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« PSIA excels at bridging the gap between theory and practice. In my experience, this is ideal for future leaders who aim to thrive as innovative and responsible actors in a challenging global world ».
Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA, former Prime Minister of Italy
One of the most prestigious schools in Europe, Sciences Po has cultivated the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and key international stakeholders for over a century.
Consolidating this tradition of excellence, the Paris School of International Affairs provides graduate students with groundbreaking insights into global affairs.
A bilingual professional school (English-French)
Attracting the best and brightest students worldwide, PSIA has a population of 1500 students representing over 100 countries. With 70% of courses taught in English, students may take a full course of study in English, and become multilingual while in Paris.
At the forefront of global affairs education
The PSIA curriculum combines conceptual foundations and current scholarship, with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices. Worldrenowned professors and leading practionners teach over 400 courses annually in the most salient fields of international affairs. In addition students frequently interact with world leaders and scholars through PSIA’s extensive series of public events, notably during the annual Youth & Leaders Summit.
With the support of academic advisors, graduates complete the two-year program, which typically includes a full semester internship, and are thus wellpositioned to pursue high-profile careers, joining the vast network of Sciences Po alumni across continents. PSIA’s career office works extensively with students to find the right merger of intellectual capital, individual objectives, and professional achievement.
Since 2016, PSIA has been ranked 4th in the world for Politics and International Studies (QS ranking).
For more information on PSIA's diverse offering of academic programs, please visit the Academics page.
PSIA is proud to be a full member school of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.