Admission to a One-Year Master's Programme: admission criteria
Admission to a One-Year Master's programme is based on the evaluation of the candidate's academic background, combined with his/her professional experience. The motivation, the coherence of the professional project and the professional recommendations will also be factored for admission decision.
The academic and professional background as well as the results obtained are essential factors in the selection process.
Please note that meeting the minimum grade point average does not guarantee an offer of admission. Consider that the other elements in the application are also taken into account. It is also possible to offer admission to an applicant who has a slightly lower average but whose application includes non academic assets which might compensate.
Sciences Po requires the following minimum average grades for admission to a one year master's programme:
- Brazil: 7.5/10
- Cameroon: 15/20
- Canada: 3.3/4 or 3.5/4.3
- China: 85 per cent or 3.5/4
- Colombia: 4/5
- Ivory Coast: 14/20
- France: 14/20
- Germany: 1.7/5
- Italy: 28/30 (we also look at results from the exams)
- India: 65%
- Lebanon: 85 per cent or 3.5/4
- Morocco: 15/20
- Mexico: 9/10
- Netherlands: 7.5/10
- Russia: 4.5/5
- Senegal: 15/20
- Spain: 7.5/10
- Switzerland: 4.7/6 (save for HEI: 4.5/6)
- UK: 65%
- USA or other countries that use the GPA system: 3.5/4
You will be asked to provide a cumulative grade point average for each of our previous university level studies. Check the graduate application guide.
It is important that you express a precise idea of the professional field (or even position) that you are aiming for, and that you state clearly what aspects of your personality or background have led you to make this choice.
The fit between the applicant's career plans and the training sought is evaluated in order to ensure that the prospective student stands to gain the most from it.
What the applicant would contribute to the student body and what his overall commitment to Sciences Po would be are also weighed in as factors of selection. Any previous personal experience demonstrating the open-mindedness, leadership, curiosity or boldness of the applicant (whether sporting, artistic, humanitarian, or other) is highly valued.
We try to establish whether the applicant has sufficiently sought to inform him/herself about the programme the s/he has chosen and whether s/he is able to state his/her reasons for choosing the programme convincingly.