Dual BA with Freie Universität Berlin

Last Update: 
26 February 2021

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's European campus at Nancy and two years in Berlin at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Freie Universität Berlin, leading to a dual Bachelor degree.

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 Europeen Franco-German campus at Nancy followed by two years in Berlin at the Freie Universität Berlin Otto-Suhr-Institut leading to a double degree Bachelor level.

 The education for this program 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 program (French, German and English) requires a great personal effort considering that its aim is the earning of two degrees and requires a high proficiency level in German. 

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

  • 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 be able to mobilize and bring together relevant knowledge.
  • To demonstrate intellectual curiosity, reflection and critical thinking ; 
  • To be fond of innovation and multidisciplinarity. 
  • Know the Sciences Po educational program and the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Have a high German and English proficiency.

Admissions

The admission process for this dual degree program will be meeting the new and unique Sciences Po undergraduate admission procedure which consists of four separate but complementary evaluations:

Acceptance to the program 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 wish in itself.

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

The admission dossier will be reviewed by both partnering institutions, so no additional steps are required for 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 2021.

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 in April/May 2021. 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 conclusion of their programme of study candidates will earn the Sciences Po's Bachelor degree as well as Freie Universität Berlin's Bachelor Politikwissenschaft Sciences sociales.

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

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