Our Ambition

Shaping global actors for a more secure world

« PSIA excels at bridging the gap between theory and practice. In my experience, this is ideal for future leaders who aim to thrive as innovative and responsible actors in a challenging global world ».
Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA (2015-2021), former Prime Minister of Italy

At Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), our goal is to train and shape global actors to understand and respond to the complexities of our world.

Since 2010, PSIA has continued Sciences Po’s centurylong tradition of cultivating the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and key international stakeholders.

Attracting the best and brightest students worldwide, PSIA has a population of 1500 students representing over 110 countries. With 70% of courses taught in English, students may take a full course of study in English.


The PSIA curriculum combines conceptual foundations and current scholarship, with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices. World-renowned professors and leading practitioners teach over 400 courses annually in the most salient fields of international affairs. In addition students have frequent opportunity to challenge world leaders and scholars through PSIA’s extensive series of public events, notably at our flagship Youth & Leaders Summit.

By the end of their two-years with us, PSIA graduates are well positioned to pursue high-profile careers. Our graduates work across the globe, in governments, NGOs and the private sector. They become political advisors, public servants, analysts, researchers, diplomats, consultants, entrepreneurs and innovators.

At PSIA, our students learn to understand, navigate and engage with a complex world. Together, we work towards making the world a better, more secure place

PSIA is ranked second amongst universities globally for Politics and International Studies (QS ranking 2021).

See more information on PSIA's diverse offering of academic programs.

PSIA is proud to be a full member school of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

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