Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, Sciences Po's 2020 Summer School will be held online. The Summer School is a unique opportunity for students from around the world to discover academics at Sciences Po during the month of July. Here’s what you need to know before starting your application!
After careful consideration of the global health situation, the Sciences Po Summer School has decided to cancel the June session of the University Programme and the 1st session of the Pre-College Programme. The July session of the University Programme and the 2nd session of the Pre-College Programme will be offered online. While we are not able to welcome students on campus, we are committed to providing a safe and enriching academic experience that maintains Sciences Po’s rigorous academic standards.
Online courses are organised as small-group, interactive seminars. Courses take place via the Zoom platform in a live, synchronous format to allow for maximum interaction. Course length and content is designed for the online format so that students can take full advantage of this learning experience.
Students also have access to all of Sciences Po's online learning and research tools via their student account, which gives them full access to the online holdings of Sciences Po's library.
University Programme for Students and Graduates
- Online Programme Dates: 29 June - 24 July 2020
The Summer School’s 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
- Online Programme Dates: 20 July – 31 July 2020
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, while students have a choice between social sciences elective classes taught in English or French.