An international university open to all

Limited financial resources are not a barrier to receiving a Sciences Po education. Nearly one in three students receives a full-fee scholarship.

Fees & financial aid

Tuition fees 

Students whose tax residence is in the European Economic Area pay fees according to a sliding scale, from €0 to €10,250/year for the undergraduate programmes and from €0 to €14,100 for the Master’s programmes (for the academic year 2016-2017). This calculation is based on the total declared family income and size of the household.
These students may use the online calculator to estimate fees directly.

Students whose tax residence is not in the European Economic Area will pay fees of €10,1250/year for the undergraduate programmes and €14,100 for the Master’s programmes (in 2016-2017).

Every year, nearly a third of students pay zero tuition fees. Institution-specific initiatives allow students to benefit from exemptions under certain conditions.

Financial aid: exemptions and grants


To allow its students to devote all of their energy to their studies, Sciences Po offers substantial financial aid to those in need. French and European students receiving the CROUS scholarship are not only exempt from paying tuition, but also receive a significant top-up grant from Sciences Po.
Students from outside the European Economic Area may apply for many scholarships including the Émile Boutmy excellence scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po (1872). Over 250 students receive this prestigious scholarship every year.

  • 27 % of first-year students receive financial aid
  • 2,000 recipients of the Emile Boutmy scholarship over the past 10 years
  • €10.2 million set aside for grants and other financial aid

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Mobility grants

Financial difficulties should never keep students from taking advantage of the experience of studying abroad. Sciences Po and its partners therefore offer international mobility grants

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Sciences Po's lobby

Fees & financial aid

Sciences Po is committed to offering affordable university education to all eligible students through a unique tuition fee and financial aid policy. 

Emile Boutmy, founder of Sciences Po

The Emile Boutmy scholarship

The Emile Boutmy scholarship is awarded to the best international students from outside of the European Union.