International graduate admissions: eligibility criteria

The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants having completed their university education in an institution outside of France and having obtained any of the following:

  • an undergraduate level degree (Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Sciences / licenciatura / licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po.
  • a minimum of 180 ECTS credits
  • a Masters level degree (magister or magistracy, for example) for countries in which universities do not award undergraduate qualifications.

Other situations:

  • Applicants having attended German or Austrian universities: a Vordiplom / Zwischenprüfung/Diplomprüfung (the equivalent of 120 credits) and a complete year of students at postgraduate level/second cycle (Hauptstudium - the equivalent of 60 credits).
  • Applicants having attended Russian universities: a Bakalavr or Specialist qualification.


  • Eligibility through the international procedure is contingent on the applicant having completed his/her undergraduate studies in a university not in France. It is not based on the applicant's nationality.
  • Eligible applicants must have been selected and enrolled for a minimum of two years and must have obtained a degree from the foreign university.
  • You can only submit one online application per academic year. You cannot apply to a graduate programme through two different admission procedures the same year.
  • Applicants completing an undergraduate programme under which they will not graduate before 4 or 5 years are not eligible to apply before they have or are about to obtain their degre. No exemptions will be made.
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