Undergraduate studies

  • Extracts from the campuses of Paris, Reims, Dijon, Nancy, Poitiers, and Menton.

    Sciences Po: The 2015 Academic Year Begins at the Undergraduate College

    Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po

    If you are here it is because we believe that you have the potential to manage demanding studies at Sciences Po, the potential to complete these studies and, most importantly, the potential to then take on positions of high responsibility in the professional world.

    Jean-Claude Casanova, President of the FNSP

    At the college you are going to do three years of study including a year abroad and your main subjects will be history, economic, law, institutions, etc.

    Héloïse Bernard, student on the Paris campus

    I’ve always wanted to work in heritage conservation, and it’s true that I wanted to keep my options open and continue with a fairly general curriculum of broad relevance.

    William Labasi-Sammartino, Sciences Po – Columbia dual bachelor’s program

    When I saw there was a dual BA offered with Sciences Po, I was very intrigued, and I really think that this really was an education for the 21st century, in terms of on the global scale, and in more and more international settings.

    Thomas Janvier, Sciences Po – UBC dual bachelor’s program

    I chose the dual BA with UBC because I have both French and Canadian citizenship, so I thought it would be a great way to go back to my roots

    Maximin Wion, French student

    I study Portuguese, others study Swahili or Arabic. We also take courses in African history, which is very rarely taught in France.

    Floriane Biel, French-Cameroonian student

    I’m interested in journalism and particularly in the protection of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East.

    Thomas Poloniato, French-Italian student

    I would like to combine my various interests, namely economics, Italy, feminism, and the environment, within one or several careers, because I have a long professional life ahead of me.

    Clara Marchaud, French student

    I chose the Dijon campus in particular because I’m a real Europhile. I feel very European, I’ve traveled a lot in Europe, and I thought it was important to work on my languages.

    Manuel Pamphile, French student

    The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Program at Sciences Po is a partnership between Sciences Po and certain French high schools, including schools in the French Antilles. These high schools set up workshops to help us prepare for the Sciences Po entrance exam. I chose Dijon for the wide range of languages taught there and especially for its European program

    Daniel Junyeol Kim, American Japanese student

    Really your career options are unlimited, Sciences Po exposes you to so many different diverse academic environments such as econ’, political science, sociology, and also the variety of languages that you can study, I’m studying French right now, I just started learning Japanese this year.

    Avtansh Behal, Indian student

    Disability? I’m managing ok, the professors and students are all very welcoming. The professors have so much knowledge and are really passionate about their job, so it’s always a pleasure to study.

    Caroline Wengeler, Sciences Po – Freie Universität Berlin dual bachelor’s program

    I come from Dusseldörf and I chose this dual degree program because I think that the programs from the two universities complement each other very well — a very broad-based social science curriculum at Sciences Po, and a more specialized, more scientific curriculum at Freie Universität Berlin.

    Maria Kupriyanova, Russian student

    I chose Sciences Po for its international outlook and because the curriculum is very diverse.

    Mark Gyöngyösi, Sciences Po – Freie Universität Berlin dual bachelor’s program

    I’m interested in European politics of course since I’m at the campus Nancy, and not only Germany-France, but the whole European Union.

    Luis Pozo, Ecuadorean student

    Because of my family, because of my background, I want to engage in the political life of my country.

    Soraya Jean-Louis, Haitian student

    I was a Haitian student in the French high school in the Dominican Republic, so it was a real mix of nationalities and cultures, and when I saw that the program here would offer the same kind of atmosphere with Latin America and other horizons, I decided to try my luck.

    Luis Pozo, Ecuadorean student

    On the Latin American campus you feel as if you are on an island inside France. It lets you discover both cultures: Latin American and French.

    Farah Oraby, Egyptian student, English program

    I’m part of the English program, and all of my studies are in English. However I also have four hours of French per week, and I can take another language such as Italian, Spanish, or Hebrew, or Persian. And I’ve personally chosen Italian.

    Youstine Faltas, Sciences Po – Columbia dual bachelor’s program

    Sciences Po is one of the top universities in Europe and Columbia is one of the top universities in the US, so this dual degree will open up many opportunities for my career.


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  • Sciences Po: International Counselor Workshop, 2-3 March 2015

    Views of the workshop and campus’ visits throughout the video

    Robert Mansueto, Chinese International School Hong Kong

    We have had a number of students over the last few years apply to Sciences Po, and I thought it was time for me to come here and see it first-hand.

    Views of the welcome address by Frederic Mion, President of Sciences Po

    Andrew Whyte, Institut Le Rosey Rolle (Switzerland)

    Students can actually come here, and they can study a very strong program at several different campuses, which will lead them to, I think, a very strong future.

    Rosalind Stewart, Southbank International School, London

    I learned today about the international root for students and this would be a really good fit for some of our students who are very global. So one thing I’m really interested in is the international track.

    Robert Mansueto, Chinese International School Hong Kong

    Our students have tended to apply to the joint program with Columbia University. So we have thought about it in very narrow terms, in terms of that one joint program; but to hear about the range of programs, the graduate programs, the masters’ programs, has been very eye-opening.

    Michelle Close, Copenhagen International School

    I think that for a long time, STEM, which is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, has been sort of identified as the area that we need more people. Whereas I would disagree, and say we need more people in the social sciences and humanities. Coming from that background with a critical eye and critical thinking, great public speaking and analysis, because I do believe that the solutions to many of the world’s issues lie in people who have been trained in that manner.

    Marjorie Nieuwenhuis, United Nations International School, New York

    It’s a perfect fit for many of my students who are, to a large degree, children of diplomats, but many, just by virtue of going to the UN school who may be, as I am, from New York, a native New Yorker, but are open-minded, curious about cultures beyond the borders of the US, and wanting the world to be a happier and safer place. I think the philosophy of Sciences Po is just tailor-made for them.

    Nancy Cromarty, West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver

    I think that’s an important point for counselors to know, not only for advising their students but just in general — I think Sciences Po is creating future students who want to really make a difference in the world, and kudos to Sciences Po.


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The Sciences Po Undergraduate College is open to students who have graduated from secondary school (baccalaureat or equivalent foreign diploma). The College offers a multidisciplinary education in the social sciences with a strong international focus.

After three years of study, students are awarded a Bachelor's degree (240 ECTS credits).