International graduate admissions: admission criteria

Last Update: 
9 December 2020

We start by verifying that the applicant has earned the academic level required for admission to the selected programme (eligibility step), then we assess the adequacy between the applicant's profile and the training offered by the programme. We also assess your application in relation to the overall applicants pool (admission step).


Academic background and performances are central to the selection process. Please note that previous courses in social sciences will be valued.


Please note that meeting the required minimum grade point average does not guarantee an offer of admission. Consider that the other various components of your application are also taken into account, such as your professional experience and personal background. On an exceptional basis, an applicant with a slightly lower average but whose application includes non academic assets which might compensate may also be offered admission.

Sciences Po's School of Journalism: depending on your application, you may be invited to an interview to discuss your motivation and skills with a member of the executive board of the Sciences Po Journalism School. This interview may be conducted through video conference if you are abroad. 

Several criteria are taken into account for the admission of international applicants to the master's programme:

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