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Registration procedure (11 questions)
- I am doing my third year abroad. Do I need to register?
- I am doing my 5th-year internship. Do I need to register at Sciences Po?
- I have not yet received my notification for the CROUS scholarship. What am I suppose to do?
- I still have not received the degree that entitled me to apply for admission to Sciences Po
At registration, you must provide an official document attesting to your successful completion of the degree based on which you were admitted to Sciences Po.
This document is sufficient, and you will not need to subsequently submit your original diploma. Please consider that random checks may be done to verify the authenticity of the uploaded documents. Any violation may lead to the disciplinary committee.
If you cannot obtain such an official document, you can request an additional time (step 5: Upload supporting documents). You will have to join an official proof of completion or a copy of the actual diploma by October 31, 2018.
Note that if you fail to obtain the degree based on which you were admitted, your admission will be revoked and you will be deregistered.
- I do not have a French healthcare number. What should I put on the online registration form?
- I am registering for the first year or reregistring for the following year. Which documents do I need to upload?
- How do I register at Sciences Po and what is my deadline?
Administrative registration takes place exclusively online and is compulsory for all the students, exchange students, gap year students and Double Degree students going to a Partner University included. You can register from your personal student space, with the ID number and access code that you were provided upon admission.
For more informations:
- I cannot connect to my online Student Space, whom should I contact?
- I cannot connect to my Sciences Po account. Whom should I contact?
- I am doing a double-degree and will be spending this year at the partner-university. Do I need to register at Sciences Po?
- I am taking a gap year from my studies. Do I need to register at Sciences Po?Yes. You have to register at Sciences Po and pay 25% of your tuition fees as well as your healthcare contribution. When registering online, the amount indicated will be 100% because the system does not perform specific calculations. Please pay 25% of this amount + the amount of medical and health expenses. The Registration Office will contact you to regularize the amount if necessary.
Course registrations (11 questions)
Before registering (2 questions)
- How to check your information
- Prepare your online registration
Before the registration period starts it is essential to check your course offering, to double-check the registration calendar and to sign in to your student account so as to verify your information.
It is essential to check that this information is exact and to contact the relevant departments should you notice any missing information or errors.
Watch the following videos:
Registration process (3 questions)
- How to register for courses
- Registration mistakes: how to drop a course?
- How to check your registrations?
It is important to check your registrations. During the registration period, the "current schedule" page displays all of the courses you have registered for.
Outside the registration period, you will need to consult your online detailed schedule or your online schedule (graphic).
See the video: how to check your online registrations?
Specific cases (6 questions)
- What to do if your account is restricted
In some rare cases, your account can be restricted and thus prevent you from registering.
You may encounter three types of restriction:
- Administrative restriction, indicated by the message "blocage - restriction de service" ("restricted service");
- Evaluation restriction, if you have failed to provide evaluations for all of your courses;
- Placement year restriction for which you need to contact the Administrative registration department
See the video: what to do if your account is restricted?
- What does "maximum credit exceeded" mean
- How to register for a language course?
These classes depend on your language proficiency levels, you must check that they are up to date before the online registration period.
If there is an error, contact the language department by email at:
- email@example.com if you are an undergraduate student;
- firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a graduate student;
- The academic assistant if you are in one of our regional campuses.
See the video: how to register for a language course?
- How to register for a "lecture & method conference" compound module?
- What is a scheduling conflict?
A "scheduling conflict" or a "time conflict" occurs when two classes overlap making it impossible to register for both.
If you try to register for a class that overlaps with a class you are already registered for, you will get an error message saying "erreur d'ajout d'inscription" (registration error) with the course code of the relevant course.
To help you avoid making this mistake, the conflicting classes are greyed out.
See the video: what is a scheduling conflict?
- How to register for a "triplette"?
In the first year of your bachelor's degree, you must choose a "triplette", this is a group of approximately 20 students with which you will attend method conferences ofand three compulsory classes: history, economics and political institutions.
When you are choosing a triplette, you must use the number (for example: GROUPE 14).
Then, when you are registering, you must tick the method conferences of the triplette group you have already chosen. The conference numbers appear in the title column (for example: Revol. empires & nations - G14)
See the video: how to register for a "triplette"
Tuition fees (10 questions)
- What is the reason for the additional 5,10 euros fee?
- I have been awarded an Émile Boutmy Scholarship, but the fees calculated during the registration process do not take this into account. What should I do?
You need to register and select a payment method (bank transfer or automatic direct debit). Once you have completed the registration process, subtract the amount of your scholarship from the total calculated by the system, in order to know the amount that you will need to settle.
N.B.: If you are a Boutmy scholarship holder and you are taking a gap year, you will need to divide the tuition amount by 4, as well as your Boutmy grant. The remaining amount will have to be settled. Your costs of living grant is suspended.
- I am taking a gap year but the fees calculated during the registration process do not take my situation into account. What should I do?
You need to register and select a payment method (bank transfer or automatic direct debit). Once you have completed the registration process, divide the total amount calculated by 4 and add the additional fees (healthcare, preventive medicine plan, etc.) to determine the total amount to pay.
If your gap year spans two consecutive academic years, you should follow this procedure only for the first semester.
- How can I pay in several installments if I do not have a bank account in the SEPA zone
During the online registration, you need to choose the method of payment "bank transfer" and make a first payment of 25% of your tuition fees (+ additional costs if applicable).
Your administrative registration will be examined by the administrative registration department. The person in charge of your administrative registration will confirm your tuition fees amount and how you can pay the balance in several installments by bank card.
- How do I pay in installments if I have a bank account in the SEPA zone?
You need to choose the “recurrent payment” at step 3 of the registration. You have to fill in your bank details and then print the direct debit mandate. This document must be signed by the account holder and uploaded at step 5 of the registration.
Also, you will have to send the original to the Registrar Office (Accueil Administratif: 9 rue de la chaise, 75007 Paris).
N.B. If you have a bank account outside the Euro area, please, check that your bank accepts SEPA direct debit instalments in Euros. Sciences Po shall not be considered responsible for any payment rejection that may occur and shall apply bank rejection fees, if needed.
- How much are my Sciences Po tuition fees?
- My parents are divorced. Whose income should I take into account for calculating fees?
The income to be taken into account is that of the household of the parent or parents in which you are declared a dependent. In the case of joint residence, the incomes of both parents must be taken into account. If the decree absolute states that the parents share the tuition payment, both incomes will be taken into account to determine the amount of tuition.
- How do I pay my tuition fees?
- What are the dates on which the direct debiting will take place?
- My bank information has changed since I registered, how can I update the automatic debiting to my new account?
Please send an email with your new bank details (RIB) to the Financial Team: email@example.com at the latest 16 days before the installment due date.
A new direct debit mandate will be edited and sent to you. You will need to sign it and upload at step 5 of the registration process. ALSO, you will have to send the original to: Accueil administratif, 9 rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris.
Health insurance (3 questions)
- Do I have to pay for healthcare in France? How much does it cost?
Please, identify your situation on the dedicated page: Healthcare and Complementary Insurance.
Also, please, read the information carefully before proceeding with your online registration.
The annual flat rate fee for healthcare is 215 euro for the 2016-2017 academic year. The rate regarding the academic year 2017-2018 will be known in July 2017.
- Do I have to buy a complementary health insurance?
- What is the difference between the LMDE and the SMEREP?
Student card & Enrollment Certificate (4 questions)
- When will I receive my student ID card?
To receive your student card, your file must be complete and fully processed.
You will receive a student card when you register for your first year of Bachelor or Master, which will remain valid throughout your degree program. You will be given a sticker upon re-registration for the second and third Bachelor year, and for the second Master year.
You will have to stick it behind your student card.
- How will I receive my student ID card?
If you have a postal address in France, your card will be mailed to you at the address you provided during your online registration. If you do not have one, you will receive an email informing you that your card is available for pick-up at the Registrar Office (9 rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris) or at your campus.
- My student ID card has been lost/stolen. How do I obtain a new one?
- How can I obtain a enrollment certificate?
Foreign languages (9 questions)
- Is French obligatory for non French-speaking students?
- What help is available if I'm experiencing difficulties with the language I'm studying?
Tutorials for several languages take place in the language lab (information about which is provided to students at the beginning of the semester). These non-compulsory tutorials are designed to offer students more time to work on their language skills and to do so on an individual basis with a teacher. They provide linguistic one-to-one support in every aspect, for example revising grammatical structures studied in class or improving pronunciation. Training for the IELTS English test is provided by the English language tutors.
- Can I go abroad in the third year to follow a study programme whose language I studied at an elementary level at Sciences Po?
For some programmes, yes, on the condition that the programme concerned has a large component of language study. Examples would be Arabic or some programmes in Germany. However, the large majority of programmes offered by Sciences Po's partner universities require a high or very high level of proficiency in the language of study.
- What happens if a student has incorrectly self-evaluated?
If, at the beginning of a semester, a teacher believes a student to have incorrectly self-evaluated and to be studying in a class at the wrong level, the teacher will request a change of level for the student. The teacher is required to communicate this request to the Language Service within the first two weeks of the semester.
This only concerns students who have self-evaluated.
- How is language learning evaluated and validated?
- What is Level C2?
- Are attendance and punctuality obligatory for language classes?
In accordance with the Academic rules and regulations (PDF, 136 KB), language classes are subject to the same requirements as all other disciplines.
After more than two absences, including justified absences, from a course spanning 24 or 48 hours, a student will be considered to be in “default”, whatever the reason for the absences. Repeated instances of lateness may also be treated as absences.
If a class is cancelled, a replacement class will be organised. Attendance of the replacement class is obligatory, unless there is a scheduling conflict validated by the teacher and the academic secretary of the Language Service.
- Can I attend a language class as an external observer?
- Do third year students on their year abroad have to continue studying the languages studied at Sciences Po?