The French government, through the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs supports student mobility by offering scholarships to students with an excellent academic background (bourses Excellence-Major).

These scholarships allow the best non-French students from French high schools abroad to follow a higher education degree in France. The scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of 5 years and up to Master 2 level or equivalent.

The Aulagnon-Bettan prize is awarded by MAB Finances and rewards undergraduate first year students at Sciences Po for their commitment to promoting and improving society through education.

Three prizes of €7,000 and €5,000 and €3,000 are awarded to the winners.

Selection criteria

Your actions to help promote and improve society through education.

The selection criteria take into account:

The US Student Program is open to students with a bachelor's degree or a master's degree.

The Franco-American Fulbright Commission's US Student Program offers grants to graduating college seniors, recent bachelor-degree recipients as well as master and doctoral-degree candidates.

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The Stephen M. Kellen Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship designed to attract the brightest and most deserving students to the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin.

It encourages promising young individuals to commit to Europe by giving them the keys to law, economics, history, political science, and sociology; the opportunity to speak at least three languages; and the ability to navigate in both German and French cultures.

In comparison to the many scholarship programmes offered by the world's most prestigious universities, the Michel David-Weill Scholarship constitutes a true innovation for Sciences Po. This scholarship is awarded every year to an American student from a top-tier university to pursue his/her postgraduate education at Sciences Po in Paris, France. This scholarship represents the core values embodied by Michel David –Weill – excellence, leadership and high achievement.

The Kuwait Excellence Scholarship program supports outstanding students coming from the Arab world and Kuwait to pursue Master's level graduate studies at Sciences Po. Multiple scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates on a competitive basis.

Find out more about the Kuwait Excellence Scholarship.

The David Gritz Scholarship was created to honor the memory of David Gritz, a student killed in a terrorist attack at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on July 31, 2002. Created in 2012, the David Gritz Scholarship is meant to attract undergraduate and graduate Israeli citizens who wish to study at Sciences Po.


The Scholarship is awarded every year to one Israeli citizen. The candidates must be admitted to an undergraduate or a Masters program or have submitted an application for admission to Sciences Po.

Students registered at Sciences Po in the preparatory course who will take the French competitive examinations for the civil service can apply for the Diversity in the Civil Service bursary (ALDIV). This bursary is managed by the Paris prefecture and the Ile de France region.

The bursary amounts to 2000 euros for the year and can be combined with the Crous bursary. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of household income and academic results.

Sciences Po's desire to attract the brightest and most deserving students coincides with the spirit of AXA to support transatlantic bonds, and the vision of Henri de Castries to foster French-American relations.

Through the Henri de Castries Scholarship, Sciences Po will offer a merit-based scholarship for students in order to help them sustain their stay in France during their studies. Students who apply to the Henri de Castries Scholarship can be enrolled in either the Columbia or Berkeley dual BA program with Sciences Po.

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