Summer School 2021: Expand your horizons!

The Sciences Po Summer School provides a unique opportunity for students from around the world to discover academics at Sciences Po during the summer. 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 2021.
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 and Graduates

Programme Dates: 

  • June session: June 7th - July 1st, 2021
  • July session: July 5th - July 30th, 2021

Students may participate in one or both sessions.

The University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates 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.

Pre-College Programme for High School Students

Programme Dates: 

  • First session: June 26th – July 10th, 2021
  • Second session: July 17th – July 31st, 2021

Students may participate in one or both sessions.

The Pre-College Programme gives high school students a taste of university academics through rigorous coursework in the social sciences, which introduces them to the key disciplines and methodologies of a Sciences Po education.

Participants explore current international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective through thematic master classes taught by Sciences Po professors. These master classes address subjects such as the European Union, populist movements, peace-building and sustainable development. Interactive tutorials reinforce learning, while preparing students for university studies through an emphasis on academic methodology. Elective classes allow students to focus on one of Sciences Po’s core disciplines (such as international relations, political science, or sociology).

Master classes and tutorials are taught exclusively in English. Students have a choice between the social science elective classes taught in English or French.

Start your application!

At this time, the Summer School plans for the 2021 programmes to take place in-person on Sciences Po's campus. However, we are closely monitoring the global health situation in the context of Covid-19. The Summer School is prepared to move the programmes online if necessary. As the global health situation for Summer 2021 becomes clearer, we will adapt our programmes accordingly and update our website with any changes.

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