Preparing your arrival

Steps before the next intake

You have accepted our offer to study at Sciences Po. You must now complete the following steps.

Begin the administrative registration

Compulsory registration. Please check the registration calendar.

You will then be able to get your student card which will allow you to access all students services and the library.

Also, download your admission certificate to begin immigration formalities. The student card entitles you to discounts in museums and is needed when applying for the annual travel card ("carte Imagine'R").

Register for your academic courses online on the Sciences Po website

In order to register for courses online, please check this webpage. The course registration calendar for 2016 intake will be sent by email in a Newsletter.

Wait for email instructions from the Foreign Language Department in order to establish your level in foreign languages and register in the corresponding course.

Register for the orientation programmes

Degree seeking, exchange, undergraduate, graduate... Different kind of orientation programmes are proposed to new students at Sciences Po depends on your profile.

Attention, some orientation programmes are compulsory.

If you come from abroad

Be sure that you have all the administrative documents availble and start your immigration formalities. Download your admission certificate so that you can begin applying for a visa.

Arrive in France mid-August if you are coming from abroad so as to settle in and carry out the administrative procedures before the semester starts.  Be aware that the course start date varies from one programme to another. For more information on the University calendar (PDF, 337 Ko).