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Summer School: How to Apply

The Summer School offers students from all over the world the opportunity to discover Sciences Po – a world-renowned university in the social sciences.

Who can apply?

The Sciences Po Summer School is open to high school and university students, as well as graduates and professionals, coming from France or abroad. Whether they are preparing for an international career, considering a degree at Sciences Po, or simply intellectually curious, Summer School students will benefit from this unique opportunity to discover Sciences Po.

The Summer School offers the following programmes:

  • The University Programme is open to university students and graduates, as well as students in their final year of secondary school who will be enrolled in university in Fall 2023.
  • The Pre-College Programme is open to students currently enrolled in secondary school and who will still be in secondary school in Fall 2023. Applicants must be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme.

How do I apply?

Applying to the Summer School requires the successful completion of a selective application process.  Applications must be submitted online via the Sciences Po application platform. More information on the application process and required documents is available on the Summer School’s website.

Once your application is complete, it will be submitted to the admissions jury for consideration. The jury meets regularly and you should expect to hear the results of your application approximately two to three weeks after submission.

Selection of candidates is based on academic background and performance, linguistic prerequisites, and demonstrated motivation for the course/studying at the Sciences Po Summer School.

Student testimonial

"The best part of the Summer School is its international student body.  There are people here from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures, and corners of the world.  This unique atmosphere really enriches the experience of being in France.”

Yiyi, China.