Paris named the best student city

For the fourth year in a row, Paris has been ranked first in the QS Best Student Cities.
This ranking highlights the academic excellence, the relatively affordable tuition fees, the promising career prospects and the diversity of the student body here in Paris.
Each year, more than 3,000 international students choose to study on the Parisian campus of Sciences Po. During their time here, they experience all that makes Paris the best student city in the world: the chance to study in an internationally-renowned university while engaging in a unique multicultural community and enjoying the French lifestyle in the heart of the Saint-Germain des Prés neighborhood.

  • 4th in Politics and International Studies

Sciences Po is ranked fourth internationally among research universities for Politics & International Studies. Our degrees fast-track graduates to key positions in both the public and private sectors. Nearly 90 percent of Sciences Po graduates find work within six months of graduation. They work in a wide range of sectors, with a concentration in consulting, banking and public administration.

  • Learn from the best academics and professionals

Courses at Sciences Po are taught by distinguished professors and internationally-renowned practitioners. This blend of academic and practical instruction gives students a unique, well-rounded profile which is highly sought after by leading recruiters.

  • Engage with a unique multicultural community of top international students

At Sciences Po, nearly half of the students come from outside France. Our international students represent more than 140 countries and many of the world’s leading institutions. This multicultural environment means students live and study in constant interaction with different cultures and viewpoints.

  • Join Sciences Po’s international network of 65,000 alumni

Sciences Po has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years. Notable Sciences Po alumni include heads of state, government and international organisations, and leading figures in business and finance, academia, journalism, and the arts.

  • Financial constraints are not an obstacle to studying

At Sciences Po, nearly one out of four students receives financial assistance. To make sure students can concentrate on their studies, Sciences Po grants tuition exemptions and financial assistance to those in need. Tuition fees are also calculated on a sliding scale based on the resources of each student.
 

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Internet Censorship, Surveillance and Algorithmic Governmentality

Internet Censorship, Surveillance and Algorithmic Governmentality

Félix Tréguer is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERI Sciences Po and an associate researcher at the CNRS Centre for Internet and Society. At the CERI, he is part of the French research team of the ANR-ORA project “GUARDINT: Oversight and Intelligence Networks: Who Guards the Guardians?” He is the author of L'utopie déchue : une contre-histoire d'Internet, XVe-XXIe siècle (Fayard, 2019). In this interview, Félix answers our questions on his research interests and focus, and presents the aims and scope of the project he works on, GUARDINT.

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Ecological Transition: Launch of a Three-Year Action Plan

Ecological Transition: Launch of a Three-Year Action Plan

In the face of a climate in crisis and a planet experiencing profound ecological disruption, Sciences Po has set itself an ambitious three-year action plan. This plan will form one part of the much wider Climate Action: Make It Work initiative, launched in 2015. It responds to the institution’s obligations as both a place of study and work and a centre for teaching and learning, in Paris and across the six regional campuses.

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What goes on outside the classroom at Sciences Po?

What goes on outside the classroom at Sciences Po?

With over 230 student volunteer projects, a thousand activities and events, and a whole range of sports and art workshops, the academic year at Sciences Po is packed with volunteering, cultural, and athletic opportunities that offer all students the chance to put their talents to use and quench their thirst for activity. But beyond the stats, what do our students really get up to in their free time? Here’s a fact-checking overview of a generation of students ever in tune with the times.

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Paving the Way For A Green Future

Paving the Way For A Green Future

Eco-friendly, self-managed, and militant, PAVéS is an association committed to tackling questions on climate change at Sciences Po. But it is also well known by students for CAFéS, its ethical and solidarity-focused cafeteria run by students from the Paris campus. We met to talk with two of its members, Ilytie Piroit and Clémentine Sainclair, over an organic coffee. 

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Yoga in Education: Tips on Stress Management

Yoga in Education: Tips on Stress Management

Sophie Flak, President of RYE France (Research on Yoga in Education) and lecturer at Sciences Po, has incorporated yoga breaks into her communication classes. In this video, she gives students tips to manage and help reduce stress, recenter focus, and aid concentration - tools that can be applied in academia as well as in the professional or personal realms.

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FEMPO: Period-Proof Underwear Made in Sciences Po

FEMPO: Period-Proof Underwear Made in Sciences Po

FEMPO are the first period-proof underwear made in France. When Fanny Abes, at the time a third-year student in Vancouver, met Claudette Lovencin, the idea for the product was born. They are now both Sciences Po graduates. We met with them to speak about their career paths and business.

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Support for Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal

Support for Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal

Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, both researchers at the Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI), were arrested in Iran in early June 2019. Since then, they have been held in detention without valid legal grounds. On 31 January, 2020, the CERI organised a conference, "Captives Without Cause", aimed at contributing to the mobilisation for their release and raising awareness on the various issues (diplomatic, political, intellectual and human) linked to their detention. Many researchers, but also public figures familiar with the issue of arbitrary arrests and hostage situations were present.

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