COVID-19: Information for Applicants for the 2020 Intake

Last update on 20/04/2020: Are you applying to Sciences Po for the academic year 2020-2021? Admissions are ongoing but have been adapted according to the COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find the new admissions calendar and the latest updates for each of our admissions procedures.

Undergraduate Candidates (Bachelor’s degree): latest updates

If you applied via the international procedure:

It is still possible to submit your application. There are, however, several changes to the calendar and the admissions process:

  • Applications: The deadline to submit applications in full was 11:59 pm on 19 April 2020 (Paris time).
  • Admissibility: Results for the first round of admissions will be communicated via email within 6 weeks after the full application has been submitted.
  • Interviews: Interviews will take place remotely between mid-April and mid-June 2020. Further details will be sent by email to admissible students.
  • Admission results: Results will be communicated via email within 6 weeks after the interview.

Visit the dedicated page on the Admissions website.

If you applied via the exam procedure:

Applications are closed for entry in 2020. The written examinations took place last February. 

  • Admissibility results: Results were communicated via email on 20 April 2020.
  • Interviews and admission results: The interview process has been transformed into a new in-depth review of the application by a new examiner, member of the Sciences Po community. The main objective of this new application review will be to ensure that the profile of the candidate fits with the education offered by Sciences Po and in particular the programme or programmes to which the candidate has applied.
  • Admission results: Results will be communicated by the end of June 2020.

Visit the dedicated page on the Admissions website.

Graduate Candidates (Master's degree): latest updates

If you are applying via the international procedure:

There have been no changes to the procedure, nor to the original calendar. Applications have been closed since 1 March 2020. If you have received an offer of admission, we ask that you accept within the designated period of time. The start of the academic year 2020 will take place as usual.

Visit the dedicated page on the Admissions website.

If you applied via the French procedure:

  • Admissibility results: Admissibility results were announced on 8 April 2020.
  • New admissions phase:
    • for all applicants (except Journalism School applicants): Interviews are replaced by an additional application review.
    • for Journalism School applicants: The admissions interviews are maintained and will be held remotely.

Visit the dedicated page on the Admissions website (FR).

If you are applying for a one-year Master's programme:

There have been no changes to the procedure, nor to the original calendar.

  • Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020.
  • Admission results: Results will be communicated in accordance with the initial calendar.

Visit the dedicated page on the Admissions website.

If you are applying for a dual degree programme:

There have been no changes to the procedure, nor to the original calendar.

Find out which graduate admissions procedure corresponds to your situation, and find answers to frequently asked questions through our Graduate Schools’ Q&A sessions.

Doctoral Candidates (Thesis): latest updates

Admissions are open until 20 May 2019, 11:59 pm (Paris time). No modification has been made to the admissions procedure for doctoral candidates.

More information

Download the Application Guide

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