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Opening up to sciences: the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)

From the beginning of the 2020 academic year, Sciences Po, in partnership with higher education institutions specialising in the natural sciences, is offering access to a unique interdisciplinary dual degree in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. At the end of the four years of study, students will obtain both a subject-specific science degree (BSc) from the partner university and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) degree from Sciences Po.

The BASc degree is open to baccalauréat (or equivalent) holders who have achieved excellent results in both the scientific disciplines and the humanities and social sciences. Around 50 students will be admitted to the first cohort at the start of the 2020 academic year, then approximately 100 per year from the beginning of the 2021 academic year.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

This programme includes:

The objective of this degree is to allow for dialogue between disciplines, so that students can gain the conceptual as well as methodological tools necessary to confront the problems of today’s society in the hope of proposing solutions.

The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences presents learning through research, challenge and problem-solving, accompanied by interactive teaching based on fieldwork and simulations.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

This programme takes place in one of the two dual degrees open from September 2020:

Coming in September 2021: two new courses on the Paris campus in partnership with the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Paris:

The first two years of the programme pair the core teaching of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College with courses in the sciences taught by the partner university. These are complemented by interdisciplinary courses taught at the respective institutions.

The third year is conducted abroad at one of either institution’s partner universities.

The fourth year is principally devoted to more advanced teaching of the social and natural sciences at the partner institutions.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates may choose to pursue further study within a Master’s programme at Sciences Po, at the partner university, or by enrolling on another programme in France or abroad.

FUNDING A SCHOLARSHIP: €15,000 to €18,000 per year for 4 years

These scholarships will make the course more attractive to candidates and will fund their tuition fees (€10,000) and living expenses (€5,000 in Reims or €8,000 in Paris).

This support will also enable students to focus wholly on their studies without also having to support themselves.

BECOME A PARTNER

By associating yourself with this degree, which is unique in France, you are funding scholarships for deserving students. The fact that the programme runs over four years, i.e. one year longer than the classic bachelor’s degree, could be a financial deterrent for some potential students. This would be detrimental to the social diversity of the cohort.

Benefit from our recognition programme

  • Mentoring: two employees are put in touch with the scholarship recipients and will support them in pursuing their academic ambitions and career objectives.
  • Annual meeting with BASc students: a networking session is organised with students on the Paris or Reims campuses.  
  • Your job/internship offers are passed on to students.
  • Invitations to events organised on the Paris and Reims campuses (inauguration of the new academic year, conferences, meetings with partners).

Benefit from favourable tax exemption conditions

On a company basis

  • 60% of your support is deductible from your corporation tax

On an individual basis:

  • 66% of your donation to Sciences Po is tax deductible
  • 75% of your donation to Sciences Po is deductible from real estate wealth tax

Do you live outside France?

We will work with you to ensure you get the tax benefits provided for in the legislation of your country of residence (US, UK, and the rest of Europe)

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