Admissions: How to Apply to Sciences Po

Are you planning on applying to Sciences Po? Here is everything you need to know before starting your application.

At which points in my academic journey can I apply to Sciences Po?

Admission to Sciences Po can occur at different times in your academic journey:

  • For a Bachelor’s degree, after obtaining a secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • For a Master’s degree, for those who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • For a doctorate degree, for those who have obtained a graduate/Master’s degree or equivalent
  • For a One-Year Master’s programme, for those who have already obtained an undergraduate degree or another university degree equivalent and have a few years or professional experience (a Master’s degree may also be required depending on the programme)

Admissions for the fall 2021 intake will open at the end of November 2020 for the Bachelor's degree programme, and are currently open for Master’s programmes!

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Applying to a Bachelor’s degree programme (Undergraduate College)

> If you are preparing to sit French Baccalaureate exams in France or at French secondary school abroad, then you should apply via Parcoursup (more information here).

> If you will be graduating from a foreign secondary school (and not sitting the French baccalaureate exams but a foreign equivalent), you should apply via Sciences Po's admissions portal.

> For applications to an undergraduate dual degree programme, admissions procedures and deadlines are specific to each dual degree. See the procedures specific to international dual degrees and dual degrees with other French universities.

Applying to a Master’s degree programme (Graduate Schools)

> You have a university diploma from an institute of higher education in France, equivalent to at least three years of higher education (License or 180 ECTS credits), or you are a student in a partner establishment with Sciences Po for admission to a master’s programme, then you must apply via the French procedure (FR).

> You have an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science/ Licenciatura/License), or a foreign Master’s degree, then you should apply via the international Master’s procedure.

> For applications to a graduate dual degree programmediscover the procedures specific to each graduate dual degree.

Applying to a One-Year Master’s programme

> If you have at least an undergraduate degree and some professional experience, you can boost your career by applying to one of our 6 one-year master’s programmes. Discover the admissions procedure and see eligibility conditions for our one-year master’s programmes.

Applying to a Ph.D programme

> If you have a master's degree and you wish to pursue one of the 5 doctoral programmes (Law, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology) offered by the School of Research (ex-Doctoral School), see the admissions procedure for a Ph.D.

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Good to know before applying: Admissions to Sciences Po are for the first year of each proposed programme. It is not possible to be admitted into the 2nd or 3rd year of the undergraduate college or into the 2nd year of our two-year graduate schools.

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