International undergraduate admissions: a two step process

Last Update: 
6 December 2019

Qualifying for admission

Applications are pre-selected based on the combination of the following: academic performance, attitude and progress in class, motivation, personal objectives, extra curricular activities, and consistency between these pursuits and the programme you are applying for.

If you are pre-selected, you will be notified by email and invited to an interview. This information will be also be displayed on your dashboard.


Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview organized in different cities around the world.

The admission interview is conducted by a panel of three members: a representative of the President of Sciences Po and two professors or professionals. It involves a commentary on a press article in French or in English, depending on the language requirements of the selected campus (please refer to the prerequisites of each programme for more information on languages).

Applicants are given 30 minutes to review the text after which they must present a structured analysis in a 10 minute exposé. A discussion of 20 minutes ensues during which the panel will ask questions regarding the article and other more general topic questions.

The admission decision

A final committee determines the admission decisions which takes into account both the evaluation of the application form and the appreciation of the interview panel. They meet in Paris on a rolling basis each year between February and June.

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