How much is tuition at Sciences Po?

At Sciences Po, we believe that financial barriers should never get in the way of education. Tuition fees are relatively lower than other world-class universities because of our proactive social policy to be an open and inclusive university. Please note: the following tuition rates are for the 2019-2020 academic year.

For students from the European Economic Area

Since 2005, Sciences Po has established, for all students whose fiscal residence is inside the European Economic Area, a sliding scale system in which tuition fees are calculated according to family income.

The sliding scale ranges from €0 tuition fees to a maximum of €10,540 per year for the undergraduate programme, and from €0 to €14,500 per year for graduate programmes. You can also use our online calculator to estimate fees directly.

As a result, the average tuition fees paid by French and EU students at Sciences Po for the 2019-20 academic year were:

  • €4,600 for undergraduate studies
  • €5,800 for graduate studies 

And every year, nearly 33% of our students pay no tuition fees at all.

See a few specific cases in this graphic:

Examples of tuition fees

For students from outside the European Economic Area

For students whose fiscal residence is outside of the European Economic Area, the 2019-20 tuition fees are:

  • €10,540 per year for the undergraduate programme
  • €14,500 per year for graduate programmes

These costs are relatively lower than those of major world-class universities. To study in the United States, the average tuition fees are €29,000, €26,000 euros in the United Kingdom or Canada, or €21,000 in Singapore*.

*Source: 2016 HSBC “The Value of Education” International Survey (FR)

Financial aid and scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for both European and non-European students. Institution-specific initiatives also allow students to benefit from exemptions under certain conditions.

More information

Admissions for the 2020-21 academic year are open

Subscribe to our newsletters

Goodbye Plastic, Hello Koovee

Goodbye Plastic, Hello Koovee

A committed ecologist and graduate of Sciences Po in 2015, Tiphaine Guerout has channeled her entrepreneurial ambition towards an environmental cause. She is the founder of Koovee, a startup that offers an alternative to disposable plastic cutlery: forks and spoons made of biscuit, made in France, that have the particularity of being sufficiently resistant so that one can eat with them. Interview with a young graduate who hopes to flood the French and European markets in the years to come.

More

University Consortium: Scientific Dialogue Between the US, Europe and Russia

University Consortium: Scientific Dialogue Between the US, Europe and Russia

In April 2019, Sciences Po became a member of the University Consortium, a project created in 2015 following the observation of the decline in academic expertise on Russia in the West and the renewal of tensions in East-West relations. The University Consortium was effectively born out of the desire to create a space for dialogue and common reflection on the security issues in the Euro-Atlantic zone at a moment where relations between Russia, Europe and the US are in crisis and marked by a strong diplomatic, media and ideological polarisation.

More
Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands

Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands

Why are small islands more vulnerable to the global and major ordeal of climate change? How do they face this huge challenge and what can we learn from their experience? These are among the crucial questions examined by Carola Klöck and Michael Fink in their recently coedited volume entitled Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Toward Effective and Sustainable Adaptation, published by Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

This interview was originally published on the CERI website.

More
French Graduate Admissions: Tips for the Interview

French Graduate Admissions: Tips for the Interview

Have you applied for a master’s programme at Sciences Po via the French procedure*? If you successfully pass through the first phase of the application process – results of which are announced from 23 March 2020 onwards – you will move on to the second phase of the application process: the interview. This final stage of the admissions procedure will take place between the end of April and the start of May 2020. For many students, the interview can be the most stressful element of their application: what kind of profile are we looking for, how can you demonstrate your motivation, how best defend your ideas? Preparation is key! That is why we’ve laid out some simple guidelines to help get you onto the home straight.

More
Summer School: Admissions are open

Summer School: Admissions are open

The Summer School is an opportunity for students from around the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on our Paris and Reims campuses.  Here’s what you need to know before starting your application!

More
Justice in Civil War Contexts

Justice in Civil War Contexts

Adam Baczko conducts research on the formation of legal institutions by armed movements and international actors in contexts of armed conflict, with a particular focus on Afghanistan and Syria. Adam joined CERI as CNRS researcher in September 2019.

Interview conducted by Corinne Deloy and translated into English by Miriam Perier and Caitlin Gordon Walker (CERI).

More