International graduate admissions
The online applications for the 2021 intake will open in early October.
About international admissions
The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants who graduated (or will graduate the year of application) in an institute outside of France and wishing to apply to a Master's programme and/or a graduate dual degree programme.
Admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis and are solely based on the evaluation of the online application and the required attached documents.
Deadlines for the 2021 intake
Before you apply
Choose your programme
Check for each programme
How to apply
Create your account and complete the online application
Create an account, log in and fill out your application: https://admission.sciencespo.fr. It may/can take 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.
Applications for a PhD programme cannot be combined with any other programme.
Please note: You may only apply to Sciences Po programmes once per 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 responsibility to check the dashboard of your application if your referees have submitted their form on time or remind them to do so if necessary. You can do so directly from your application platform.
More about references.
Take your language test
When 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 2021 (23h59 Paris time), 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 will be processed, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is complete and that all required supporting documents are attached in the appropriate format (PDF) by the relevant deadline.
Once your application has been submitted, no new document will be accepted, unless requested by the Admissions.
Write your personal statement
Your statement must be written in the language of the chosen programme. For dual degree programmes, please write your statement in English. When applying to different programmes, you must write two personal statements in separate sections.
The selection committee members read a large number of personal statements every 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.
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 assessed, your application must be complete and submitted before the deadline of the programme you are applying to whilst also respecting the deadlines for scholarships, where applicable. If you apply to several programmes with different deadlines, you must meet the earliest deadline.
Important: Our platform does not automatically invalidate incomplete files, it is your responsibility to submit an application that includes all required documents (including completed references).
All deadlines always refer to Paris time (23h59).
Please note: Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to bring any change, and neither will we.
After you have applied
Check your application status
Once you submit your application, you can access your application dashboard which allows you to track the status of your application.
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 only.
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.
Check the admissions calendar.
If you do not hold an undergraduate degree at the moment you accept the offer of admission, you must provide a copy of your diploma by the time of your administrative registration (early spring). 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 fully understand your disappointment and your wish to know more about the reasons for our decision. Here are some explanations why your application was unsuccessful.
Graduate admissions do not provide for a waiting list.