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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.
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:
- Parcoursup for those preparing to sit the French Baccalaureate;
- The Sciences Po admissions website for those preparing a foreign secondary school diploma.
What is the admissions procedure for candidates from secondary schools participating in our Equal Opportunity Programme (CEP)?
Applicants from CEP-approved high schools (France only) follow the same admission procedure and apply via the Parcoursup portal. Their ﬁle is processed among the ﬁles of the candidates from the CEP-approved high schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admissions to a PhD
The PhD application is open to students holding a Master’s degree.
Find out more about admission to a PhD.
You can also apply for the following programmes:
- Preparation to a competitive examination in the fields of administration or law. You may apply to both a Master’s programme and a preparation programme at the same time.
- Préparation aux concours administratifs ou juridiques. Il est possible de se porter candidate ou candidat en même temps à un Master et à la préparation aux concours administratifs.
- Partnership programme
- Exchange Programme
- Executive Education
- Summer School
of Sciences Po graduates are recruited prior to graduation
found their first job in less than six months
of alumni start their career outside France