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Sciences Po and Germany
Relations between Sciences Po and Germany are many, varied and productive, both in terms of research and of faculty and student mobility. There are more German students taking a degree programme at Sciences Po than of any other nationality apart from French.
For many of them, Sciences Po is a highly effective springboard into the European and international job markets.
Sciences Po has partnerships with 30 German universities. See the list of our partner universities.
Franco-German University (UFA)
The Franco-German University is an institution founded by France and Germany to promote academic cooperation and exchanges between the two states. UFA supports the dual degree programmes between Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin, offering financial assistance to all students on these dual degrees programmes for living abroad. Find out more about UFA (FR)
Cooperation for excellence
Max Planck - Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)
MaxPo is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. Based on the Sciences Po campus in Paris, MaxPo is a platform for analysing social change and the way in which individuals, institutions and Western society in general deal with an unstable environment. Find out more about MaxPo.
The Alfred Grosser Chair
The Alfred Grosser Chair, named after a distinguished Sciences Po professor, encourages academic exchanges between France and Germany. With the support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Foundation, it welcomes two professors from German universities each year to teach political science, economics, sociology, contemporary history and/or law. Find out more about the Alfred Grosser Chair.
Franco-German academic partnership in International Law (HeiParisMax)
This partnership fosters scientific cooperation and the exchange of Phd and postdoc students between Sciences Po and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and with Universität Heidelberg's Law department. Find out more about HeiParisMax (FR).
Teaching programme on Germany
The Sciences Po Undergraduate College offers a European programme with a focus on Germany, taught in French, German and English on the Nancy campus.
Find out more about the trilingual European programme.
Teaching programmes in partnership with German universities
Dual Bachelor's degree
Dual Master's degrees
Franco-German exchange programme for parliamentary internships
This programme is designed for French and German students and graduates who want to improve their understanding of European policy issues and of how the administrative and political systems of the host country function.
Find out more about the Franco-German exchange programme for parliamentary internships (Fr).
Sciences Po welcomes university students on exchange from its German partners every year. Sciences Po students also complete exchanges at these universities, either in their third undergraduate year or during their Master's programme.
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Sciences Po maintains a large number of research collaborations with Germany. Some projects are jointly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), others by the Open Research Area for the social sciences (ORA) with joint funding from France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, or by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.
Sciences Po is a member of the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (Interdisciplinary Centre for German Studies, or CIERA)(Fr) which brings together French universities that excel in this field.
Gerhard-Kiersch Verein Association (AGKV)
This is an association for the alumni of dual degree programmes with Freie Universität Berlin. Find out more about the Gerhard-Kiersch Verein association (FR)
Franco-German association of parliamentary assistants (AFAAP)
This association brings together the alumni from the Franco-German exchange programme for parliamentary internships. Find out more about AFAAP (FR)
- The DAAD (German office of university exchanges) offers support for 10 students who want to study at Sciences Po in the first year of their Master's programme. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be German or have an academic tie with Germany. More information about the DAAD scholarships (Fr).
- The Stephen M. Kellen scholarship for students admitted to the Bachelor dual degree with Freie Universität Berlin.
At a glance
- Over 600 German students at Sciences Po, 80% of whom are taking a degree programme
- 30 partner universities in Germany
- Over 500 alumni in Germany
- 2 dual degrees with Freie Universität Berlin