About Sciences Po

Sciences Po: A Dynamic, Innovative Global University for the 21st Century

Sciences Po is a dynamic university positioned at the forefront of education and research in the social sciences, renowned for its international outlook and promotion of diversity and inclusion in higher education.

In 2014, Sciences Po ranked 13th internationally and first in France in the QS World University Rankings in Political Science and International Relations. Sciences Po also remains the first French university ranked in Sociology. 


Charged with a mandate to prepare students for an increasingly globalized society and become one of the top universities in the world, Sciences Po is thriving and growing through an ambitious and innovative agenda of programs and partnerships designed to provide students with the best facilities, faculty, and opportunities. Student exchanges, study abroad programs, international internships, and faculty exchanges are the foundation of Science Po’s global campus. Such programs are easily facilitated with a network of 410 partner universities around the world.

Diversity and Inclusion

Committed to welcoming all talented students regardless of geographic, financial, or physical barriers, Sciences Po has achieved an increasingly diverse student body.

  • In France, agreements with 85 high schools in disadvantaged areas, paired with sponsorship from 20 different companies, have opened doors to a broader range of students. Every year, more than 100 students enter Sciences Po through the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programme called CEP (Conventions Education Prioritaire).
  • Today, more than 46% of the Sciences Po student body come from abroad.
  • In 2013, Sciences Po signed the first ever Charter of Accessibility through a program called “Sciences Po Accessible.” The university has made a pledge to ensure accessibility on every level and in every aspect of the institution.
  • Additionally, the amount of first year students receiving financial aid has risen to 30%, a considerable increase from the 9% seen a decade ago.