Rentrée 2021 du Campus de Menton

Back to School 2021: Welcome to our new Undergraduate College students!

It’s back to school across Sciences Po’s campuses: this time in person, without capacity restrictions! The Undergraduate College is delighted to welcome its 4,626 students (all three years included) for the start of the academic year 2021-2022. We spoke to new and returning students, all of whom were enthusiastic to be on campus kickstarting an exciting year.

To discover a culture, take unique courses, get involved with a dynamic student life or meet inspiring friends from diverse horizons: all students have their reasons for choosing Sciences Po. From the history of the 20th century to constitutional law, courses in economics to political humanities on any of seven campuses; whatever the subject, their studies will teach them to build bridges between disciplines and open their minds to new perspectives. All of which serves to cultivate their talents and give them the means and desire to make a positive impact in the world!

In line with government guidelines, the new academic year will begin in person, giving students a chance to enjoy as normal a university experience as possible. Academic staff across Sciences Po are working to ensure that all the latest safety measures and health regulations are being followed, so as to guarantee that courses can continue whatever the health context. Nonetheless, in anticipation of potential changes, hybrid teaching and/or filmed classes will continue: 100% of our classrooms are now equipped with cameras and audio recording systems. See all our information and recommendations regarding Covid-19.

The Undergraduate College at a glance

At the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, the Undergraduate College has welcomed 1,616 newly enrolled students.

428  on the Paris Campus

544 on the Reims Campus

144 on the Nancy Campus

142  on the Menton Campus

83 on the Dijon Campus

165 on the Le Havre Campus

110 on the Poitiers Campus

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