• I chose my program because… I wanted to experience studying at two high-level universities in two cosmopolitan centers over two years and receive two master degrees. It seemed like a no-brainer at the time and I have never regretted choosing the program for a second.

  • I chose my program because I wanted a reputable, bilingual master’s degree programme that offered me an international environment and intellectually stimulating academic coursework.

    My most meaningful experience has by far been my professional experience at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), housed at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). At the FATF, I have been able to gain...

  • International Economic Policy provided me with both a solid background in economics, which added up to what I had learned during my Bachelor's degree, and a more pragmatic approach with regard to public policy. It is essential for a Master’s program to prepare you to take an active part in the world and this cannot simply be achieved by learning...
  • As an engineer, I felt completely disconnected from people. Conducting energy-related projects, I only focused on the technical side, and I had the feeling I was forgetting the stakeholders - i.e. the people this energy was supposed to be for. I decided I wanted to understand the other sides of the energy- sustainable development field. I wanted to combine my...
  • I think working on class projects with a very diverse group of people has been very pleasing. I have definitely learnt a lot by engaging into group projects and listening to different points of view. Also, I have had the chance to attend conferences and debates on current affaires that are organized my PSIA on a regular basis. These have...

  • It offers a well-rounded curriculum that has provided me with a valuable skill set tailored to my career objectives. The core courses have strengthened my quantitative and management skills, while electives have enabled me to study specific international development issues in depth. Spending the first year at PSIA and the second at SIPA allowed me to gain exposure to two...

  • I chose my program because It was the perfect fit! I wanted a truly international program that would take me out of my American bubble and surround me with interesting international students; I wanted to gain full French proficiency; I wanted a program that mixed Academics with well qualified practitioners (PSIA’s practitioners are the best) and I wanted a program...

  • I chose my program because it provides me with a combination of flexibility with regards to my academic curriculum as well as specific skills highly valued on the labor market. My most inspiring classes have been "Institutions et Politiques du Developpement" with Jean-Jacques Gabas and Vincent Geronimi, and "Economy of Development" with Laurance Tubiana....
  • I knew from the start that I wanted to specialize in the promotion and protection of human rights in zones of conflict and this Master has only reinforced my conviction. With a major in International Security and a minor in Human Rights, it offered me the possibility to study both topics and get a comprehensive grasp of underlying issues and...
  • I chose my program because it offers an opportunity to navigate through two vastly different cultures and academic landscapes. Students of the program can spend one year in Paris and one year in Beijing—two fascinating cities of distinctive culture and history. Since I hope to become a scholar who studies Chinese politics, I feel the imperative to understand the “inside”...