Dual BA with Freie Universität Berlin

Last Update: 
21 September 2022

A dual BA programme is being offered jointly by Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin. Admission decisions will be made collaboratively by both institutions.

This prestigious and selective programme consists of two years in France at Sciences Po campus in Nancy (European Union, Franco-German partnership Minor and two years in Berlin at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Freie Universität Berlin, leading to a dual Bachelor diploma.

This competitive programme offers complementary studies in the unique multidisciplinary Sciences Po context and a specialisation in political science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Freie Universität Berlin.

PROGRAMME EXPECTATIONS

Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer a prestigious double curriculum composed of two years in France on the Sciences Po campus in Nancy followed by two years in Berlin at the Freie Universität Berlin Otto-Suhr-Institut. At the end of their studies, students will be awarded a double degree Bachelor level.

The curriculum for this programme is made up of two complementary approaches: the multidisciplinary education from Sciences Po and the political sciences expertise from the Freie Universität Berlin Otto-Suhr-Institut. This trilingual programme (French, German and English) requires a high proficiency level in both French and German.

To achieve this goal, we recruit candidates who are able:

  • To show an excellent academic background.
  • To show a strong motivation for social sciences and humanities.
  • To be interested in French and international current events and contemporary issues.
  • To show one’s personal commitment and team spirit.
  • To mobilize and bring together relevant knowledge.
  • To demonstrate intellectual curiosity, reflection and critical thinking ; 
  • To show interest in innovation and multidisciplinarity. 
  • To know the Sciences Po educational programme and the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • To have a high German and English proficiency.

Admissions

The admissions procedure for this dual degree programme will follow Sciences Po’s undergraduate admissions procedure, which consists of four separate but complementary evaluations:

Acceptance to the programme will be determined by a Sciences Po - Freie Universität Berlin Dual Degree Admissions Committee.

programme choice

Applicants graduating from the French secondary school system on the national platform Parcoursup

The application to the dual degree programme constitutes a specific choice on the platform.

Applicants graduating from foreign secondary school systems on the Sciences Po platform.

The application will be reviewed by both partner institutions, so no additional steps are required with the Freie Universität Berlin. All documents may be prepared in French or in English.

interviews

Applicants graduating from the French secondary school system on the national platform Parcoursup

Interviews will be organized in May 2023.

Applicants graduating from foreign secondary school systems on the Sciences Po platform.

International candidates have to choose the dual degree programme as a first choice in their application form. Please note that due to high selectivity, it is important that applicants indicate a second choice consistent with the campus chosen for the dual degree programme.

Candidates who have obtained the necessary mark to the evaluation of their application file (first 3 evaluations) and assessed jointly by Sciences Po and the partner university will be invited to a separate interview for the dual degree, which is the fourth and final evaluation for admission. 

The interviews will be organized at the end of April/May 2023. The exact dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Interviews will be conducted in French or in English. The candidate may be asked to answer some questions in German.

Degrees

At the end of their programme of study, candidates will be awarded a bachelor degree from Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Like other Sciences Po students, new degree-holders will then be able to enroll for the Master's programme of their choice in compliance with the relevant selection criteria.

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