Sciences Po is enrolling a record number of applicants in first year undergraduate programme - 7,670 in 2011, up from 3,050 in 2009. On average, one applicant in 5 is admitted. Once admitted to Sciences Po, the student is required to pay tuition.Tuition is determined on a sliding scale according to family income.
The sliding scale breaks down into 11 categories:
and accompanied by enhanced financial aid.
The sliding scale tuition system has made it possible to substantially enhance the financial aid system at Sciences Po:
The goal is 30% scholarship students by 2012
This pro-active policy fosters social diversity at Sciences Po. The goal is 30% scholarship students by 2012. Across the entire undergraduate student body (including non-eligible students), Sciences Po has 21% Crous scholarship students. Among eligible French students and European students, the proportion is 22%. This figure increases to 26% for students coming from the French education system.