What Bachelor's graduates take away from their studies at Sciences Po

Hear from students at the graduation ceremony
  • Graduation ceremony at Sciences Po in Paris ©Sciences PoGraduation ceremony at Sciences Po in Paris ©Sciences Po

On 6 September, students celebrated their graduation from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. They all spent two years at one of the seven Sciences Po campuses in France, and one year abroad studying at a partner university. Those enrolled in a dual Bachelor’s degree programme spent two years in France then two years at the partner university abroad.

Meet the first Mastercard Foundation Scholars at Sciences Po

  • MasterCard Foundation Scholars ©Didier PazeryMasterCard Foundation Scholars ©Didier Pazery

The first five students to benefit from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at Sciences Po come from across sub-Saharan Africa. Astou Diouf, 18, is from Senegal, Zipporah Gakuu, 19, from Kenya, Romaric Compaore, 18, from Burkina Faso, Ashale Chi, 17, from Cameroon, and Fitiavana Andry, 17, from Madagascar, making this first cohort representative of Africa in all its diversity.

The new features of the Bachelor's Degree

The new features of the Bachelor's Degree
  • Student in the library of the Sciences Po Menton campus ©Martin ArgyrogloStudent in the library of the Sciences Po Menton campus ©Martin Argyroglo

The recent redesign of the Sciences Po Bachelor's degree programme reaffirms a commitment to the principles of humanism and scientific intellectual inquiry. The four key points below outline what first year students at the Undergraduate College can expect to find. 

"I'm uncomfortable with the notion of a monolithic west"

Meet first-year student Jasdeep Hundal
  • Jasdeep Hundal taking a selfie with children in Punjab ©Sciences PoJasdeep Hundal taking a selfie with children in Punjab ©Sciences Po

Jasdeep Singh Hundal, who comes from Singapore, will be a first-year student at the Reims campus this fall. He is pursuing the Dual BA Programme between Sciences Po and UC Berkeley, through which he will have the opportunity to spend 2 years in France and 2 years in California. The first in our 2017 #FirstYearsScPo series. Read the interview below.

2017 pre-College Programme

High school students get a taste of Sciences Po
  • 2017 Pre-College Programme students in the Reims courtyard ©Sciences Po2017 Pre-College Programme students in the Reims courtyard ©Sciences Po

From 9-23 July 2017, the Sciences Po Summer School welcomed its first-ever cohort of secondary students for its inaugural Pre-College Programme

Prepare for your move to France

Find information on housing at each campus
  • Rue de l'Université, Paris ©Martin ArgyrogloRue de l'Université, Paris ©Martin Argyroglo

Finding accommodation is a key step to take care of before arriving at Sciences Po. Given the urban locations of each of the seven Sciences Po campuses, various options are available. Below are general descriptions of the options available, as well as links to information specific to each campus. It is recommended that students act swiftly and find a place to stay well in advance of their arrival. 

New students preparing for their arrival to Sciences Po are encouraged to visit the following website.

First cohort graduates from the Dual BA Programme with the University of British Columbia

  • Graduation ceremony at UBC in Vancouver ©UBCGraduation ceremony at UBC in Vancouver ©UBC

The graduation ceremony took place on 24 May 2017 at the UBC Vancouver campus in Canada. This year’s graduating class, composed of 12 different nationalities, was congratulated by the Consul General of France, a Sciences Po alumnus, who presented each graduate with their Sciences Po diploma. Praising the students’ achievements, he noted the special relationship between Canada and France, now embodied in the graduating cohort.

Meet the Reims campus gardeners

Watch the video with the student association Sciences Po Environment
  • A student in the Sciences Po Environment association ©Sciences PoA student in the Sciences Po Environment association ©Sciences Po

Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. Reason enough for the student association Sciences Po Environment to make urban agriculture one of its main focuses.

In January 2017, the Reims campus branch of Sciences Po Environment launched Sciences Potager, a project to plant and maintain a vegetable garden on campus. To help them get started, they sought the expertise of L’Ecole des Jardiniers, a local association that promotes organic agriculture.

"In the United States and now in France, I witnessed a significant political change first-hand"

  • Undergrad Jimmy Quinn on the Sciences Po campus in ReimsUndergrad Jimmy Quinn on the Sciences Po campus in Reims

In the run-up to the French presidential election, the famous weekly Paris Match invited international students from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College to shed some light on the words that matter to them in politics. Jimmy Quinn, 18, an American student on the Reims campus, chose the word ‘system’.

"If we want to empower women, we also need to redefine the notion of masculinity"

  • Students in the SAGA association ©Sciences PoStudents in the SAGA association ©Sciences Po

In March, four student associations on the Reims campus; Politiqu’elles, HeForShe, SAGA, and The Feminist Society joined forces to celebrate Gender Equality Week. The objective was to bring students together to address gender equality issues such as women in politics and business; to revisit feminism and notions of masculinity; and to reflect upon fundamental questions about sexuality. Watch the video with the student organisers of Gender Equality Week in Reims.

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