Admissions to a Ph.D

Last Update: 
14 September 2022

Please note

The admissions for the 2023 enrollment are open.

Direct admission to a PhD for the 2023 intake

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), whether from France or abroad, and wish to enter a Sciences Po doctoral programme directly at the PhD level must submit their online application according to 2 deadlines.

The admissions calendar for the 2023 intake will be announced shortly.

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

More information on direct PhD admissions.


For candidates who do not have the required diplomas to enter directly into the first year of the thesis, please consult the admission procedures for the master programmes offered by the School of Research.

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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