Question: 
Does my nationality determine the admission pathway through which I should apply?
Réponse: 

No. It is the nationality of your undergraduate diploma that will be taken into account.

Find more about your eligibility. 

Question: 
Does my referee have to fill the online form, or can he/she write a letter or email?
Réponse: 

We do not accept references written on plain paper or sent by e-mail. 

In the interests of fairness, we encourage referees to complete the online form. However, if your referee is unable to use the online form, and only in this exceptional case, he or she should contact us to request the Word version of this form. The completed form should then be returned to us directly, in a confidential manner and from the referee’s professional address, through our contact form.

Question: 
May I view the letter provided by my referee?
Réponse: 

No, applicants cannot view the reference letter. It is strictly confidential and will only be read by those responsible for assessing your application.

Question: 
Do all applicants sit for an interview?
Réponse: 

No. In order to sit for the interview, which is the fourth and final step of the admission process, applicants must have obtained a grade equal to, or higher than, the minimal grade set by Sciences Po every year.

Question: 
I have been admitted. What steps do I need to take in order to finalise my registration?
Réponse: 

The admission offer includes your student ID and a temporary password that enable you to sign in your online student account and accept the offer. Check the Student website to find out about the first steps (online student account, registrations, courses selection, calendars, and everything you need to know for your enrolment at Sciences Po).

Question: 
When will my interview take place?
Réponse: 

Remote interviews take place 3 to 4 weeks after the application deadline. You will receive an invitation by e-mail.

Question: 
Is there a waiting list?
Réponse: 

No, there is no waiting list.

 

Question: 
Does my referee have to fill the online form, or can he/she write a letter or email?
Réponse: 

We do not accept references written on plain paper or sent by e-mail. 

In the interests of fairness, we encourage referees to complete the online form. However, if your referee is unable to use the online form, and only in this exceptional case, he or she should contact us to request the Word version of this form. The completed form should then be returned to us directly, in a confidential manner and from the referee’s professional address, through our contact form.

Question: 
Should I provide a language proficiency test with my application?
Réponse: 

No proof of language proficiency is required at the time of application, but you must ensure that your level allows you to apply to the programmes you are interested in and, should you be admitted, to attend classes taught in these languages.

Question: 
Do my academic transcripts need to be translated?
Réponse: 

You must provide your academic transcript in the original language version. Depending on the chosen programme, a translation, whether official or informal, might be requested.

Question: 
Should I write my CV in English or in French?
Réponse: 

Your CV should be written in French, in English or in one of the languages of the programme for which you are applying.

Question: 
I hold a CEGEP diploma, am I eligible to apply through the international admission pathway? Will the credit system, and my pre-college year – two specific features of this secondary school system – be taken into account?
Réponse: 

Applicants holding a CEGEP diploma are eligible to apply through the international undergraduate admission pathway. However, you must provide all documents pertaining to your specific programme, including the academic transcript of the year following your secondary school graduation.

Question: 
I hold an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, should I sit for the SAT tests in order to apply for undergraduate studies at Sciences Po?
Réponse: 

No, you do not have to sit for the SAT test if you hold an IB diploma.

Question: 
How many times may I apply through the international undergraduate admission path?
Réponse: 

You may only apply once through this path, either in the year of your high school graduation, or during the following year.

Question: 
I have been admitted to the undergraduate programme. May I defer my enrolment?
Réponse: 

Students admitted through the international path may ask for a one-off, one-year enrolment deferral. On the basis of the reasons cited by the student, the request will either be accepted or rejected.

Question: 
I hold both a French baccalauréat and a foreign secondary school diploma. Am I eligible to apply through the international undergraduate admission path?
Réponse: 

No, in this case, you are not eligible to apply through the International undergraduate admission path and must apply though the national platform Parcoursup.

Question: 
I have obtained a French baccalauréat in France with an International or European specialisation. Am I eligible to apply through the international undergraduate admission path?
Réponse: 

No, you are not. If you got your French baccalauréat in France, you must apply as a French high school student through the Parcoursup platform, regardless of your specialisation.

Question: 
I have obtained a French baccalauréat abroad. Am I eligible to apply through the international undergraduate admission path?
Réponse: 

No, you are not. Starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, applicants who obtain a French baccalauréat in a French high school abroad must open and submit their application through the Parcoursup platform. 

Question: 
Will students attending the BASc have to pick a major?
Réponse: 

Yes, during their second year all students will have to pick one of the three majors: “Economy & Society”, “Political Humanities” or “Politics & Government”.

Question: 
Which language test should I take when applying to Sciences Po programmes?
Réponse: 

The language tests required are different for each programme.

Question: 
Do I have to send the original of my degree certificate?
Réponse: 

No, please never send any original document by mail. You must attach all the required documents (in PDF) directly to your online application.

However, please note that, upon admission, the registrar may require to check the original documents in person. 

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