International Exchange Programs

OxPo: Professor Florence Faucher will host an information meeting’ on February, 4 2019 at 3pm in the meeting room of the Doctoral School – 3rd floor - 199 boulevard Saint-Germain, for those who are interested to learn more about the OxPo exchanges.

CAMPO - Cambridge-Sciences Po - Academic Exchange Programme

The deadline for applications is the 4 March 2019.

Sciences Po and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge set up an academic exchange programme in 2014; with the signing in November 2017 of the new CamPo research partnership that exchange programme has now been extended to include all social science PhD students within the six schools of Cambridge University and PhD students within all of Sciences Po’s research centres.
Applications are now open for stays in the other institution during the academic year 2018-19.

PhD students whose research would benefit from spending a period of time in the other institution are encouraged to apply to this scheme. Visiting students should arrange their stay so that it coincides with the teaching terms in Cambridge and Paris.

  • In Cambridge, visiting CamPo PhD students will be affiliated with the host department and provided with desk space (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Cambridge online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the faculty as their institutional point of contact. Visiting CamPo PhD students will be encouraged to play a full part in the academic life of the host department, through participation in seminars and interaction with faculty. For your information, please find the term dates for the University of Cambridge.
  • In Sciences Po, visiting CamPo PhD students will be affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres and with the Ecole Doctorale. They will have access to desk space in one of the research centres (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Sciences Po online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the faculty as their institutional point of contact. For your information, please find the dates of the Sciences Po semesters and other relevant information on Sciences Po campus.


The CamPo exchange offers a fee-waiver between POLIS and Sciences Po. There is no dedicated funding for exchange participants. Participants are advised to contact their institution (College and Department, Ecole Doctorale and Centres) to enquire about travel funds available to PhD students.

However, Cambridge and Sciences Po have an Erasmus exchange agreement, which this exchange scheme is a part of. Conditions apply to qualify for Erasmus support, in particular in relation to the length of stay (3 months usually); visiting PhD students at Cambridge whose first language is not English will also have to take and pass an IELTS test. As visiting Erasmus students, CamPo PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided by the Erasmus programme at Sciences Po or in Cambridge: they will be affiliated with a college and, subject to availability, they will be able to rent accommodation through the university/college). Participants should apply to their home institution to qualify for Erasmus funding prior to their departure.

For more info on Erasmus

Application process

Deadline for applications: 4 March 2019.

Interested PhD students must now apply through the CamPo PhD Exchanges portal. Successful  applicants  are  encouraged  to  apply  for  Erasmus  funding  in  their  home  institution  and  prior  to departure.

Within a month of returning to their home institutions, exchange visitors are required to provide a short report (2 pages max) about their stay.

For general enquiries about the programme, please contact

CamPo PhD exchange call 2019-20 (EN, PDF, 215Ko)

The Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group (OXPO) 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019

OxPo seeks to facilitate scholarly exchanges and collaborative projects between Sciences Po in Paris (sociology, history, political science and international relations) and the Departments of Sociology, Politics and International Relations, the Modern European History Research Centre and Social Policy and Intervention in Oxford. It sponsors joint projects, seminars and workshops, conferences and publications.  Information about events and exchanges can be found on the OxPo website.

OxPo offers 5 visiting schemes for academics, early career researchers (post-docs), and doctoral students wishing to spend time at the other institution.

The OxPo Scientific Management Committee meets annually at the beginning of Trinity term (late April) to assess the programme’s activities and select participants. Successful candidates will be informed shortly after.

The OxPo exchange scheme is open to:

  • Doctoral students from the 4 partner Departments in Oxford.
  • Doctoral students from the Ecole Doctorale at Sciences Po.
  • Early career researchers who have recently defended their PhD at the Ecole Doctorale in Sciences Po.
  • Permanent academic faculty from 4 partner Departments in Oxford.
  • Sciences Po Faculty.

The further particulars for these 5 categories of exchange are listed below.


All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2019-20 must be written in English, submitted by 15 Mars 2019 and sent as ONE SINGLE WORD document to

Applications must include:

  • one short CV (maximum length :  2 A4 pages)
  • one letter of motivation (maximum length : 2 A4 pages) highlighting:
    • the research project or purpose of the application to the exchange scheme, i.e. how the exchange will further their research plans and, in the case of academics, future collaborations;
    • the academics you intend to work with in Oxford or in Sciences Po;
    • the Sciences Po Research Centre  or the Oxford Department (DPIR, Sociology, SPI, MEHRC) you feel you would best fit in;
    • the planned dates of your stay (if you are applying from Oxford to Sciences Po or if you are a Sciences Po academic applying to Nuffield).

Applications from PhD students and postdoctoral candidates must also include:

  • an application form available on the OxPo website page "call for applications";
  • a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor;
  • the date of your PhD defense (as requested in the form) if you are applying for the postdoctoral fellowship and grant. The PhD must be defended prior to going to Oxford.
  • Visa status - If you are a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you do not need a visa to come to the UK to study. However, if you are from a country outside of the EEA, you may need to apply for a visa before travelling. Please note that OxPo student visitors who require a visa may only study in the UK for a period of six months or less and will need to enter the country as a Short-Term Student (Student Visitor). We do not admit OxPo student visitors under the UK Tier 4 (General) Student route, since this would create fee liabilities for the visitors.

For more information about OxPo, contact Florence Faucher (Sciences Po, CEE) or Stephen Whitefield (Pembroke/DPIR, Oxford):

All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2019-20 must be submitted by 15 March 2019.

OxPo Scientific Management Committee’s priorities 

  1. Excellence of the candidate
  2. Fit between the project and the ability of the scholar to fulfil his/her project in either Oxford or Paris and to benefit from the academic environment to be joined. For instance stay in Oxford because of the resources and the prospect of working with other, identified if possible, scholars rather than a need to spend time exploring resources located in a different city.
  3. Benefit for the OxPo programme in building further institutional connections and new collaborations as well as benefit for the individual scholar's research/career.
  4. People who have not taken part in the exchange before have priority, unless there are special circumstances such as the best opportunity to complete a project or the development of a new collaboration or programme.

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Alliance Program

The aim of the venture is to pursue innovation in Education and Research between the four institutions by sharing knowledge, practices and resources. A laboratory for innovation, Alliance has become furthermore a major academic platform for transatlantic debate on global issues. Created in 2002, Alliance is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French institutions: the École PolytechniqueSciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

The Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility is intended to support and finance transatlantic research projects of the highest quality, in all disciplines, from doctoral students affiliated to one of the four partner institutions.

Doctoral students are encouraged to pursue their research abroad for a period of one to three months under the supervision of a host faculty member: students from the three French institutions can complete a research period at Columbia University while students from Columbia can complete a research period at the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, or Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Each project will be funded with a maximum limit of $5,000.

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