Degrees, community, network

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.

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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.

Cutting-edge research 

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. 


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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 BachelorMaster 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).







A proactive student mobility policy

This network provides significant benefits for undergraduate Sciences Po students during their mandatory third year abroad, for graduate students taking advantage of a semester outside of Sciences Po, and for PhD candidates who participate in doctoral exchange programmes. 
Sciences Po also welcomes students from partner universities as part of exchange programmes.

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


Exchange students at Sciences Po

Exchange programme

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

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Academic collaborations

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 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.


The Sciences Po campus in Paris

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.

Sciences Po presentation

Sciences Po presentation

All you need to know about Sciences Po: studies, career prospects, student life and applications.


Soraya Jean-Louis, a Sciences Po undergraduate student

Why did they choose Sciences Po?

In September 2015, more than 1,500 undergraduate students started the school year at Sciences Po. Why did they choose Sciences Po?