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).
Students interested in doing an exchange in International Affairs at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA) must meet the minimum requirement in English (see section below Language Prerequisites)
Exchange students who are admitted to study international affairs have access to the majority of PSIA’s courses provided that they meet the academic prerequisites for some courses (International Economic Policy, Global Economy and International Energy Transitions - see section below “Academic Prerequisite”)
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
PSIA welcomes exchange students arriving in September or January for a period of one or two semesters, according to Sciences Po regulations.
Learning agreements and Study credits
Neither Sciences Po nor PSIA are responsible for exchange students’ degree requirements from their home university. Students should always check their degree requirements with their home university before proceeding with their course registration at Sciences Po.
Exchange students have access to a list of courses being offered in the relevant semester a few weeks before they can register for their courses. It is important that exchange students use that time to prepare with their home university. As explained above, students are unlikely to have access to all of their preferred courses, so should identify multiple choices of courses that would meet their requirements.
Exchange students can register for courses comprising up to 30 ECTS credits per semester. The grading system is based on a scale of 0 to 20, with 10 being the threshold to pass and 20 being the highest possible grade.
Exchange students must respect e Sciences Po’s academic rules and regulations, including its mandatory attendance requirement. Please pay particular attention to the rules on exams and academic integrity. Further details for students.
Upon arrival, students will be required to submit their learning agreement to the International Affairs Office.
At the end of their semester (or year) at PSIA, a transcript with each exchange student’s results will be sent by Sciences Po to their home university.
Address: 56, rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris
- You are an exchange student coming to Sciences Po, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You are going abroad (the 3rd year of your Bachelor or the semester off-campus of your Master), please contact: email@example.com
For more information, please contact the International Affairs team