Admission to a One-Year Master's Programme: eligibility criteria

Last Update: 
20 September 2019

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.

Academic criteria

Admission to a One-Year Master's programme is open to applicants having completed their university education in France or abroad and holding any of the following diplomas:

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

More information on the prerequisites by programme.

Professional experience

Paris School of International Affairs: Master in Advanced Global Studies

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least five years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

School of Public Affairs: Master in Public Affairs 

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least five years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

School of Public Affairs: Master in Arts and Politics

To be eligible, candidates must be able to demonstrate, in addition to academic criteria, at least three years of post-graduate professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 

Sciences Po Law School: LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement 

Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B. or the equivalent) and professional experience (internships included) is mandatory.

School of Management and Innovation: Master Corporate Strategy

To be eligible, applicants must be in one of the following situations: 

  • Hold an undergraduate diploma (see academic criteria) and demonstrate at least three years of professional experience (internships during your studies not included). 
  • Currently preparing a Master degree (year one) or currently attending their fourth year of higher education and, ideally, doing an internship.

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