Admissions to a Ph.D

Last Update: 
14 December 2020

Please note

The 2021 admissions campaign are open.

Direct admission to a PhD

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree, whether from France or abroad, and wish to enter a Sciences Po doctoral programme directly at the PhD level must submit their online application by one of the following deadlines:

- 21 January 2021 at the latest for admissions' results end of February;

- 19 May 2021 at the latest, for admissions' results mid-July 2021.

Doctoral programme applicants may be asked to sit an interview, either at Sciences Po or via videoconference or telephone.

The application is available exclusively online.

More information on direct PhD admissions.

Admission to a Master's programme

The School of Research (formerly known as Doctoral School) offers several Master programmes. Prospective students must follow the standard application process for Master’s programmes (either the French procedure or the international procedure, depending on their situation).

Note: Sciences Po undergraduates who wish to apply to a School of Research Master’s programme must submit the dedicated application designated for them.

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