The Sciences Po Undergraduate College is open to students with a secondary education (French Baccalauréat or foreign equivalent).
The undergraduate programme provides students with a multidisciplinary education in the social sciences and a strong international outlook. It leads to a Bachelor-level degree (240 ECTS credits).
The mandatory year abroad is specific to Sciences Po. It allows students to deepen their knowledge in the social sciences or to specialise in a particular discipline, and to reinforce their language skills. It is also a fantastic opportunity for students to open their minds. When they come back, they often think in a different way.
Two years in France, one year abroad
The Sciences Po Undergraduate College offers a three-year undergraduate programme. Students spend the first two years on one of Sciences Po’s seven campuses in France, and are then required to spend their third year abroad, either performing an internship or studying in one of Sciences Po's 470 partner universities.
Multidisciplinary studies with an international focus
The educational programme at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College includes a common core of social sciences courses - law, economics, history, political science and sociology - as well as specialised courses according to specific regional focuses:
The Paris Campus offers a general social sciences programme.
No need to speak French to study at Sciences Po
French and English are the main languages of instruction. In addition, Sciences Po offers language courses in 25 languages. Sciences Po is also open to non French-speaking students, who may enrol in one of the English-language programmesoffered in Le Havre, Menton and Reims. They learn French while studying at Sciences Po.
Develop critical thinking skills
At Sciences Po, students take full advantage of formal instruction thanks to interactive classes. This format fosters skills such as public speaking, debate and critical thinking. The undergraduate curriculum also features artistic, literary and scientific disciplines. The overarching goal is to provide students with all the tools they need to understand the world.
Learn from academics and practitioners
Courses at Sciences Po are taught by renowned academics and professionals working in the public and private sectors. The knowledge they transmit is thus nurtured by innovative research in the social sciences, while remaining rooted in reality.
A degree that creates opportunities
Following their three years of study, students earn their Bachelor's degree. They can then choose to begin their professional lives or to continue their studies at the master's level at Sciences Po or in any other university in France or abroad.
Sciences Po Graduates in the International Job Market
Sciences Po offers dual bachelor’s degree programmes with prominent world universities. These programmes offer a carefully coordinated curriculum. Students graduate from both institutions, providing access to leading graduate studies and prominent markets in the world.
Dual bachelor's degree with Columbia University
Dual bachelor's degree with UBC
Dual bachelor's degree with University College London
2 years at Sciences Po (Reims, Menton or Le Havre Campus) + 2 years at the University of Sydney
Focus on the social sciences at Sciences Po. Students choose one of three possible degrees at the University of Sydney: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences or Bachelor of Economics
Programme in English with no prior study of French required
All students at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College spend their third undergraduate abroad. In the video, Sciences Po student Marko Ceperkovic and Sciences Po alumna Cécile Schneider look back on their year abroad during the 2016 Sciences Po Online Open House. Watch the video.
Students from partner universities can study at Sciences Po as part of an exchange programmeDuring one or two semesters, they are fully integrated into the student body. The Reims campus is the only site offering a certificate-awarding exchange programme for students who wish to enhance their studies in international relations.
The Emile Boutmy scholarship
The Emile Boutmy scholarship is awarded to the best international students from outside of the European Union.