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Sciences Po has developed a network of nearly 50 higher education institutions in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile.
See the list of our partner universities.
Bachelor's programme focused on Latin America
The Sciences Po University College Europe-Latin America programme (FR) was launched in 2001 on the Poitiers campus. It offers a curriculum focused on the Latin American continent and introduces its students to the richness, diversity and political, economic, social and cultural issues specific to the region's countries and peoples. It provides a comparative perspective between Europe, particularly the Iberian peninsula, and Latin America.
Master's concentration on Latin America
The Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA) offers concentrations on eight regions. Latin American Studies is one of the concentrations available.
Dual Master's degrees
Sciences Po and the FGV – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo have offered a dual Master's degree in International Relations, Management and Trade since 2007.
The Sciences Po Urban School and the Centro de Estudios Démograficos, Urbanos e Ambientales (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico have joined forces to create a unique graduate programme in Comparative Urban Governance worldwide with a focus on Latin American cities.
Sciences Po has developed partneship programmes with four universities in Latin America: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago), Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires) and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Sciences Po welcomes around a hundred students from its Latin American partner universities each semester. The same number of Sciences Po students go to discover or deepen their knowledge of Latin America as part of their third undergraduate year or during their Master's semester abroad.
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As a member of the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), Sciences Po is involved in all activities of the grouping including its international projects. USPC is particularly involved in Argentina and Brazil where a representative conducts the projects.
USPC in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Buenos Aires permanent office opened in mid-September 2014. Partnership agreements were signed with the National Interuniversity Council (CIN), the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and the Franco-Argentine Centre (CFA) for social sciences. More info.
USPC and the National Interuniversity Council (CIN) have just launched a call for a joint education programme (PDF, 315 Kb). Deadline: March 31st, 2016.
USPC in São Paulo, Brazil
The USPC Office in Brazil is on the São Paulo University campus in the international relations building. It was opened in September 2015.The University of São Paulo will soon be opening a representation office in Paris on the Université Paris Diderot campus. This new office is part of the USPC Idex project which aims to make this consortium into a world-renowned higher education and research institution. More info.
L'Observatoire Politique de l'Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes (OPALC)
OPALC (FR) is a political observatory on Latin America and the Caribbean involving faculty and students from Sciences Po and other partner institutions. It has become the French-language portal of reference for the political analysis of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Colegio de México
To promote collaboration between academics from El Colegio de México (website in Spanish) and Sciences Po, within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed by the two institutions in March 2009, a joint fund was established to finance research projects conducted by academics from El Colegio de México and Sciences Po. Funding is attributed through a call for proposals by El Colegio de México and Sciences Po every two years.
The 2017/2018 Call for Proposals (PDF, 703 Kb) has been launched beginning of September 2017 for funding from January 2018 to June 2019 (18 months).
La Red is an association for alumni from the Poitiers campus's Europe-Latin America programme. It aims to maintain and strengthen contact between alumni of the Poitiers campus and to build ties between the campus's former and current students.
Find out more about La Red (FR)
At a glance
- Nearly 600 Latin American students study at Sciences Po each year
- 48 partner universities in Latin America
- 10% of Sciences Po students choose to study in Latin America during their Bachelor's or Master's programme
- 5 dual degrees or joint programmes with Latin American universities
- 1 political observatory dedicated to Latin America (OPALC)