Undergraduate Admissions for applicants from foreign secondary schools

Last Update: 
7 October 2021

Please note

Applications for the 2022 intake start next November according to the deadlines listed below. 

WHO APPLIES THROUGH THIS ADMISSIONS PATHWAY?

As part of our unified admissions procedure for all first-year applicants to the Undergraduate College, the international admissions pathway is designed for all candidates from foreign (non-French) secondary schools.

Please note: It is the candidate’s diploma and not his or her nationality that determines the pathway.

  • All candidates who are currently enrolled in a foreign high school (non-French) and prepare both a foreign and a French diploma (Abibac, Esabac or Bachibac) are eligible to the international pathway. 

  • All candidates who are currently enrolled in a French high school and prepare both a French and a foreign diploma (Abibac, esabac or bachibac), are not eligible through the international admissions pathway and must apply through the Parcoursup admissions pathway

Find out more about the eligibility criteria for the unified undergraduate admissions procedure.

The Undergraduate College’s unified admissions procedure is made up of four evaluations, each of which is marked out of 20. These evaluations are the same for all Sciences Po undergraduate applicants:

Applicants must create and submit an application via the Sciences Po admissions website, adhering to deadlines outlined in the admissions calendar.

Candidates applying through this admissions pathway have the option of applying to two programmes offered at the Undergraduate College, including dual degree programmes.

Admissions Calendar

Admissions for the 2022 intake

International admissions are open on a rolling basis from the start of the admissions period to the end of April 2021.

  • Opening of the admissions period: mid-November 2021
  • Final date to submit applications: 27 April 2022
  • Interviews: from mid-January to mid-June 2022, depending on the date the application is submitted
  • Admission results: the date you receive your admission result depends on the date you submit your completed application (including academic reference).
  • You will hear whether you have been accepted:
    • around 9 February if you submit your application before 15 December
    • around 16 March if you submit your application before 26 January
    • around 11 April if you submit your application before 23 February
    • around 17 May if you submit your application before 23 March
    • around 22 June if you submit your application before 27 April 
  • Deadline for applying for the Émile Boutmy Scholarship: 23 February 2022. If you would like to apply for the scholarship, it is essential that you indicate this intention directly in your application and that you adhere to the submission deadline specified above. No scholarship applications will be accepted after submission of your Sciences Po application.

Please note:

  • Interviews for dual degree programmes will not necessarily follow this timeline;
  • Deadlines always refer to Paris time (23:59)

Before Applying

Review the eligibility criteria

The main criteria to determine which pathway you should apply is the nationality of your diploma. You are eligible to apply though the international admissions pathway on the Sciences Po admission website if you are currently preparing a foreign diploma of secondary education (first session) in a non-French secondary school. Example of diplomas: International Baccalaureate diploma, A-levels, Abitur, Maturité suisse…

  • You may apply to the Sciences Po bachelor only once.
  • You may only submit your application through a single admissions pathway.
  • Sciences Po has approved your request for a special dispensation prior to your applying. 

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