Poitiers: 5 Surprising Things About our New Campus

Take the Guided Tour
  • The entrance to the new Poitiers campus ©Sylvain RochasThe entrance to the new Poitiers campus ©Sylvain Rochas

Since 2001 Sciences Po has had a campus in Poitiers, but the undergraduate college was pushed for space at the Hôtel Chaboureau. There was a 15% increase in students in the space of 5 years, with the attractiveness of the Latin-American programme making new premises necessary. This became a reality in September 2018 at the heart of a new site built in the 18th century and reinvented for the 21st. Watch the guided tour on the occasion of the official inauguration which takes places on Wednesday, 10th April.

Sciences Po Girls Conquer Rugby

  • Sciences Po's girls rugby team ©Sira ThierijSciences Po's girls rugby team ©Sira Thierij

Tabea Biesemeier, a student from Germany, sees joining Sciences Po’s all girls rugby team as the best decision she made while an undergraduate on the campus of Nancy. Playing rugby has allowed her to practice her French and meet new people, from Sciences Po as well as outside.

Ask Sciences Po Undergrads your questions live

  • All you need to know about the Sciences Po Undergraduate CollegeAll you need to know about the Sciences Po Undergraduate College

On Monday 26 November 2018, undergraduate students and staff went live to answer all your questions and queries on the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. What and where will I study? How and when do I apply? Find all this out and more by watching the Q&A replay below.

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Meet Sciences Po's 2018 Undergraduates

Take a tour of the campuses and meet our new cohort of undergraduates
  • Student from the Sciences Po Menton Campus ©Sciences PoStudent from the Sciences Po Menton Campus ©Sciences Po

It’s the start of the academic year at Sciences Po, which means welcoming another cohort from across the globe to each of the seven undergraduate campuses. What do our students think of their new university? Why did they choose Sciences Po and what do they hope to achieve before the end of their studies? Hear their responses.

"The Future is being built today"

Meet Fitiavana Andry, who wants to change her country's future
  • Fitiavana Andry ©Didier Pazery / Sciences PoFitiavana Andry ©Didier Pazery / Sciences Po

Fitiavana Andry from Madagascar wants to play a part in her country's future. Fitiavana belongs to the first cohort of Sciences Po - MasterCard Foundation scholars, a programme that supports committed students from Africa.

This summer, experience college life at Sciences Po

Discover our Summer Pre-College Programme
  • Sciences Po Reims campusSciences Po Reims campus

Every summer, Sciences Po opens its doors to secondary school students from around the world as part of the Summer School’s Pre-College Programme. This programme is an opportunity to discover Sciences Po and experience college life and academics at one of France’s leading universities.

Get a taste of university life

During three weeks in July, students undertake rigorous coursework in the social sciences, which introduces them to the key disciplines and methodologies of a Sciences Po education.

"The undergraduate years are a turning point in students' lives"

Tilman Turpin, new director of the Reims campus
  • Tilman Turpin in September 2017 in Poitiers ©Sciences PoTilman Turpin in September 2017 in Poitiers ©Sciences Po

It was exactly 15 years ago that Tilman Turpin first discovered Sciences Po. “I really appreciated Sciences Po’s international dimension, multidisciplinary nature and the interaction with practitioners,” recalls Turpin, who had come to the university as an exchange student. He decided to stay for his Master’s study… and has been here ever since. After four years heading the Poitiers campus, Turpin has just taken up directorship of the campus in Reims.

So It Begins

Take a tour of our undergraduate campuses
  • Students on the Sciences Po campus in Reims ©Sciences PoStudents on the Sciences Po campus in Reims ©Sciences Po

Sciences Po undergraduates have just started their academic year at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. These students come from many different backgrounds and they each have their own story to tell about their journey to our university. Why did they choose Sciences Po? What are their ambitions? Take a tour of our undergraduate campuses in France and meet the students.

"The Middle East is a region that Americans tend to misjudge"

Watch the video
  • Rosalyn Jeffries, student in the Sciences Po-UC Berkeley programme ©Sciences PoRosalyn Jeffries, student in the Sciences Po-UC Berkeley programme ©Sciences Po

Rosalyn Jeffries, 19, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from San Mateo High School in the United States, she joined the first cohort of the Sciences Po-UC Berkeley dual BA programme in 2016.

Rosalyn has just started the academic year on the Sciences Po campus in Menton, where she is specialising in Middle-Eastern studies. She will spend years 3 and 4 at UC Berkeley where she intends to major in Global Studies. In the video, Rosalyn shares her first impressions of the programme, her classmates and life by the Mediterranean.

"Sciences Po is now my child's extended family"

Hear from parents visiting the Le Havre campus
  • First-year students on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre ©Sciences PoFirst-year students on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre ©Sciences Po

On Friday 25 August, parents of first-year students on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre came from all over the world to attend Welcome Parents Day. Parents were given a tour of the Le Havre campus, which is located on the Normandy coast, and met with the campus director and staff. Following an information session where they were able to discuss their questions and concerns, parents were shown areas of interest near campus, including the cliffs of Étretat.

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