Stage de français intensif - Intensive French Program

The Stage de français intensif is custom-designed for PSIA international students who come from over 110 countries. It offers students the chance to develop and strengthen their fluency in French, regardless of their initial level. We feel there is no better way for you to launch each new semester and to make the most of PSIA's bilingual and multicultural environment.

The program (or stage in French) is based on an innovative, "layered" combination of small-group language courses, workshops, virtual vistis and online activities and is taught by a group of carefully selected teachers. Individual tutoring sessions are also available. Language and culture learning are emphasized through interaction and engagement with your fellow students. With a high level of commitment and active participation, you are certain to improve much more than your French grammar and vocabulary.

The stage takes place twice annually, in the week before the beginning of each semester.


The Fall pre-semester 2020 session of the program will take place from August 31 to September 11, 2020. All two-year PSIA students from levels A1 to B2 can apply. While the stage is free of cost, the number of places is limited. Please note that if you register for the session, you will be expected to attend all mandatory language classes

Sessions do not bear credits; however they can enable students to advance to a higher level of French. Please note that this program is entirely ran by PSIA and is independent from Sciences Po's language department.

Fall pre-semester 2020 Session: Schedule (updated) and Program Description.

You will soon receive more specific information about the content of the program and the registration process. 

Choosing your language level

You need to know your language level before you register. If you are not registered in a French class at Sciences Po, please find below a link to the self-placement guidelines to help you determine your level:

Intensive French Language Program – Self Placement Instructions

Intensive French Language Program - Self Placement Guidelines


For the Fall pre-semester Session students will receive in mid-July an invitation to register (on a first come, first served basis, for each language level), via a survey. 

Please note that the program has places for some 120 students. Workshops and tutorials are only open to students registered for the language classes.  


All year long and as soon as you are a registered student at Sciences Po, students can consult or borrow books (online and onsite) to learn and improve French proficiency at Sciences Po's library (27, rue Saint Guillaume). You will find the catalogues in the following links:

Bibliothèque Campus Paris

Bibliothèque Campus Paris Reims


For questions specific to language level placement or any other questions on the programme, please don't hesitate to be in touch with the team at:

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