Admission to a One-Year Master's Programme
Admissions for the 2019 intake are now closed.
One-year master’s programmes at Sciences Po deliver an intensive curriculum designed for young professionals seeking to take their career to the next level.
Discover our One-Year Master's programmes.
Programs differ from Two-Years Master's programs by their duration (one year instead of two) and are intended to be for young professionals who want to develop the expertise necessary to accelerate their careers. These programs are taught entirely in English, except for the Master in Arts and Politics.
Deadline to submit your complete application : 15 April, 2019.
- 22 February 2019 for complete applications received before 2 January 2019.
- 3 May 2019 for complete applications received between 3 January and 11 March 2019.
- 12 June 2019 for complete applications received between 12 March and 15 April 2019.
Master in Arts and Politics : All applications will be assessed after 15 April 2019. Admission decisions for this programme will be released before 12 June 2019.
Before you apply
- Check our One-Year Master's programmes.
- Check the eligibility criteria, the admission criteria and the language requirements.
- Check the prerequisites and supporting material by programme.
How to apply
Create an account and complete the online form
Create an account, log in and fill your application: https://admission.sciencespo.fr.
It is normal to experience a wait of up to two hours before receiving the activation link.
You cannot use twice the same application form. If you already applied on a previous year, you must create a mew application form.
Choose your Programme
First of all, you should choose which programme(s) you wish to apply to. You can select only one Master’s programme. You cannot apply to two different One-Year Master’s programmes or a combination with regular Master programmes.
Please note: You may only apply to Sciences Po programmes once by academic year. If you are not accepted, it is not possible to apply to a different programme on the same year. You may not apply through another procedure in the same academic year: this procedure may not be combined with any other in the same year.
More information on our One-Year Master’s programmes.
Request your references
Start your application by filling in the reference section. This will ensure referees have adequate time to reply.
Only complete application forms will be reviewed, and they must include the requested references by the deadline of the programme required. It is your reponsibibility to make sure your referees have submitted their form on time.
More about the academic references.
Take your language test
Take the required language tests (if necessary).Two to three months may be needed to obtain your language test results. You must therefore take the necessary precautions in order to provide your results whilst respecting the deadlines.
Your test scores must be submitted before May 15, 2019.
Upload the supporting material
To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before the deadline for the programme you are applying for.
All applicants must upload the following required documents :
For all One Year Master programmes
- Official academic transcript(s) for the entirety of your time in higher education
- Official transcripts of study abroad and exchange programmes, including at Sciences Po if applicable
- Proof of language proficiency (you must upload your proof of English proficiency under "English Language test" or "French language test", even if your document is not a language test)
- One or two professional references, depending on the programme
- An official proof (signed and stamped) from your university, providing your undergraduate cumulative grade average (and your graduate cumulative grade average if applicable). Please provide one certificate by degree and/or institution attended.
Some additionnal supporting material may be required depending on the programme: a copy of your law degree, an essay, etc.
More information on the supporting material and the prerequisites.
For the Master in Arts and Politics
Theme for 2019: Describe, through the medium of your choice, the territory of different living beings (yourselves, animals, plants) and then gather the texts (or videos, drawings, diagrams, etc.) obtained in the form of a brief atlas. The choices will be argued briefly (2 sheets maximum if they are not proposed in written form). Whatever the chosen medium, the total rendering can not exceed 10 minutes or 10 pages and must be presented in French.
Please do not overload your application with extra documents.
Write your personal statement
The application reviewers read a lot of personal statements each day and appreciate those which have been carefully written and structured.
It is important that the applicants express a concrete idea of the professional field (or even position) that they are aiming for, and that they state clearly what aspects of their personality or background have led them to make this choice.
The fit between the applicant's career plans and the training sought is evaluated in order to ensure that the prospective student stands to gain the most from it. It is important to us, and to the applicants, that we offer them the training and academic framework that they need.The applicant must therefore clarify the reasons why they have chosen the given programme, what exactly are the aspects they find attractive and explain how Sciences Po would be an integral part of their plans.
Pay your application fee
The application fee of €100 is not reimbursable.
Please note: paying the application fee does not mean that your application form has been submitted. Make sure to submit your application form by clicking on the Submit button.
Submit your application
Do not wait until the very last day to submit your application. To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before the deadline for the programme to which you are applying to.
After you apply
Check your application status
When you have submitted your application, you will be able to access your dashboard in which you will be able to track the status of your application as well as your academic and professional references. Please wait at least 15 days before contacting us if you see that the status of your application has not changed.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application through their dashboard and by email.
We understand your disappointment and your wish to know more about the reasons for our decision. Here are some of the factors that may explain why your application was unsuccessful.
No admission procedure at Sciences Po provides for a waiting list.