Legal information pertaining to admission sessions held by video conference

Last Update: 
18 December 2020

Starting with the 2020-2021 admissions campaign for September 2021, Sciences Po is organising admissions sessions by video conference.

We remind you that the recording of a meeting, by any means and in particular through a smartphone or an external recorder, is strictly prohibited. Moreover, the broadcast of such recordings, especially on social networks, is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this principle could constitute grounds for non-admission. More generally, it is up to everyone to act in accordance with the right of personal portrayal, copyright, and to comply with the regulations concerning the protection of personal data.

Controller and recipient of data processing: Sciences Po (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques "FNSP" and the Paris IEP), Admission interview committee

Legal basis: performance of a task carried out in the public interest Subcontractors: Zoom (video conference), Google (collaborative tool)

Data storage: Application files of non-admitted candidates are kept until the end of the appeal and legal limitation periods. Personal data of the admitted candidates are kept in the training management tools of Sciences Po.

Rights: Sciences Po is committed to protecting the privacy and reputation of candidates. Sciences Po expressly prohibits the processing of personal data in such a way that its use constitutes an invasion of their privacy, a risk to their reputation or any other harmful use. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), the candidate can gain access to their data and, if necessary, request the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete data, the erasure of information already collected, and the limitation of the processing of their personal data.

For any questions:

  • about the interview: contact Sciences Po's Admissions Department at
  • on GDPR rights, contact Sciences Po's Data Protection Officer at You can contact the CNIL for any additional GDPR request.
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