Sciences Po / Columbia University

Year 2020-2021
Applications must be electronically submitted no later than January 20th, 2020 to Marie-Hélène Kremer, Doctoral school:

Announcement of results: February 2020

The dual degree PhD program in Political Science between Columbia University and Sciences Po is the first one of its kind between the two institutions. Building on a decade of strong existing collaboration between the two institutions through the Alliance Program, this dual degree will further their mission to extend their global engagement by supporting the international training and scholarly approach of a new generation of political scientists.

This dual degree program allows students to spend two years at the partner institution, during which students take courses, conduct research, write a dissertation under the direction of a joint CU-Sciences Po dissertation committee, and eventually become eligible for the PhD degrees of both institutions. Students will be granted with a unique opportunity to widen their knowledge of their discipline in a transatlantic environment, as well as pursuing their doctoral research under the supervision of transatlantic teams of excellence.

This program offered by Sciences Po and Columbia University allows students to obtain a PhD in political science from both institutions.

Eligibility conditions

Students in the PhD program in political science in their first year of doctoral studies are eligible.  


Required materials include:

  • a cover letter
  • a detailed CV and a list of publications
  • a 10-page thesis proposal
  • a one-page thesis summary
  • three letters of recommendation (including one from the Sciences Po thesis supervisor and one from the Columbia University thesis supervisor) directly sent by the authors to Marie-Hélène Kremer electronically
  • proof of language proficiency (less than 2 years old): TOEFL (minimum score: 250, 600, or 100 depending on the version of the test) or IELTS (minimum score: 7)

These documents must be drafted in English.

Application deadline

Applications must be electronically submitted no later than January 20th, 2020 to Marie-Hélène Kremer, Doctoral school:

Announcement of results

February 2020.

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