Sciences Po's international dimension was established in its founding documents. Driven forward by this vocation for more than 150 years, today Sciences Po stands out as a world-class university.
A world-class university
Internationally recognised degrees
The education and degrees offered at Sciences Po meet international standards and are recognised by the most renowned universities. Some of these universities have developed dual-degree programmes with Sciences Po at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
Our degrees are also prized by recruiters, and the ease with which our students incorporate the international labour market illustrates the value of our education.
A student body unique in terms of excellence and multiculturalism
Sciences Po recruits its students from among the finest candidates in France and abroad. Each year, Sciences Po welcomes 13,000 students, with 47 % of its student body made up of international students representing 150 nationalities. The multiculturalism and academic excellence of our student community contribute greatly to enhancing Sciences Po's attractiveness on the world stage.
Sciences Po: A centre for public debate
A powerful network
Sciences Po is a member of several university consortia (APSIA, College Board, GPPN, etc.) and has developed partnerships with 470 universities.The institution also relies on an influential community of alumni, as well as an extensive network of major companies, international organisations, governments, foundations and media outlets. Find out more about Sciences Po’s international partnerships and activities.
Sciences Po's research programmes are endorsed by international public agencies. They regularly receive support from major funding agencies such as the European Research Council and the French National Research Agency.
470 partner universities
Sciences Po is part of a network of 470 partner universities. This network is unique for its dynamism and academic excellence. Our partner universities include: Cambridge (England), Columbia University (USA), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Fudan (China), Keio University (Japan), the London School of Economics (England), MGIMO (Russia), UC Berkeley (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of São Paulo (Brazil), etc. See all our partner universities.
Prestigious dual-degree programmes
Sciences Po and several universities within its network have developed 42 dual-degree programmes at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. These programmes allow students to earn degrees from both Sciences Po and partner universities, including Columbia University in the City of New York (USA), the London School of Economics (England) and Peking University (China).
30 years of cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin
Dual Bachelor's degree with Columbia University
Dual Bachelor's degree with the University of Hong Kong
This student mobility contributes to the international and multicultural experience available at Sciences Po, while enhancing the university's educational offering.
Shared education and research initiatives
Finally, this network serves as a venue for excellence-based cooperation in the fields of education and research, as exemplified in programmes such as Alliance, GPPN, as well as Oxpo and Maxpo, developed with Oxford University and the Max Planck institute.
47 % international students
150 nationalities represented
470 partner universities
42 dual degree programmes
7 multicultural campuses
25 foreign languages taught
Students from partner universities can study at one of Sciences Po's seven campuses as part of an exchange programme. They are fully integrated into the student body. Learn more about exchange programmes at Sciences Po
OXPO OXPO is a collaborative social sciences structure established between Oxford University and Sciences Po. OXPO aims to stimulate comparative research into political and social phenomena, particularly in European countries with an emphasis on France and the United Kingdom.
Alliance Alliance is a partnership programme bringing together Columbia University, the French Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne and Sciences Po. A laboratory of educational and scientific innovation, the Alliance programme is also a pre-eminent platform for transatlantic cooperation in the fields of education and research.
What is Sciences Po?
What do students learn at Sciences Po? Where do they come from? What do they do after graduation? Learn all about Sciences Po with the following video.