Le Havre Campus At a Glance

Hosting the Asia-Pacific focus programme of the Sciences Po undergraduate degree, our campus in Le Havre is situated on a wharf looking out on the water while remaining steps away from the city centre.

Professors of the Le Havre campus teach courses on the political, geopolitical and economic issues of the Asia-Pacific region to 445 students of over 45 nationalities. Although the majority of courses are taught in English, students may choose from language courses in Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, and Japanese. When not studying, students engage in a vibrant student life - from sailing to choreographing performances for Chinese New Year. Off campus, students fully immerse themselves in local cultures by spending their third year abroad at one of Sciences Po’s 470 partner universities. For students seeking further immersion, Le Havre offers seven dual undergraduate degrees: UC Berkeley or Columbia University (United States), UBC Vancouver (Canada), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, or the University of Sydney. Whether in France or abroad, alumni go on to pursue enriching careers in both the public and private sectors. 

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