The tuition fees system distinguishes between two major categories of students:
Bursaries for non-EU students
The Emile Boutmy Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by Sciences Po to top students from outside the European Union, who have demonstrated academic excellence and whose personal profile matches the course requirements.
Many other organizations, both private and public, in France and abroad, also offer grants and scholarships to non-European students at Sciences Po.
Bursaries and grants for EU students
To compensate for the lack of bursaries and grants offered by the government to European students, Sciences Po has decided to introduce a very ambitious social benefits system. European Union students who fulfil the same social criteria as their French counterparts may receive bursaries from Sciences Po of the same amount as French students during their first year of study at Sciences Po.
Starting from their second year, the students will be required to apply for a bursary through the CROUS de Paris. Students receiving this bursary will be exempt from paying Sciences Po tuition fees.