Dual degrees

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Sciences Po : Dual BA Program Sciences Po / UCL - Double diplôme de bachelor Sciences Po / UCL

Hadrien Tissandier, étudiant en 1ère année

Ce double diplôme, c’est deux ans d’abord à Sciences Po Paris : vous serez à Sciences Po un élève on va dire “lambda”, c’est-à-dire en programme général, sur un des campus ou Paris. Les deux années (suivantes), la troisième ou la quatrième, se font à UCL.

Nathaniel Greenwold, étudiant en 2ème année

I’m from London, I chose the dual degree because it offered a unique selection of very wide-ranging subjects to study, along with a strong sector in languages.

Sophie Peter, étudiante en 2ème année

J’aime bien la combinaison des deux, parce que les Français et les Anglais sont quand même très différents, et c’est intéressant d’avoir la possibilité de rencontrer et de travailler au sein de ces deux esprits.

Max Shweel, étudiant en 1ère année à Nancy

I really like the European idea of spending - me being from Germany - the first years in France; and the other two years in England really added to that European idea.

Hadrien Tissandier, étudiant en 1ère année

Il y a une séléction sur dossier, comme pour beaucoup de programmes, et il y a un test qui s’appelle le TSA, qui est un test, je dirais, de logique, il y a des problèmes de mathématiques, c’est aussi de la langue, c’est en anglais évidement.

Nathaniel Greenwold, étudiant en 2ème année

I would say that it was one of the harder exams that I’d ever done, simply because it demanded quick logic and intuition.

Pierre Jeannel, étudiant en 1ère année

A l’issue de ce test, on a été invités à nous présenter devant un jury de Sciences Po qui nous a interrogés sur nos motivations, pour essayer de connaître qui l’on était.

Hadrien Tissandier, étudiant en 1ère année

Présentez-vous, parlez-nous un peu de vous ; est-ce que vous avez des perspectives de carrière. Finalement, il faut y aller très simplement, il faut se préparer évidement, mais au final c’est vous qu’on cherche et pas un étudiant modèle.

Sophie Peter, étudiante en 2ème année

C’est plus une discussion qu’un examen.

Nathaniel Greenwold, étudiant en 2ème année

Most people here want to go into diplomacy, I am one of those most people, in so much that I would love to work at the UN or at a think tank. But what is great about Sciences Po is that it definitely opens your eyes to other areas.

Sophie Peter, étudiante en 2ème année

J’étais pas sûre en arrivant à Sciences Po et là je suis relativement sûre que je veux faire du droit.

Pierre Jeannel, étudiant en 1ère année

C’est un campus qui est placé au coeur de Paris, donc ça nous donne l’opportunité de découvrir, de visiter cette ville au quotidien.

Hadrien Tissandier, étudiant en 1ère année

Je me suis déjà investi à la Péniche, qui est le journal de Sciences Po, je vais m’investir probablement dans une association de débats. Le BDE, l’association sportive, tout ça je ne sais pas encore…

Sophie Peter, étudiante en 2ème année

Sciences Po, en première année, c’est incroyable. Il y a une ambiance très très très particulière, tout le monde est très motivé, que ce soit au niveau des cours, mais il y a surtout tout le côté associatif qui est très présent. Tout le monde est très engagé. La première année était vraiment incroyable.


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  • Sciences Po: Dual BA Program Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po

    Peter Awn, Dean of the School of General Studies, Columbia

    This is a unique experiment in undergraduate education at two extraordinarily distinguished universities. A student attends for two years of Sciences Po, and then comes to Columbia for two years and will receive two bachelor’s degrees at the end of four years.

    Patrick Martinez, Admissions Manager

    Depending on the campus, they’re going to focus on one region of the world, so if it’s the Menton campus for example, they’ll be focusing on the Middle East and the Mediterranean, while also taking the social science courses like economics, history, law, political science, and any electives that they might take. At Columbia, in their final two years, they’re going to pick a major, which can be one of the seventy that we offer at Columbia, and it can be anything from art history to creative writing to economics and political science, if they want to stay in the social sciences.

    Jade Le, Euro-American campus of Sciences Po, Reims

    I found out about Sciences Po and Columbia having this dual degree, and I knew about both schools and their popularity on a world-wide scale, and so I applied, and I got in — and it’s amazing!

    Anton Fredriksson, Europe-Asia campus of Sciences Po, Le Havre

    Well, I’m half-Chinese and half-Swedish, I’m from Vancouver, and I’m in the dual BA program between Columbia University and Sciences Po. A large reason why I chose this program, especially in Le Havre which is the Asian campus, is that I get a European experience, a North-American experience, and on top of that an Asian experience here at this campus. I think that is very unique.

    Patrick Martinez, Admissions Manager

    You get the best of both worlds, really. You have a small cohort at Sciences Po where you spend two years. And then at Columbia you have the advantages of a large research university in New York City, which is the heart of many industries, including business, literature, as well as diplomacy, with the United Nations headquartered there.

    Adele Hunter, Europe-Asia campus of Sciences Po, Le Havre

    I want to have an international career, like international relations, travel a lot I guess… In foreign affairs I think, either in politics or in private companies, I don’t know… I’m not sure yet.


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  • Sciences Po: A Dual Degree Program Sciences Po - Freie Universität Berlin

    Views of the campus of Sciences Po Paris

    Christina Heicappell, German student Sciences Po/FU Berlin

    Here I got the possibility to learn much about European Affairs, and come back to Berlin to have a wider field of what I can study.

    Sabine von Oppeln, Assistant Professor, Freie Universität Berlin

    It’s a program of two years, the first year the students study in Paris, they are integrated in the Master of Sciences Po European Affairs or in the Master of International Affairs. The second year they study in Berlin and there they are integrated in the Master of Political Science.

    Timo Blenk, German student Sciences Po/FU Berlin

    The scientific understanding in Berlin and in Paris is very different. In Paris we will rely more on professional skills, and in Berlin it’s more a basis, a good knowledge, in scientific capabilities, also in PhDs afterwards.

    Sabine von Oppeln, Assistant Professor, Freie Universität Berlin

    There are a lot of different careers, student can go to international organizations, go to national administrations, and go to companies.

    Timo Blenk, German student Sciences Po/FU Berlin

    Well I could work either in France, either in Germany, or also, I have a good background in my studies for an international career, in the ONU or in the European Union.


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  • Sciences Po has developed dual degree programmes at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level with more than 30 universities, including Columbia University (New York, USA), the London School of Economics (UK) and Peking University (Beijing, China).

    These programmes allow students to benefit from complementary academic approaches, acquire multicultural experience and develop their language skills.

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