Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences and has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years. Today, half of Sciences Po’s 14,000 students hail from 150 countries outside France. Why do so many international students choose Sciences Po? Here are some of the many reasons why students from all over the world prefer a Sciences Po education.

Boost your career with a degree from a world-renowned university

Sciences Po is ranked 4th internationally among research universities for Politics & International Studies (QS rankings) and 1st in France for Social Sciences (THE rankings). Our degrees fast-track graduates to key positions in both the public and private sectors. After graduation, 90.7% of students find employment within a year of completing their degree, with 84% finding work in less than six months (Graduate Employability Survey, 2016)

Join a university with an international outlook

At Sciences Po, nearly half the students come from outside France. Our international students represent more than 150 countries and many of the world’s leading institutions. Sciences Po is part of a network of 470 partner universities and offers over 40 dual degrees with universities including Columbia University, UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics (UK), MGIMO (Russia), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Fudan (China) and Keio University (Japan).

Learn from top academics and professionals

Courses at Sciences Po are taught by highly respected academics and internationally renowned practitioners. Leading recruiters value this combined academic and practical education, provides students with unique profiles which are highly sought after.

Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, and professor at Sciences Po.
Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, and professor at Sciences Po.

Meet world-renowned figures

Prominent figures from business, politics, and academia speak regularly at Sciences Po. Recent visitors include Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate in Economics, and Mark Thompson, New York Times CEO, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada,  Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Join a network of 65,000 alumni

Sciences Po alumni include French President Emmanuel Macron, former prime minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau, former UN secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former president of the IMF Michel Camdessus, former President of the European Parliament Nicole Fontaine, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, and former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet.

French President Emmanuel Macron (class of 2001)
French President Emmanuel Macron (class of 2001)

Experience life in Paris

Paris is an ideal location for degree-seeking professionals who want to gain a truly international experience. The city is a hub for international organisations, NGOs, business, finance, academic research, the media and the arts. The Sciences Po campus in Paris is located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, within walking distance of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Musée d’Orsay, the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvre and the Seine river.

Photo de la tour Eiffel