Pre-College Programme Overview

Sciences Po opens its doors to secondary school students from around the world as part of the Summer School’s Pre-College Programme. This programme is an opportunity to discover Sciences Po and experience college life and academics at one of France’s leading universities.

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The Pre-College Programme is open to students currently enrolled in secondary school and who will still be in secondary school in Fall 2019. Applicants must be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme.  Learn more.

Academic Programme

In 2018, the Pre-College Programme offered challenging coursework combining the study of social sciences and French language courses, designed to give secondary school students a taste of university academics at Sciences Po. Students had core courses in the social sciences, including Master Classes and tutorials taught in English, and an elective course of their choice: either French language or an introduction to one of Sciences Po’s disciplines. In addition to weekday classes, cultural activities and excursions were organized on the weekends. Learn more.

Date and location

In 2018, the Pre-College Programme took place over three weeks from 8-28 July 2018 for two weeks on Sciences Po's Reims campus and one week on the Paris campus. Accommodation was provided near campus in both cities. Learn more.

Practical Information