University of St. Gallen

Mastering several languages, knowing different European cultures and adopting a global perspective is more and more essential nowadays. In the current job market, the multidisciplinary curriculum is one of the key success for a career in the international setting. 

This is exactly to for these reasons that Sciences Po and the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland (HSG), both members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), have created a dual degree programme which allows students to obtain, after two years of study, the University of St.Gallen's Master in International Affairs and Governance and the Sciences Po Master's degree, in one of the 7 masters offered at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

This two-year programme intends to prepare students and future decision-makers for internationally focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors.

Programme Overview

Year 1 at Sciences Po

During the first year of the dual degree, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po and may choose one of the following master’s programs:


In order to help students of this dual degree to integrate and develop multicultural skills, during the first year at Sciences Po, students of the dual degree are gathered in a Franco-Swiss joint seminar, led by professors of both universities.

Year 2 at the University of St.Gallen

The second year of the degree takes places at the University of St.Gallen, where students join the Master of International Affairs and Governance.

In this framework, they have the possibility to deepen their knowledge and competences in the subjects that are at the heart of the University of St.Gallen's expertise: economics, management and business. At St.Gallen students can follow courses taught in English or in German (nevertheless, German is not a mandatory language). 

Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students’ services (free access to library, student unions, career services…). 


The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Students interested in this dual degree should apply directly via the Sciences Po Admissions website.


Students pay their fees:


Find out about the financial aid available on the following pages:


For more information on the first year at Sciences Po, please contact:

  • Catarina Laranjeira, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), email

For more information on the second year at St.Gallen, please contact:

  • Dr. Frank Stadelmaier, Country Manager, International Affairs Division, Sciences Po, email | phone: +33 (0)1 45 49 76 08
  • Dr. Daniela Engelmann, Master in International Affairs and Governance (MIA), email | phone: + 41 71 224 31 33


Back to top