Latin American student: six reasons to choose Sciences Po

Latin American student: six reasons to choose Sciences Po

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Are you a Latin American student looking for a selective international university? Sciences Po is one of the world’s leading universities for social sciences and the humanities. Each year we welcome around 600 Latin American students keen to benefit from our multidisciplinary programmes. Still uncertain? Here are six great reasons to choose Sciences Po.

Sciences Po ranks fourth worldwide for political science and international relations.

In the 2017 QS ranking of the best universities by discipline, Sciences Po ranked fourth worldwide for political science and international relations. Placed just behind Harvard, Oxford and the London School of Economics, it is the top-ranking university in continental Europe for this discipline.

Dual degrees with prestigious universities

Sciences Po’s programmes and degrees meet international standards and are recognised by the world’s major universities. Sciences Po has developed many dual degree programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels with universities such as Columbia University, the University of Hong Kong and the University of California, Berkeley. See the list of dual degrees offered at Sciences Po.

Programmes focused on Latin America

  • Sciences Po offers a special study experience with a Bachelor’s programme focused on Latin America, Spain and Portugal, which is delivered on our campus in Poitiers.
  • At Master’s level, the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) offers course concentrations on different geographical regions, including South American Studies.
  • Sciences Po also has two dual Master’s degree programmes, one in International Relations, International Trade and Management in partnership with FGV – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, and the other in Comparative Urban Governance in partnership with the Centro de Estudios Demográficos, Urbanos e Ambientales (CEDUA) at Colegio de México.

An international research university and a laboratory dedicated to Latin America

At Sciences Po, close to 250 faculty members in history, law, economics, sociology and political science study the transformations of the contemporary world and teach courses directly inspired by their research. OPALC is a highly reputed laboratory for Latin American and Caribbean policy analysis within the Sciences Po Centre for International Studies.

48 Latin American partner universities, from Mexico to Chile

Each semester, Sciences Po welcomes around a hundred undergraduate and graduate students from its partner universities in Latin America to spend a semester or a year with us.

65,000 Alumni worldwide

Sciences Po has a community of more than 65,000 alumni who hold positions of responsibility in France and abroad. The Red is the alumni association for the Europe-Latin America programme. It helps to maintain contact between former students of the Poitiers campus and strengthen links between current and former Latin-American students.

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