination and archive
After the defense
On the advice of the President of the jury the thesis may be reproduced in accordance with different sets of guidelines:
Thesis disseminated without corrections
The Central Secretariat of the Doctoral School submits a printed copy and electronic file to the FNSP Library. No correction can be made if the jury does not request one on the defense slip.
Thesis disseminated after corrections requested during the defense
You have three months to submit a new printed copy of your corrected thesis and a new electronic file to the Central Secretariat of the Doctoral School.
Contact: Florence Avisse - Tel.: 01 45 49 72 30 - office 604, 1st floor, 199 bd Saint-Germain
In this case the thesis is not accessible.
For more details on this subject, see the page on Disseminating your thesis online
On 25 May 2016, the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research published:
Mediation and conflict resolution
If difficulties or conflicts arise, the parties should seek an amicable resolution. The conflict resolution mechanism is managed by Sciences Po’s Doctoral School, which offers services to assist in the resolution of conflicts when they appear during the preparation of a PhD. The mediator’s task is to hear the opposing parties, bring them together to present their perspectives to one another and help them reach a resolution. The mediator does not have any authority beyond that with which the parties entrust him. It is strongly recommended that a mediator be used. Contact your administrator if needed.