Key dates for the start of the 2018 academic year

On your marks, get set… the start of the new academic year is upon us! Some students will be taking their first steps at Sciences Po as freshmen, others will be returning to familiar ground. Discover below the full back-to-school programme with the official start dates for each of the Undergraduate College campuses and the seven graduate schools.

The beginning of each new academic year is a formal occasion which celebrates the values and ambition of Sciences Po's educational programme. This is highlighted by the inaugural lectures given by the guest of honour. It is often the first time that new students meet our director, Frédéric Mion, and the pedagogical teams that will monitor their progress throughout the year. Wishing all students a great academic year!

Follow the various events on our different campuses on Twitter via the hashtag #WelcomeToScPo.

Undergraduate College

  • Monday 27 August: term starts at the Poitiers campus
  • Tuesday 28 August: term starts at the Reims campus
  • Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 August: term starts at the Paris campus (1st year students on 29/08, 2nd year students on 30/08)
  • Thursday 30 August: term starts at the Havre campus
  • Monday 3 September: term starts at the Nancy campus
  • Friday 7 September: term starts at the Menton campus
  • Thursday 13 September: term starts at the Dijon campus

Graduate Schools

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