Visiting Fellowship

Each year the Sciences Po Law School's doctoral program hosts visiting students and visiting researchers from around the world. Visitors are generally doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers in Law at institutions overseas who are eager to pursue their research within Sciences Po Law School academic community.

They normally are in residence at the Law School for up to one academic year.

The Program provides visitors access to facilities of the Law School and the rest of Sciences Po (full library privileges, attendance of and participation in colloquia and other scholarly presentations at the Law School...), in order for them to conduct research on an approved topic while in residence and to consult with faculty members.

Visitors must be sponsored by a faculty member willing to act as a consultant on the visitor’s research project. It is the responsibility of a prospective visitor to contact appropriate faculty members and arrange for such sponsorship.

Because of the large number of applications we receive each year, the Sciences Po Law School is unable to accommodate all those who express interest in visiting for research purposes. Applications are examined by a Committee for Doctoral Studies in Law that meets twice a year: in February and in June. In selecting applicants for visitor status, the Committee considers the applicant's background and motivation, academic achievement, and research proposal, as well as the availability of SPLS faculty for consultation in the proposed research area. The Committee pays particular attention to the relevance, the coherence and the originality of the research proposals.

Applications for academic year must be received no later than January 21st for the first session or May 19th for the second session.

A completed application consists of the following components:

  • The application form (hereafter) completed
  • Copy of ID (Passeport)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

These documents must be sent by e-mail to Françoise Bobrie, Administrative Officer of the PhD program in Law.

To download the application form, please click here:


Please note: due to the international nature of the Sciences Po Law School, some biographies are only available in French.

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