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Admissions at a glance

Students gain admission to Sciences Po after passing the Baccalauréat (or a foreign equivalent) or having completed an undergraduate or graduate programme. We also welcome students with one or more years of professional experience.

Our admission procedures are designed to give all profile their best chance to integrate Sciences Po. Candidates are given the opportunity to tell us about themselves, express their motivation, academic and professional goals, and put forth their strengths. The selection is based on applicants’ background and experience as well as their motivation and academic excellence.

Section #bachelor

Undergraduate Admissions

The unified undergraduate admissions procedure is divided into two pathways corresponding to the circumstances of each candidate and based on common evaluation criteria. 

Two platforms for each admissions pathway

French and international secondary school students follow the same procedure, using two different platforms:

Dual Bachelor's Degrees

Dual degree admission is managed jointly by Sciences Po and the partner university. Depending on each programme, interested students must apply either via Parcoursup or via the Sciences Po portal, or via the partner university's website. See our website for more information.

Find out more about admission to a double bachelor's degree.

Section #master

Graduate Admissions

International procedure

The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants who have completed or are completing their undergraduate education in a non-French university.

Find out more about international graduate admissions.

French procedure

Our domestic admissions procedure is open to applicants who have completed or are completing their undergraduate education in a French University (Bac+3).

The procedure takes place in two phases: Online application, followed by an interview. 

Find out more about our domestic admissions procedure (FR).

Graduate Dual Degrees

Sciences Po has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual degree programmes at the Master's and PhD levels. Nearly all dual degree programmes are taught in English. 

Find out more about admissions to a dual degree programme.

Section #one-year

Admissions to a One-Year Master's Programme en Master en un an

Admission to a One-Year Master's programme is open to young graduates with previous professional experience and early-to-mid career professionals. 

Find out more about admission to a one-year master's programme.

Section #phd

Admissions to a PhD

The PhD application is open to students holding a Master’s degree.

Find out more about admission to a PhD.

Section #other

Other programmes

You can also apply for the following programmes:

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Key figures

  • 42%

    of Sciences Po graduates are recruited prior to graduation

  • 82%

    found their first job in less than six months

  • 37%

    of alumni start their career outside France

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In a series of Live sessions, current students and the teams of each of our 7 Graduate Schools present their programmes, career opportunities and admissions procedures.

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