10 reasons to choose Sciences Po

Sciences Po hosts 14,000 students, of which 47% are international, representing a total of 150 countries. International education, excellent academics, promising career prospects, vibrant student life, influential network… Discover ten of the many reasons why students from all over the world choose a Sciences Po education.

1 - An international academic experience

All courses at Sciences Po are taught with an international perspective. Students benefit from a network of over 470 partner universities during a mandatory year abroad for all undergraduate students, and a semester off for graduate students. Sciences Po offers over 40 international dual degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels and several programmes entirely in English.

2- Study with talented students from all around the world

At Sciences Po, nearly half of the students are international. Representing 150 countries, they come from the best institutions abroad. This multicultural environment allows students to live and study alongside different cultures and world views. 21 languages are taught at Sciences Po.

3- Access to a wide range of professions

Valued by recruiters for their adaptability, curiosity and international outlook, 84% of Sciences Po graduates find work within 6 months of graduating; 40% are recruited before graduation. Sciences Po Career Services and our network of 65,000 alumni help open doors to a wide range of professions.

4- Learn from the best professors, both academics and professionals

At Sciences Po, courses are given by talented academics and professionals of the public and private sectors. Knowledge is anchored in the real world and rooted from the latest research in the social sciences.

5- Meet with leading figures

Sciences Po is a place of debate where major figures in politics, economics, the arts and media come through on a regular basis to exchange with students. These figures have included Kofi AnnanJacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau, President of Estonia Kersti KaljulaidRula Ghani, Harvard professor Yochai Benkler, The New York Times' CEO Mark Thompsonartist and photographer JR, world renowned chef Alain Passard, and many more…

6- Building a broad understanding of the social sciences

History, economy, law, political science, sociology: Sciences Po’s academics are founded upon the dialogue between major disciplines. Our education gives students the tools needed to better understand the contemporary world.

7- Developing critical thinking skills

At Sciences Po, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills using pedagogical methods that favour group projects, oral presentations and the confrontation of ideas. By providing a multidisciplinary approach and a wide range of electives such as artistic workshops, students are encouraged to keep an open mind and adopt different perspectives.

8- Take part in collective projects, realise your potential by participating in campus life

Sciences Po’s educational model emphasises citizenship and civic responsibility, teamwork, and public expression. Undergraduate students cultivate these values through the Civic Learning programme, various group projects and the 130 student associations that bring our campuses to life.

9- Live in an exceptional environment

A part of European heritage, Sciences Po’s seven multicultural campuses are located in cities with a rich historical and architectural legacy. These campuses host an engaged and animated student community that leads a full intellectual and extracurricular life.

10- Financial constraints are not an obstacle to studying

At Sciences Po, nearly one out of three students receives financial assistance. In order to allow students to fully concentrate on their studies, Sciences Po grants tuition exemptions and financial assistance to those in need. For students of the European Economic Area, tuition fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on the resources of each student. 

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