Cambridge-Sciences Po academic exchange programme
Information meeting: January 26, 2018 at 10 a.m at Sciences Po
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Deadline for applications: 13th April 2018

An information meeting on CAMPO (Cambridge-Sciences Po academic exchange programme) will take place on: January 26 at 10 a.m - meeting room of the Doctoral School, 3rd floor, 199 boulevard Saint-Germain.

Sciences Po and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge set up an academic exchange programme in 2014. With the signing, in Paris in November 2017, of the new CamPo research partnership between the two institutions we are delighted to be able to extend that exchange programme to include all departments and faculties within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Cambridge and all of Sciences Po’s research centres.

Applications are now open for stays in the other institution during the academic year 2018-19.

  • PhD students whose research would benefit from spending a period of time in the other institution are encouraged to apply to this scheme. Visiting students should arrange their stay so that it coincides with the teaching terms in the institution that will host them.
        • In Cambridge, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with the host department and provided with desk space (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Cambridge online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the School as their institutional point of contact. Visiting CAMPO PhD students will be encouraged to play a full part in the academic life of the host department, through participation in seminars and interaction with faculty. For your information, please find the term dates for the University of Cambridge.
        • In Sciences Po, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres and with the Ecole Doctorale. They will have access to desk space in one of the research centres (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Sciences Po online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the faculty as their institutional point of contact. For your information, please find the dates of the Sciences Po semesters and other relevant information on Sciences Po campus.

The CamPo exchange offers a fee-waver between POLIS and Sciences Po. There is no dedicated funding for exchange participants. Participants are advised to contact their institution (College and Department, Ecole Doctorale and Centres) to enquire about travel funds available to PhD students.

However, Cambridge and Sciences Po have an Erasmus exchange agreement, which this exchange scheme is a part of. Conditions apply to qualify for Erasmus support, in particular in relation to the length of stay (3 months usually); visiting PhD students at Cambridge whose first language is not English will also have to take and pass an IELTS test. As visiting Erasmus students, CAMPO PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided by the Erasmus programme at Sciences Po or in Cambridge: they will be affiliated with a college and, subject to availability, they will be able to rent accommodation through the university/college). Participants should apply to their home institution to qualify for Erasmus funding prior to their departure.

For more info on Erasmus+ contact your home institution:

Sciences Po
or contact Aurélien Krejbich (

 or contact

CAMPO Application process

The deadline for applications is the 13th April 2018.

Interested PhD students should send

    • a covering letter, detailing briefly their PhD research and the academic reasons for their visit
    • a detailed CV (2 pages) and a short (2 page) outline of their PhD project
    • a letter of recommendation from their supervisor

Applications should be sent to both Colin Hay ( and Chris Bickerton (

Successful applicants are encouraged to apply for Erasmus funding in their home institution and prior to departure.

Within a month of returning to their home institutions, exchange visitors are required to provide a short report (2 pages max) about their stay.

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