International graduate admissions: language requirements

Last Update: 
30 October 2020

Language requirements

Language requirements depend on the programme to which you are applying. When needed, test results must be attached directly into the online application.

If you are applying to two programmes with different requirements, you must take into account the highest level required.

Check the prerequisites and supporting material by programme.

Although for some programmes no specific English level is required for admission, you will be requested to prove a C1 English level at the end of your programme to obtain your final diploma.

For all the regular Master's programmes of Sciences Po (excluding the dual degree programmes):

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we are temporarily expanding our selection of accepted English tests for recruitment of the 2021 intake. You may choose any of the following tests to prove your level of English:

  • TOEFL IBT: score of 100 required
  • IELTS (Academic): score of 7 required
  • Cambridge English Advanced (C1 Advanced) : C1
  • Linguaskill General: score of 180 required*
  • TOEFL Home edition: score of 100 required
  • Duolingo English Test: score of 120 required*

* : For Linguaskill and Duolingo tests, please select 'two years of study in the language' instead of 'test' and upload your score sheet in the academic background section (other documents - Supporting document: academic background.

For dual degree programmes: required tests are listed here per dual degree.

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