Admission to a One-Year Master's Programme: admission criteria
Admission to a one-year Master's programme is based on several criteria. We first assess the academic and professional background required for admission to the requested programme. If our prerequisites are met, we then study the coherence between the applicant's profile and the programme's curriculum.
The academic and professional background as well as the results obtained are essential factors in the selection process.
Sciences Po requires a minimum undergraduate average grade. If the country of your undergraduate diploma is not on the list, please contact us.
You will be asked to provide a cumulative grade average for each of our previous university level studies.
Please note that meeting the minimum grade average does not guarantee an offer of admission as the other elements in the application are also taken into account. On a very exceptional basis, it is also possible to offer admission to an applicant who has a slightly lower average but whose application includes professionnal assets which might compensate.
On the contrary, an excellent academic average that is not supported by any other element enhancing the profile could make for a weaker application. Please provide proof from your university stating your undergraduate cumulative average and, if applicable, your Master's degree. You will need to enter the exact average for each part of your higher education.
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. 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.
In case of reorientation, it is essential to explain your motivations in detail.
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 open-mindedness, leadership, curiosity or boldness (whether sporting, artistic, humanitarian, or other) is highly valued.