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.

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 2017-18 academic year were:

  • €4,560 for undergraduate studies
  • €5,990 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.

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