Master's exchange programme

All Master’s level exchange students at Sciences Po study on the Paris campus. They take the same courses as students doing a degree programme at Sciences Po and form an integral part of the student community.


The Master’s exchange programme is open to all students from partner universities who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least three full years of higher education).


Exchange students have access to the majority of Sciences Po’s Master’s programmes. However, certain programmes have linguistic and/or academic prerequisites. Students take the courses of the Master’s programme they are admitted to and cannot attend other Master’s level courses.

Study credits

Students should check with their home university about requirements for validating credits to count towards their Master’s programme at their home university. Students make take up to 30 ECTS credits per semester.

The exchange programme step-by-step

Discover the different steps involved in preparing for a successful exchange at Sciences Po.

Language level

Master’s level exchange students can take courses in French, English or in both languages. The language proficiency required differs between programmes. For some programmes, applicants must have passed a French or English language test and send their certificate with the application. Some exemptions may apply. 

Master’s programmes open to exchange students


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