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 2018. Applicants must be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme.  Learn more.

Academic Programme

The 2018 Pre-College Programme offers 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 will have 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 will be organized on the weekends.  Learn more.

Download the 2018 Academic Overview for the Pre-College Programme (PDF, 170 Ko).

Date and location

The 2018 Pre-College Programme is a 3-week programme taking place from 8-28 July 2018.

Download the 2018 Pre-College Programme provisional calendar (PDF, 80 Ko).

Students will have classes on Sciences Po’s Reims campus for two weeks and on the Paris campus for one week. Accommodation is provided in a residence hall located near campus in Reims, and in the heart of the Marais neighborhood in Paris.  Learn more.

Practical Information