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Admissions Report 2017: Sciences Po's Attractiveness Confirmed

The 2017 admissions report confirms Sciences Po’s attractiveness, with nearly 17,000 candidates in total and international students in particular applying in increasing numbers. The success of our Master’s programmes is also underscored with a 6 percent rise in applications to our seven graduate schools.

Attractiveness, selectivity...

More than 9,600 candidates applied to the Undergraduate College, where Sciences Po’s Bachelor’s programme is offered—a 3.6 percent rise overall compared to 2016. 1,800 were admitted. Boosting overall demand was an 11 percent increase in candidates through the international procedure and to our nine international dual degrees.

Applications to the Master’s programmes delivered at our seven graduate schools increased by 6 percent, with nearly 6,700 candidates and about 2,000 students admitted. Graduate applications through the international procedure and to our 38 dual degrees increased by 9.6 percent.

... and diversity

60 percent of admitted French students come from outside the Paris region, a figure apt to counter a stubborn preconception about Sciences Po’s student body. Our 1,800 new undergraduates come from a thousand different high schools in France and around the world. This is the result of Sciences Po’s commitment to social diversity, which has seen nearly 1,800 students admitted through the Equal Opportunity programme since 2001. And more broadly, it highlights the impact of our unique financial aid and sliding scale tuition fee policy. In 2017, direct aid to students amounted to approximately €10.4 million and benefited 37 percent of students.

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Open house days 2024

Students in front of the entrance at 1 St-Thomas (credits: Pierre Morel)

Virtual Undergraduate Open House day on 30 November 2024

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