Graduate admissions are open!

As of 3 October 2019, we are accepting applications for our Graduate Schools for the 2020-21 academic year.
Find below the deadlines and procedures to follow for each of our programmes.

Admissions Procedures: How to Apply to Sciences Po

International Graduate Admissions

Open to students who have already obtained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in France or abroad, Sciences Po’s seven graduate schools, with their 27 master’s programmes and 23 dual degrees, prepare students for their integration into professional life. All applications must be submitted online.

Discover the graduate admissions procedure for international students

Graduate admissions dates for international students

  • Opening of the application period: 3 October 2019
  • Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020
  • Deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship: 15 December 2019
  • Deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for the Eiffel Scholarship: 3 November 2019

If you are considering applying to one of our dual degrees, please consult the admissions calendar specific to each programme.

Find out more about the admission deadlines for our dual master’s programmes

One-Year Master’s Courses

Our one-year master’s programmes are tailored towards young professionals wishing to obtain the academic expertise necessary to accelerate their career paths.

International admissions dates for our One-Year Master’s programmes

  • Opening of the application period: 3 October 2019
  • Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020

Find out more about the admissions procedure for our one-year master’s courses

International Undergraduate Admissions

Applications to our undergraduate programme are open to :

  • students in their final year of secondary education
  • students who have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent during the two school years prior to the intake they are applying for.

Our undergraduate programme takes place over three years. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit your application, the sooner you will be notified of Sciences Po's decision.

Discover the undergraduate admissions procedure for international students

Undergraduate College admissions dates for international students:

  • Opening of the application period: End of October 2019 (Date TBC)
  • Deadline for applications: 6 weeks prior to your chosen interview session
  • Deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship: 6 weeks prior to your chosen interview session

If you are considering applying to one of our dual degrees, please consult pages dedicated to each of our dual programmes with other international universities.

Direct admission to a PhD

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree, whether from France or abroad, and wish to enter a Sciences Po doctoral programme directly at the PhD level must submit their online application by one of the following deadlines:

  • Opening of the application period: mid-October 2019
  • Deadline for applications: 20 May 2020

Doctoral programme applicants may be asked to sit an interview, either at Sciences Po or via videoconference or telephone. The application is available exclusively online.

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Erasmus Days: Sciences Po in Europe and beyond

Erasmus Days: Sciences Po in Europe and beyond

This year, 512 Sciences Po students participated in an Erasmus+ programme, while 650 students came to the university for their Erasmus+ in 2018-2019. Sciences Po not only actively participates in Erasmus+ programmes by sending and receiving large numbers of students each year, but also takes part in a multitude of initiatives to build a stronger and more unified Europe in terms of education and mobility.

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Independence of Mind and A Forthright Tone

Independence of Mind and A Forthright Tone

“In French, we would say Gérard Araud est très cash”, concluded Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, towards the end of his introduction of the experienced diplomat. The phrase referred to the former Ambassador’s famously blunt honesty, which is something that made him a uniquely insightful guest at the conference that took place on the occasion of the launch of his memoirs, titled Diplomatic Passport: 40 Years at the Quai d’Orsay (FR). Organised by the Paris School of International Affairs, the event allowed students to have their most pressing questions about diplomacy and international relations answered by a man whose career as a diplomat spanned nearly four decades.

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Student and parent: combining the two

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Sciences Po is proud to have been one of ten academic institutions selected by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to act as a “HeforShe Champion”. As part of the annual HeforShe Summit on 26 September 2018, Director Frédéric Mion discussed the actions taken by Sciences Po to advance gender equality, specifically work accomplished by the university on the question of parenthood. We share the inspiring story of one of our female students: Camille Viros, graduate of the Class of 2018, and mother of three children. 

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What Sciences Po students look for in their first job

What Sciences Po students look for in their first job

On Friday, 27 September 2019, the Sciences Po Careers Fair took place at the Porte de Versailles with more than 100 employers present (amongst which were private companies, public administrations, international organisations and other entities), all interested in recruiting Sciences Po students and graduates in a wide range of industries and activities. We asked students what mattered to them most when choosing their first internship or job.

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Jacques Chirac: Ambition and Flair

Jacques Chirac: Ambition and Flair

With the death of Jacques Chirac, a light goes out on a chapter of French political history and on one of Sciences Po’s most illustrious alumni. During his three years at the Institut d’études politiques, from 1951 to 1954, France’s former president would take his first strides into the dazzling career that was to follow.

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"Brexit is a strange decision"

On 24 September, 2019, renowned British author Jonathan Coe delivered a masterclass at Sciences Po as part of a series of literary conferences of this back-to-school season. The central theme of the conference: Brexit. Coe explained that he wrote his latest novel, Middle England, because he “didn’t understand the way British people [had] voted in 2016”. More