International graduate admissions
Admissions for the 2020 intake are open. The research master's programmes open mid-October.
About international admissions
The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants having completed their university education in an institute outside of France and wishing to apply to Master’s programmes or graduate dual degree programmes.
Admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis and are solely based on the evaluation of the online application, including the documents which were provided.
Before you apply
Choose your programme
Check for each programme
How to apply
Create your account and complete the online form
Create an account, log in and fill your application: https://admission.sciencespo.fr. You might experience a wait of up to two hours before receiving the activation link.
Please note :
- You cannot use the same application form twice. If you already applied on a previous year, you must create a new application form.
- You may apply to a Sciences Po Master's programme up to 3 times, from admissions 2018 and on. A fourth application will be deemed non eligible.
- Campus France: If you come from a country using the CEF procedure, please note that you cannot apply to Sciences Po through their system. In order to apply to Sciences Po, please follow the instructions provided on this website.
Choose your Programme(s)
First of all, you should choose which programme(s) you wish to apply to. You can select:
- one Master's programme, or
- one dual degree programme, or
- both a Master's programme and a dual degree programme. In this case, the dual degree programme must be specified as your first choice.
You cannot apply for two dual degree programmes or two master's programmes. You cannot apply both for a Ph.D programme and another programme.
Please note: You may only apply to Sciences Po programmes once by academic year. Should you not be admitted, you are not allowed to apply to a different programme or through another procedure for the same academic year.
Request your references
Start your application by filling out the reference section. This will ensure referees have adequate time to reply. Only complete application forms will be reviewed, and they must include the requested references by the deadline of the programme. It is your reponsibility to check in your application space if your referees have submitted their form on time or remind them to do so if necessary.
More about references.
Take your language test
If required, take the language tests as early as possible. Two to three months may be needed to obtain your language test scores. You must therefore take the necessary precautions in order to provide your results whilst respecting the deadlines.
You must include your language tests by 31 May 2020, at the latest if you apply for a Master programme, or by the deadline of the scholarship or the dual degree programme you are applying for. Past this date, your admission offer will no longer be valid.
Upload the supporting material
In order to ensure that your application is processed, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is complete and that all required supporting documents are attached in the appropriate format by the relevant deadline.
Once your application is ready for the first review, no new document will be accepted, unless required.
Write your personal statement
Application reviewers read a large number of personal statements each day and appreciate those which have been carefully written and structured.
It is important that the applicants show a clear idea of the professional field (or even position) that they are aiming for, and that they state clearly what aspects of their personality or background have led them to this choice.
The adequacy 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. It is important to us, and to the applicants, that we offer them the training and academic framework that they need. Applicants must therefore clarify the reasons why they have chosen the given programme, what exactly are the aspects they find attractive and explain how Sciences Po would be an integral part of their plans.
When applying to different programmes, you must write two personal statements in separate online spaces.
Pay your application fee
The application fee of €100 is not refundable.
We do not offer fee waivers, unless you have a refugee status. In that case, please contact us and attach the official proof of your refugee status.
Please note: paying the application fee does not mean that your application form has been submitted. Make sure to submit your application form by clicking on the Submit button.
Submit your application
To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before the deadline for the programme to which you are applying whilst also respecting the deadlines for scholarships, where applicable. If you apply to several programmes with different deadlines, you must meet the earliest deadline.
Attention: Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to edit to it, and neither will we.
Important: Our platform cannot invalidate incomplete files, it is your responsability to submit an application that includes all required documents (including completed recommendations).
After you have applied
Check your application status
Once you submit your application, you can access the dashboard on your application form which allows you to track the status of your application and check if your referees have filled your academic and professional references.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through their dashboard and by e-mail.
Your admission offer is for the programme that you were evaluated for. You may not enroll in or transfer to any other academic degree program / school unless you have submitted a separate application and received a separate admission offer.
Please note that if your profile does not match the requirements of the programme you applied for and your application is rejected, the selection committee might decide to consider it for a different programme. Sciences Po will make an admission offer accordingly and you may then decide to accept or decline the offer.
Check the admissions calendar.
If you do not hold the undergraduate degree required for the programme at the moment you accept the offer of admission, you must provide it by the time of your administrative registration (beginning in June). If you cannot provide such a document at the time of registration, you will lose your admission offer. Please note that you should have been awarded your degree with the first examinations, and not through resits.
We understand your disappointment and your wish to know more about the reasons for our decision. Here are some of the factors that may explain why your application was unsuccessful.
No admission procedure at Sciences Po provides for a waiting list.