Bachelor of Arts, Third Year

All third year students must complete at least one semester of studies at one of Sciences Po’s partner universities. Students pursue their third year either in a study abroad experience lasting two semesters, or in a mixed year consisting of one semester of study and one semester-long full-time internship.

Please note:

  • The study abroad experience in the third year of the Bachelor program is dependent on the health situation in destination countries as well as the capacity for partner universities to host students.
  • In 2021-2022, due to the COVID pandemic, the study abroad exchange programme is limited to one semester. Students will complete their third year through either an internship or an academic semester at Sciences Po. Find out more about the specificities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

During the compulsory third year abroad, students complete their major coursework in one of Sciences Po’s 478 partner institutions in a destination chosen in perfect coherence with their first two years at Sciences Po’s Undergraduate College.

Depending on their third year academic project, students may pursue their third year in a university within the region of focus of their campus, or elsewhere in the world while taking classes related to the campus’ region of focus.

At the end of the third year, each student submits a Capstone Project. This exercise asks students to demonstrate, using critical analysis, the links between their major coursework and field experiences conducted within the Civic Learning Programme throughout the three year in the College.


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