Exchange programme

Sciences Po’s exchange programme welcomes more than 1,500 students each year from 410 partner universities around the world. At Bachelor’s level, exchange students can choose from Sciences Po’s seven campuses: Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers and Reims. Exchange students at Master’s or PhD level study on the Paris campus.

Exchange students come to Sciences Po for one or two semesters and can study in English, French or in both languages.

The exchange programme is an excellent opportunity to discover Sciences Po’s internationally-focused and professionally-relevant social science curriculum, distinctive teaching methods and vibrant student life.

Exchange programme admissions

The exchange programme is open to students at Sciences Po’s partner universities. If your university is one of our partners, check with your home university if you are eligible for an exchange at Sciences Po.

Prepare for your stay

Congratulations, you have been accepted! Now it’s time to prepare for your exchange.

Start by finding out what you need to do straight away; this includes completing your administrative registration and course registration and, in some cases, applying for a visa for your stay in France.

Then browse through the Welcome pages to find all the practical information you will need for your stay in France, as well as information on courses and studying at Sciences Po.

Academic calendar

Exchange students can study for one or two semesters at Sciences Po, depending on their home university’s requirements.

Consult the academic calendar

Costs of studying in France

Exchange students pay their tuition fees to their home university, not to Sciences Po. However, students need to be able to cover the costs incurred by studying abroad such as travel expenses and health insurance.

Find out more about the cost of living in France : Finance your studies at Sciences Po