International graduate admissions
The 2022-23 admissions are open. Calls for Eiffel and Boutmy scholarships are closed.
About international admissions
The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants who have obtained or will obtain (this academic year) a Non-French undergraduate degree (or 180 ECTS credits / bachelor’s degree or equivalent) from an institution located in France or abroad.
Deadlines for the 2023 intake
Before you apply
Choose your programme
For each programme, please check
How to apply
To submit your application, you must complete the following steps:
Create your account and complete the online application
During the opening period of the admissions campaign, create an account, log in with your email address and fill out your application: https://admission.sciencespo.fr. It may take up to two hours before receiving the activation link.
To create your file step by step, check the practical information.
Please note :
- You cannot use the same application form twice. If you already applied in the past you must create a new application form.
- Campus France: If you are a national of a country using the CEF procedure, please note that you cannot apply to Sciences Po through their system. Please send your application to Sciences Po through our platform, within our deadlines.
Choose your Programme(s)
Please direct all questions regarding the choice of Master's programme, academic content or future job opportunities to the programme's academic advisor, whose contact information can be found on the programme's page.
You can select:
- one Master's programme (excluding One Year Master’s programmes), or
- one dual degree programme (excluding One Year Master’s programmes), or
- both a Master's programme and a dual degree programme. In this case, the dual degree programme will automatically be positioned as your first choice. This is only a technical constraint which will not prevent you from choosing whichever programme you want to attend, should you be admitted to both programmes.
Each program is the subject of a separate admission decision.
You may not:
- Apply to two dual degree programmes or two Master's programmes;
- Combine a PhD programme with any other programme.
- The Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs and the Joint Master of Law and Finance are considered Sciences Po Master's degrees. Therefore, you can also choose a dual degree programme in addition to them.
- You may only apply to Sciences Po programmes once per academic year. Should your application be unsuccessful, you are not allowed to apply to a different programme or through a different 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.
It is your responsibility to tell referees in which language they must fill out the recommendation form (English is mandatory if you are applying to a dual degree between Sciences Po and a non-French university)
In order to be processed, application files must be complete with all the required documents, including references, by the deadline of the programme. It is your responsibility to check on your dashboard whether your referees have submitted their form on time or to follow up with them directly through your dashboard.
Please note that once a reference is submitted, it is not possible to delete it from your application file.
More about references.
Take your language test
When required, take the language tests as early as possible. Obtaining your language test scores may take up to three months. You must therefore take the necessary precautions in order to provide your results whilst respecting the deadlines.
If you are applying for a Master's programme, please send your language test by 31 May 2023 (11:59 p.m., Paris time). Without a language test after this date, our offer of admission will lapse. Please note: If you are applying for a scholarship or to a dual degree program, your language test must already be included in your application file when you submit it.
Upload the supporting documentation
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 2Mo max) by the relevant deadline.
Once your application has been submitted, no new document will be accepted, unless requested by the Admissions office.
Write your personal statement
Your statement must be written in the language of the chosen programme. For a dual degree programme, write your statement in English (unless otherwise instructed). If you apply to two programmes, you must write two personal statements in separate sections.
Assessors read a large number of personal statements every day. Therefore, they appreciate statements that are carefully written and structured.
Applicants should show a clear idea of the professional field (or even position) they are aiming for and state clearly which aspects of their personality or background have led them to this choice.
The adequacy between the applicant's career plans and the requested programme is evaluated in order to ensure that the prospective student stands to gain the most from it. We want to be certain to offer the training and academic framework that the applicant is seeking. Applicants must therefore explain in detail why they are applying to this particular programme, which elements of the programme they are interested in and how it fits their career plans.
Pay your application fee
The €100 application fee is not refundable.
We do not offer fee waivers, unless you have a refugee status or are a recipient of a CROUS scholarship. In that case, please contact us and attach the official proof of your current situation.
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
Do not wait until the last day to submit your application.
In order to be assessed, your application file must be complete and submitted before the deadline of the programme you are applying to. If you apply to several programmes with different deadlines, or if you apply to a scholarship, you must meet the earliest deadline.
All deadlines always refer to Paris time (11.59pm).
- As our platform does not automatically invalidate incomplete files, it is your responsibility to submit an application that includes all required documents (including references).
- Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to bring any change, and neither will we.
After submitting your application
Check your application status
Once you submit your application, you can access your dashboard and track its status.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through their dashboard and by e-mail. The admission offer is valid only for the programme to which you have applied.
Check the admissions calendar.
If your undergraduate degree was still in progress at the time you applied, you will be asked to provide a copy of your diploma by the time of your administrative registration (early spring). Failure to do so will render our offer of admission null and void.
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.
Sciences Po graduate admissions do not provide for a waiting list.
The committee decisions are final and cannot be appealed. Once the decision is released, no new assessment can be made.