ADMISSIONS REPORT 2017: SCIENCES PO’S ATTRACTIVENESS CONFIRMED

The 2017 admissions report confirms Sciences Po’s attractiveness, with nearly 17,000 candidates in total and international students in particular applying in increasing numbers. The success of our Master’s programmes is also underscored with a 6 percent rise in applications to our seven graduate schools.

Attractiveness, selectivity...

More than 9,600 candidates applied to the Undergraduate College, where Sciences Po’s Bachelor’s programme is offered—a 3.6 percent rise overall compared to 2016. 1,800 were admitted. Boosting overall demand was an 11 percent increase in candidates through the international procedure and to our nine international dual degrees.

Applications to the Master’s programmes delivered at our seven graduate schools increased by 6 percent, with nearly 6,700 candidates and about 2,000 students admitted. Graduate applications through the international procedure and to our 38 dual degrees increased by 9.6 percent.

... and diversity

60 percent of admitted French students come from outside the Paris region, a figure apt to counter a stubborn preconception about Sciences Po’s student body. Our 1,800 new undergraduates come from a thousand different high schools in France and around the world. This is the result of Sciences Po’s commitment to social diversity, which has seen nearly 1,800 students admitted through the Equal Opportunity programme since 2001. And more broadly, it highlights the impact of our unique financial aid and sliding scale tuition fee policy. In 2017, direct aid to students amounted to approximately €10.4 million and benefited 37 percent of students.

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Latin American students: six reasons to choose Sciences Po

Latin American students: six reasons to choose Sciences Po

Are you a Latin American student looking for a selective international university? Sciences Po is one of the world’s leading universities for social sciences and the humanities. Each year we welcome around 600 Latin American students keen to benefit from our multidisciplinary programmes. Still uncertain? Here are six great reasons to choose Sciences Po.

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“The world economy is more dangerous and less stable now than in 2008”

Nearly ten years on from the global financial crisis of 2008, Colin Hay, researcher at Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, and Tom Hunt (University of Sheffield) have edited a little book which provides a timely warning as to the dangers still present and building in the global economic system. In The Coming Crisis (Palgrave, 2017) they draw on research on the political economy of growth, stagnation, austerity and crisis, placing each in the context of the wider environmental crisis. Interview with Professor Hay.

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Stay calm and relaxed!

Stay calm and relaxed!

Each year, half of new students at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College come from outside France. International applicants go through a two-step procedure. First, they complete and submit an online application. Based on this application, certain candidates are then pre-selected for an interview, which can be held in various cities around the world.
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A week in Silicon Valley

A week in Silicon Valley

To get students thinking about the many aspects of the digital revolution, Sciences Po’s Entrepreneurship Centre took 15 of them to Silicon Valley for a close-up look at technology’s key players, including Facebook, Google and AirBnb. Yaël, who is doing a research-based Master’s in political theory at the Sciences Po Doctoral School, and Thomas, an engineering student at Polytechnique, took part in this immersion-learning trip. Machine learning, blockchain, data science... they told us all about it.

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“France, a great environment for startups”

“France, a great environment for startups”

Tony Fadell, former senior vice president at Apple, iPod designer and founder of connected objects company Nest, moved to Paris a few months ago. The serial entrepreneur has left Silicon Valley behind him to develop his next projects in the French capital. “France is a country that believes so much in education”, he said. In November 2017 he came to share ideas with Sciences Po students. He goes over a few key points from his talk in this video.

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“The future is being built today”

“The future is being built today”

Fitiavana Andry from Madagascar wants to play a part in her country's future. Fitiavana belongs to the first cohort of Sciences Po - MasterCard Foundation scholars, a programme that supports committed students from Africa.

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Artillerie: discover our future campus!

Artillerie: discover our future campus!

A new chapter in Sciences Po’s history is beginning. The redevelopment project chosen for the Artillerie site acquired in late 2016 has been unveiled: it is the work of the team led by Sogelym Dixence with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Beyond the architectural challenge of transforming a seventeenth-century novitiate into a sustainable, innovative university campus, this plan represents a complete renewal of Sciences Po after 150 years of existence.

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Summer School: Applications are open

Summer School: Applications are open

The Summer School is an opportunity for students from around the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on our Paris and Reims campuses.  Here’s what you need to know before starting your application!

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