Dijon campus

  • Dijon campus entrance ©Martin ArgyrogloDijon campus entrance ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Course in the Danube amphitheater ©Martin ArgyrogloCourse in the Danube amphitheater ©Martin Argyroglo
  • Photography workshop hosted by Mr. Barra ©Martin ArgyrogloPhotography workshop hosted by Mr. Barra ©Martin Argyroglo
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  • Student in the "BDE" Room ©Martin ArgyrogloStudent in the "BDE" Room ©Martin Argyroglo
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  • Campus garden ©Martin ArgyrogloCampus garden ©Martin Argyroglo

Established in 2001, the Dijon campus features a strong European dimension.

A European specialisation with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe

In conjunction with the multidisciplinary programme in the social sciences common to the entire Undergraduate College, students are able to gain a more advanced understanding of European integration and the issues it involves: the challenges of past and future enlargements, governance of a continental-scale European Union, and the question of the EU's borders.

Through this French-language programme, students learn about the history and functioning of the European Union; Central and Eastern Europe countries' communist past, post-communist transitions and processes of Europeanisation; recent developments and issues involved in the Western Balkan states’ European prospects; the revolution in Ukraine; and the history of Russia and the post-Soviet states.

The Dijon campus has a high proportion of students from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and is an ideal place to explore the divisions within the EU over the migration crisis, the emergence of "illiberal democracy", relations with Russia, energy issues, Turkey's candidacy and the debate on the EU's future after Brexit.

Students can also study the languages of the region, such as Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian or Czech.

Bachelor of Arts, Minor European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Programmes (in French):

Please download: Dijon campus calendar (PDF in French, 22 Ko).

A unique experience in an international environment

The Dijon campus accommodates around 160 students. More than half of these are from outside France, mostly from Central and Eastern European, Baltic and Balkan countries, and some from the Caucasus and Central Asia. This cultural diversity makes the first two years on campus an international experience in itself, which is capped off with the third year outside France studying at one of Sciences Po's 470 partner universities or with a dual degree with University College London (UCL).

Campus life is also kept vibrant by the vast range of clubs and associations on offer and many events held throughout the year. Students are able to initiate and take part in debates, conferences, study trips, and sports and cultural events, giving them a strong sense of empowerment. They are also encouraged to get involved in initiatives focused on the local community and citizen engagement. The campus’s many partnerships with local organisations offer students very attractive opportunities for their projects and internships.

Thanks to the small class sizes, students on the Dijon campus enjoy very close attention from the faculty for both their studies and extra-curricular activities.

Dijon, a university town rich in history

The Dijon campus, a beautiful building dating from 1900 and surrounded by gardens, is a five-minute walk from the TGV train station and the city centre, in a quiet residential area with good public transport.

The former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, Dijon (fr.) has a rich historical and artistic heritage, with one of the largest protected areas in France, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dijon and its region—Burgundy-Franche-Comté (fr.)—is an internationally renowned tourist destination, known for its wines, gastronomy and general good living. Dijon is a dynamic city of 250,000 inhabitants that has managed to preserve its heritage and remarkable quality of life. With about fifteen higher education institutions established there, it is also a major university city.

Dijon's cultural life (fr.) is both very rich and accessible, thanks to pro-active council policies. Students benefit from significant discounts for cultural events and free access to municipal museums. Dijon also has a number of quality sports facilities (an Olympic swimming pool including a diving area, a skating rink, a 37-hectare artificial lake with a water sports centre, etc.).

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