Dual Degree - Stockholm School of Economics

A high standard collaboration

Sciences Po and SSE (Stockholm School of Economics), both APSIA -Association of Professional School of International Affairs- members, have come together to offer graduate students a cross-disciplinary dual degree, leading to a Master's degree from Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and either the MSc in Economics, the MSc in Finance or the MSc in Business & Management from SSE, thus uniting their efforts in an area they both excel in.

This specific 2-year framework is based on mutual recognition of existing curricula at each school. It offers a top-level education in the area of international affairs and economics to participating students, giving them the opportunity to develop a top-level career in diplomacy, international organizations or other areas of social engagement. 

Students enrol at both institutions and can thus benefit from a wider Alumni network.


Programme of studies

This programme involves one year of study at Sciences Po, focusing on International Affairs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) and one year at SSE, studying Business administration, Finance and/or Economics.

On completion of their studies, successful candidates will receive two master’s degrees, one from each institution. This Dual degree is a very demanding programme, with an intensive workload.

The Dual Degree Sciences Po – SSE lasts two academic years.

The first year will be spent at Sciences Po, focusing in International Affairs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs), in one of the 7 following Masters:

The teaching language is English, but French-speaking students are free to take a few courses in French.

Programme :

The second year will take place at SSE, in one of the 3 following Masters:


Application process

Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. More information on admissions.

Applications must be filled in online. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po programmes must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs.

For information on application deadlines.


The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or SSE to apply to the dual degree.

In order to be accepted to the dual degree, applicants should fulfil the requirements for the programs of interest at both institutions. 

A verified GMAT score of at least 600 or a GRE test score of at least 155 (quantitative) is requested (if you have a BSc degree from SSE, please contact admissions@hhs.se).

For more information, please visit Sciences Po's admissions

Specific admission requirements: 

Theses are depending on which SSE MSc program students are applying to:

- MSc Economics: applicants are expected to have successfully completed at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Economics, Business Administration and Political Science), with a minimum of 30 ECTS specifically in Economics. 

- MSc Finance: applicants are expected to have successfully completed at least 60 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Finance, Business Administration and/or Economics) and with a minimum of 30 ECTS in quantitative fields, including but not limited to Finance, Accounting and Financial Management and Economics. The quantitative fields may be outside Social Sciences.  

- MSc Business & Management: applicants are expected to have a Bachelor degree in any field of studies with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

A limited number of places in the program (up to 10%) are set aside for exceptional candidates with a bachelor degree in any field of studies but less than 30 ECTS in Business Administration. Such candidates should show extraordinary talent and outstanding achievements in areas like academia, work experience, culture, sports and societal contribution.

Admitted applicants with a bachelor degree in subjects other than Business Administration or Economics are required to complete a specific one week Pre-Program prior to their studies (August). The Pre-Program is designed to give students key foundations in Business Administration.

For more information : http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en

At Sciences Po, students must pay the normal tuition fees required by the university depending on their financial situation: http://formation.sciences-po.fr/en/contenu/school-fees 

At SSE, there are currently no tuition fees for European citizens. Non-European citizens must pay the normal tuition fees required by SSE: http://www.hhs.se/en/Education/study-at-sse/tuition-and-fees/



Sciences Po:

      Cecile Marin, International Affairs Division, Center for Europe -  Email

  Catarina Laranjeira, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Paris School of International Affairs - Email

Stockholm School of Economics:

      Program Office - Email

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