Back to School 2020: a "dual campus" model

Discover the modalities for the Fall 2020 semester
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In response to the uncertainty facing universities worldwide with regards to the start of the next academic year, Sciences Po is mobilising to guarantee all its students as complete and demanding an education as ever. Sciences Po remains faithful to the university’s vocation of training free, critical and socially engaged minds, intellectually informed through research and interaction with professionals at the heart of our teaching. It is this wholesome and well-balanced education that will give you the means to act in a world more uncertain now than ever.

Keep Learning: Sciences Po's transition online

Interview with Bénédicte Durand, Vice President of Academic Affairs
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14,000 students from all over the world and on all continents, 700 classes per day: going online due to the current pandemic has posed an unprecedented and considerable challenge for Sciences Po. It has also been an opportunity to invent new ways to teach and learn. Bénédicte Durand, Vice President of Academic Affairs, recounts the efforts made by the Sciences Po teams to successfully carry out this transition.

"Menton Livraison": A Student-Run Volunteer Delivery Service

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At the beginning of March 2020, while much of France was still living relatively undisturbed, Tommaso Campomagnani, Nolwenn Menard, Joseph Moussa and Mathilde de Solages, first-year students on the Menton campus, anticipated the possibility of a lockdown. In this small town on the French riviera where a third of the population is over sixty, they created Menton Livraison, a service allowing volunteers to deliver essential products to at-risk individuals.

Xiaorui Zhou, 2020 Rhodes Scholar

This prestigious scholarship will allow Xiaorui Zhou to pursue two master's degrees at the University of Oxford
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Sciences Po undergraduate student Xiaorui Zhou is one of the four Chinese students to become a 2020 Rhodes scholar. This prestigious scholarship allows outstanding students to spend two years at the University of Oxford pursuing a postgraduate degree. Xiaorui is currently completing her double degree with Sciences Po and the National University of Singapore (NUS), majoring in History and Middle Eastern studies.

All you need to know about Undergraduate Applications

The Sciences Po Admissions team answers some of the most frequently asked questions from international applicants
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The Sciences Po Undergraduate College is currently accepting applications from international students for the 2020 intake. To help you with your application, our admissions team has selected some of the most frequently asked questions from prospective international undergraduates.

Interested in Sciences Po's Programmes? Check out our live Q&A sessions

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It’s that time of year again! Sciences Po has been live to answer all the questions you may have about our programmes, admission procedures, courses, student life and so on!

Are you currently in high school and interested in attending college abroad? Sciences Po offers a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme in the social sciences and humanities. You may have questions about our undergraduate college, international admission procedure, life on campus, etc.

Open House Days 2019: Visit our Regional Campuses

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Visit Sciences Po and discover our Bachelor's degree in the Humanities & Social Sciences! You can study the Sciences Po undergraduate programme in one of our 7 campuses all over France. Get to know the programme, courses and all the benefits of studying at one of France's leading universities.

International admissions for the 2020 intake are now open!

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International admissions for the 2020 intake are now open!

At the Undergraduate College, A Back-To-School Programme centred around Ecology

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On your marks, get set… the start of the new academic year is upon us! Some students will be taking their first steps at Sciences Po as freshmen, others will be returning to familiar ground. Like every year, a back-to-school ceremony is held on each campus.

Sciences Po Updates Its Admissions for 2021

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Starting in 2021, Sciences Po will update its admissions procedure in order to re-align with our world-class international partners, and for all candidates to be evaluated in the same manner and on the same criteria.

Applying for the Sciences Po Bachelor’s degree: 1 procedure for all

As of 2021, all candidates, whether French or international, will follow the same procedure when applying to the Sciences Po undergraduate college, and will be evaluated on the same criteria. (Previously, there has been a French procedure and an international procedure).

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