Undergraduate studies: How to apply?

Undergraduate students enter Sciences Po after having completed their secondary studies. We welcome all applicant profiles regardless of background and country of origin. What matters most to us is your talent and your desire to pursue a Sciences Po education.


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Several admissions procedures for a greater diversity of profiles 

Sciences Po brings together a student community unique in its academic excellence, social diversity and multiculturalism. To ensure the recruitment of outstanding students from all backgrounds, Sciences Po offers different types of admissions procedures: examination-based admission, international admission, dual-degree admission and admission through the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programme.

Which procedure is right for me?

How can I apply through the international admissions procedure?

The international admissions procedure is a two-step process. First, applicants must submit an application online which undergoes an initial pre-selection process. Next, the selected candidates are invited to take part in an individual interview, either  in France or in one of a number of cities abroad. For more information, refer to our international admissions procedure.

When can I submit an application? 

The international admissions procedure for the 2018 intake will open on October 2017. International admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis until early May 2018.  Please refer to the international admissions calendar and the interview calendar.

What kinds of qualities does Sciences Po look for in an international applicant?

Applications must demonstrate the candidate’s academic excellence, desire to study at Sciences Po, a clear and purposeful set of personal goals, and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The application and interviews give each candidate the opportunity to present his or her qualities and potential. 

  • Admissions interviews in more than 70 cities worldwide
  • 14,000 students
  • 47% international students coming from 150 countries
  • 470 partner universities
  • 43 dual degree programmes
Sciences Po Undergraduate College Live Q&A session

Ask Sciences Po undergrads your questions live

On Monday, 26 November 2018 at 2 pm (Paris time), undergraduate students and Sciences Po representatives will take part in an online Q&A session. Ask Sciences Po undergrads your questions live


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. 

First year undergraduate students at Sciences Po

Why did they choose Sciences Po?

The 2016 first-year student cohort represents 94 nationalities and over half the students come from outside France. They all have their own story to tell about their journey to Sciences Po.

Sciences Po presentation

Sciences Po presentation

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