Setting up a student project

Student Life Commission (CVE)

In order to help student associations implement their projects, Sciences Po can provide them with a variety of resources and offer support throughout the academic year.

Organising a student event at Sciences Po

Student associations and initiatives may organise, when authorised, events or meetings at Sciences Po (art. 22 – Student Life regulations, PDF in French - 54 Ko).

Unless otherwise stipulated on a particular campus, requests should be made at the latest:

  • 1 month prior to an event open to the wider Sciences Po community or to external participants,
  • 8 days prior to an internal meeting of the association,
  • 45 days prior to performance events.

Paris campus:  Student event request form (in French)

Regional campuses: for information about possible specific requirements on , please check with the Student Life team on your campus.

Publicizing your project or your association

Promoting an event at Sciences Po

In general, student associations must clearly indicate in all communications about their events and activities that these events and activities are organised by a student association and not by Sciences Po.

Student associations organising events on the Paris campus can advertise their event via the student events platform PicAsso. These communications are reproduced in the weekly student event newsletter sent to students on the Paris campus.


To assist associations in promoting their events and activities, Sciences Po enables permanent and recognised student associations, as well as student initiatives, to benefit from a limited number of copies, either from the photocopy department (“service Reprographie”) or the available photocopy machines.

In order to obtain a photocopy voucher, please contact the Student Life team on your campus.

Press accreditation

Journalists may be permitted access to an authorised student event organised at Sciences Po, subject to the consent of the organisers and contributors and to the express authorisation of the Department of Communications and/or the campus management, for those held on regional campuses.

Please contact the Student Life team on your campus.

Use of the Sciences Po trademark and logo

Any use of the Sciences Po trademark, composed of the name and logo, by student associations is subject to prior authorisation by the Department of Communications and must respect the visual identity guidelines (PDF in French , 1.72 Mo).

Requesting funding for your project

Recognised student associations and initiatives

The Student association fund can enable recognised student associations and student initiatives to benefit from grants of up to 500 euros (art. 28-II – Student Life regulations).

This fund aims to encourage the development of events and activities on campus and to enable associations to meet their obligations in terms of insurance, distribution fees, etc.

For other, larger-scale events, funding applications may be made to the Student Life & Studies Board (“Conseil de la vie étudiante et de la formation”) - see below.

The associations receiving these grants undertake to provide an activity report and a financial review within six months of the project’s completion.

Applications can be made throughout the year by submitting a completed grant application file (Word file in French, 52 Ko) to your campus contact, including all relevant paperwork and receipts.

Contact for the Paris campus: Sébastien Thubert

Funding for student projects

The Conseil de la vie étudiante et de la formation, following examination and advice by the Student Life Commission, can award funds to student associations for projects in such fields as culture, knowledge, sport, the environment, solidarity, health, civic engagement and the fight against discrimination.

Partisan or religious projects are not eligible. Grants awarded cannot be used to finance the day-to-day operations of an association.

Project leaders should request a grant application file by eMayl from Sébastien Thubert indicating briefly the object and amount requested.

N.B. Application files should be completed before the deadline for each Student Life Commission (CVE).

Please note:

  • Funds awarded can only partially cover the global budget of the project submitted.
  • An activity report and a financial review must be provided within 6 months of the project’s completion.
  • In the case of failure to complete the project, the association undertakes to reimburse the sums received or in proportion to the degree of completion.

The Student Life Commission (examination of submissions) and the Conseil de la vie étudiante et de la formation (decisions) are due to meet on the following dates:

Calendar 2016/2017
Student Life Commission Conseil de la vie étudiante et de la formation

Application deadline

26 September 2016 3 October 2016 14 September 2016
18 October 2016 7 November 2016 6 October 2016
21 November 2016 5 December 2016 8 November 2016
23 January 2017 30 January 2017 11 January 2017
20 February 2017 27 February 2017 8 February 2017
13 March 2017 27 March 2017 1er March 2017
10 April 2017 24 April 2017 29 March 2017
15 May 2017 29 May 2017 3 May 2017