Studying for a Ph.D: Requirements & Useful informations
The administrative office is a required and indispensable gateway for students across all of Sciences Po’s university campuses: it assists with the administrative enrolment or re-enrolment process.
Registration in the Reporting of Theses in Preparation (STEP) database
A successor to the Central Database for Theses in the Humanities and Social Sciences, STEP (Reporting of Theses in Preparation) is the professional interface devoted to the management of prepared theses in institutions.
This centralization allows the whole research community to have the most accurate knowledge possible on the state of research in a specific discipline, research field or subject area.
Every thesis must mandatorily be registered and tracked in STEP: a first time during the first year of enrolment, and then as often as necessary depending on changes that may be made over the course of the PhD; in the event that the thesis topic, thesis supervisor or university changes, you will need to fill out this form (.rtf format).
Once completed, the form must be submitted to the administrator of your doctoral program according to the terms specified in the document (two submissions are required: one electronically, and the other by mail).
Submission, record, dissemination and archive
After the defense, on the advice of the President of the jury the thesis may be reproduced in accordance with different sets of guidelines.