The Emile-Boutmy Scholarship
Sciences Po created the Emile-Boutmy scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po (1871), in order to welcome the very best international students from outside the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's programme.
Students who are not eligible are:
- Swiss and Norwegian applicants, since they may be entitled to CROUS scholarships
- Candidates who have dual citizenship, including an EU citizenship
- Candidates from Quebec for master’s degree (since they may take advantage of sliding scale fees same as European applicants). Candidates from Quebec for a bachelor’s degree are eligible
- Master’s level dual-degree candidates. Only applicants for the following dual degrees are eligible:
- the dual degree in Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University
- the dual degree Sciences Po/Fudan University with the concentration Europe-Asia in Global Affairs (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
- the dual degree Sciences Po/Peking University (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
- Ph.D. programme students (thesis)
- Candidates for the 1 year Master's programmes
- Bachelor dual degree candidates
- Exchange students
The Emile-Boutmy scholarship may not be combined with other scholarship (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF...), unless otherwise decided by the jury.
This scholarship is awarded based on merit and according to the type of profile sought for this programme. Social criteria are also taken into account.
This scholarship is not automatically awarded: candidates must indicate their wish to apply directly in their online bachelor or master’s application form.
Bachelor’s degree programme: Amount and length of the scholarship for the 2019-2020 Academic year
The Emile-Boutmy scholarship is awarded to students arriving at Sciences Po for their first year of studies.
The Emile-Boutmy programme can take several different forms:
- A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme, in addition to a grant to cover part of the cost of living of €5000 per year.
- A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
- A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
- A tuition grant of €3,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of 19,000€ may be granted to cover the three years of College. Scholarship amounts are decided during the different admission juries.
If you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost.
If you have been granted for a scholarship and decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.
During the year abroad (third year of the undergraduate programme): scholarship recipients will retain their tuition fee grant and additional cost of living grant (if applicable).
Masters level: Amount and length of the scholarship for the 2019-2020 Academic year
The Emile-Boutmy scholarship is awarded to students arriving at Sciences Po for their first year of study.
The Emile-Boutmy programme can take two different forms:
- A grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters
- A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the Masters.
If you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost.
If you have been granted for a scholarship and you decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.
Candidates with a conditional offer of admission and candidates currently in deferral
Candidates who are currently in deferral can apply to the Emile-Boutmy scholarship if they are in one of the following situations:
- they did not apply to this scholarship in their application form
- they had aplied and obtained this scholarship last year but lost it due to the deferral
Candidates who received a conditional offer of admission are also eligible.
In order to apply to the Emile-Boutmy scholarship, please send an email to the Admissions Department by filling out this contact form before the deadline using the subject “Candidates with a conditional offer of admission and candidates currently in deferral” and including the following information:
- indicate the country in which you are resident for tax purposes 1
- indicate the country in which you are resident for tax purposes 2 (optional)
- Total annual income (in euros)
- Number of dependent children in the household (including yourself)?
- Are any of your siblings currently pursuing higher education?
Please also attach to your email the following documents:
- a proof of income and/or documents explaining your family situation (e.g. income tax return for both parents for the year 2016, payslips, divorce certificate, unemployment benefits, documents related to alimony, child support or retirement pensions, death certificate...),
- your CV,
- your academic record: details of all examination results obtained during the last three years of secondary education (including mock secondary examination results, if applicable) OR your official academic transcript(s) for all your years of study in higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programmes) depending on your situation (student of our Undergraduate College or Master programme). Your academic transcripts must be included in the original language version accompanied, where necessary, by an official or informal translation in French or in English
- the language test(s) for applicant with a conditional offer of admission.
Please note: If you have already been refused the Emile-Boutmy scholarship it is not possible for you to apply again.
Please note that we will only take into account complete files. No application request will be accepted if received after the deadline.
You will find information on our application procedures using the following links:
Important : It is not possible for students to apply for the Emile Boutmy scholarship after their admission to Sciences Po or during their studies at Sciences Po. Students are therefore responsible for finding another source of funding if they have not been awarded the Emily Boutmy scholarship.
- Deadline for undergraduate programme: April 13, 2020
- Deadline for master programme: December 15, 2019
Students must indicate that they are applying for the Emile-Boutmy scholarship in the “Financial information” section of their Sciences Po application. Students will also be required to include proof of income and documents explaining their family situation (e.g. income tax return for both parents, payslips, divorce certificate, unemployment benefits, documents related to alimony, child support or retirement pensions, death certificate...). Applicants must also attach, if applicable, their language test before the application deadline of the scholarship.
The Admissions Department is responsible for awarding Emile-Boutmy scholarships. Please note that your scholarship request will only be taken into account if you are admitted to one of our eligible programmes.
For more information contact the Admissions Department either by filling out this contact form, or by phone +33 (0)1 45 49 50 82
The Emile Boutmy scholarship fund benefits from the generous support of its sponsors (benefactors, companies and foundations) who are eager to allow the most deserving international students to study to at Sciences Po. Private sponsors can be in direct contact with scholarship holders during official organised events.
They support the Emile Boutmy excellence scholarship : BNP PARIBAS, CHALHOUB GROUP, RATP FOUNDATION, L’ORÉAL, TOTAL.