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Sciences Po and the United States
Sciences Po has partnership agreements with more than 80 universities in the US.
See our partner universities.
The Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA) is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). APSIA brings together 60 schools from America, Asia and Europe, all of which are recognized for the quality of their teaching in international relations.
Find out more about APSIA
In 2011, Sciences Po became the first French university to join the prestigious American College Board. Belonging to the College Board helps Sciences Po recruit students from the best high schools in the US.
Find out more about the College Board
Cooperation for excellence
Alliance is a joint venture between Columbia University, the École Polytechnique, Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po. A laboratory for innovation in education and research, Alliance has also become a major academic platform for transatlantic debate on global issues.
Find out more about Alliance
Global Public Policy Network (GPPN)
The GPPN was founded in 2005 by Sciences Po, Columbia SIPA and the London School of Economics. Since then, the University of Tokyo (Japan), FGV-EAESP (Brazil), the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore) have joined this influential network. GPPN's work is instrumental in guiding both public policy research and the education of students aiming to work in the sector.
Find out more about GPPN
Teaching programmes on North America
The Sciences Po Bachelor Programme on North America specialises in North America and transatlantic relations. It is taught at the Sciences Po campus in Reims.
The Paris School of International Relations at Sciences Po (PSIA) offers eight regional concentrations for Master's students. North American Studies is one of the concentrations available.
Courses in partnership with American universities
Dual Bachelor's degree
With Columbia University
- Dual BA Programme with Columbia University
- Dual BA Direct Programme with Columbia University, for Sciences Po students.
- Dual BA Direct Programme with Columbia university information meeting 2018 (PDF, 758 Mo)
With UC Berkeley
- Dual degree with UC Berkeley
- Dual BA Direct Programme with UC Berkeley, for Sciences Po students.
- Dual BA Direct Programme with UC Berkeley Information Meeting 2018 (PDF, 278 Ko)
Dual Master's degrees
Sciences Po offers several dual Master's degree programmes with American universities:
- Dual Master's degree in International Affairs with Columbia University (SIPA)
- Dual degree with Columbia University School of Journalism
- Dual degree with Georgetown Law School
- Dual degree with Penn Law
Sciences Po has established integrated programmes with Johns Hopkins University, Barnard College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and a JD Master in Global Business Law & Governance with Columbia University.
Find out more about integrated programmes
In addition to these programmes, Global Governance Studies is offered to students from both Sciences Po and its partner law schools in North America (Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Penn and Virginia).
Sciences Po welcomes university students on exchange from its American partners every year. Sciences Po students also complete exchanges at these universities, either in their third undergraduate year or during their Master's programme.
Sciences Po has developed short programmes with Northwestern University and George Washington University. These programmes take place on the Sciences Po Paris campus every fall semester.
Faculty mobility programme
Every year, Sciences Po welcomes professors from Harvard, Princeton and Northwestern under the faculty mobility programme. Find out more about faculty mobility.
PhD exchange programme
Sciences Po has set up a PhD exchange programme in partnership with eight prestigious American universities.
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Sciences Po-Princeton grant programme
The Sciences Po-Princeton University grant programme is designed to strengthen cooperation and promote exchanges between researchers from the two institutions.
Find out more about the Sciences Po-Princeton research grant
Transatlantique is a Franco-American association that aims to strengthen ties between American and French students through conferences, debates and language exchanges.
Find out more about Transatlantique (FR)
Over 4000 Sciences Po alumni and former students live in the United States. This network is represented by several communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.
More information on the US Sciences Po Foundation.
More information on the Sciences Po Alumni Association.
Sciences Po and the US Sciences Po Foundation have established a number of scholarships specifically to encourage American students to come to Sciences Po.
Find out more about scholarships for American students at Sciences Po.
In addition, the Marion Bruley Grant provides financial support to a Sciences Po student interning in the United States at the French embassy or consulates or at an international organisation.
At a glance
- 700 North American students study at Sciences Po each year
- 1st choice of destination for Sciences Po students for their third undergraduate year abroad
- 77 partner universities in the US
- 1,600 alumni in the US
- 10 + dual degrees or joint programmes with American universities
- 1 Foundation in New York