The Sciences Po Summer School provides a unique opportunity for students to discover academics at Sciences Po during the summer on campus or online, anywhere in the world! Here’s what you need to know before starting your application!
The Summer School offers two programmes:
- The University Programme, open to university students, graduates and professionals, as well as students in their final year of secondary school.
- The Pre-College Programme, open to students who will be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme and enrolled in secondary school for Fall 2022
Given current public health regulations and restrictions on international travel that may prevent some students from attending in person, the Summer School will be offering a selection of courses online in June and July in order to allow participants from all over the world to study at Sciences Po this summer.
The Summer School will also be offering a selection of courses on campus for students who are able to travel to Paris. The number of students present on campus will be limited in accordance with social distancing and public health measures, allowing us to ensure a safe learning experience for all students.
Summer School courses are organised in small-group, interactive seminars that allow students to engage closely with renowned professors and other international students. These specially designed courses allow for maximum interaction through debates and discussions.
Students also have access to all of Sciences Po's learning and research tools via their student account, which gives them full access to the online resources of Sciences Po's library.
University Programme for Students, Graduates and Professionals
- June session: June 7th - July 1st, 2022
- July session: July 4th - July 29th, 2022
Students may participate in one or both sessions.
The University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students, graduates, and professionals from all over the world to discover Sciences Po, France's leading university in the social sciences. Participants in the Summer School’s University Programme can:
- Study Sciences Po’s key disciplines, such as international relations, political science, or economics, in the social sciences track (classes taught in English by Sciences Po professors and researchers).
- Immerse themselves in intensive French language study in the French language track.
For the social sciences track, students have the choice to take a social sciences course online or on campus in Paris, while the French language track will be offered exclusively on campus in Paris. Find out more about the course offerings.
Students participating in the on-campus sessions will be able to enjoy the city of lights and practice their French language skills through social activities and visits of Parisian landmarks. The programme will also include workshops to help students prepare their professional skills for the workplace.
Apply to the University Programme.
Pre-College Programme for High School Students
On Campus Sessions:
- Session 1: June 25th – July 9th, 2022
- Session 2: July 16th – July 30th, 2022
Online Session: June 28th – July 8th, 2022
Students may participate in one or both on-campus sessions or in the new online session.
The Pre-College Programme gives high school students an experience of university academics through intensive coursework in the social sciences, which introduces them to the key disciplines and methodologies of a Sciences Po education. This summer, students can choose to attend an on-campus session or participate from anywhere in the world through our new online session.
Online Session: World Climate Negotiations Bootcamp
For the very first time, the Summer School is offering high school students the opportunity to participate in an online course focused on developing their negotiation skills, as well as introducing them to climate change and environmental issues.
This negotiations bootcamp allows students to learn about international relations theories through role-playing exercises that include interactive rounds of simulation. They will be able to gain an understanding of some of today’s most pressing issues with other keen students across continents and time zones. Find out more about the World Climate Negotiations Bootcamp.
On Campus Sessions in Paris and Reims
During two or four weeks in July, students in the on-campus sessions undertake rigorous coursework in the social sciences, which introduces them to the key disciplines and methodologies of a Sciences Po education.
Master classes, taught entirely in English by Sciences Po professors, introduce students to Sciences Po’s core subjects through the study of current international issues such as the European Union, global inequalities, and populism, as well as refugee and migrant issues and nuclear weapons challenges.
Elective classes allow students to delve into one core discipline, such as international relations, political science or sociology. Students will also enjoy French culture through a social and cultural programme in Paris and Reims.
Start your application!
Sciences Po respects all public health regulations for higher education institutions; measures may evolve following new government recommendations. You can find more information about health regulations currently implemented at Sciences Po on our Covid-19 FAQ.