Calculate tuition fees

Tuition Fees: A Balanced Scale for More Equal Opportunities

In order to further our commitment to equal opportunities, Sciences Po is updating, for the 2021-2022 academic year, its progressive tuition fee system, making it more balanced and better tailored to each of our students. Along with our new undergraduate admissions procedure, this change will take our institution’s social diversity policy even further, opening access to more students from lower and middle-income families. Find out more.

Please note: Tuition fees 2020-2021 adopted by the Board of Directors on 11 December 2019 (pdf in French, 70Ko) are still available.

How to calculate?

The tuition fees charged depend on the parents’ tax residence rather than on student's nationality.

If the tax residence on which the student depends is in the European Economic Area (all EU countries + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), the calculation of tuition fees will be established according to the total of income earned by the student’s tax household, regardless of the type or the origin of the income (in the home country or abroad) and in particular all allowances, benefits and income received during N-2 calendar year before any deduction or charge divided by the number of units of the student’s household.

The composition of the household is established under the conditions mentioned in the circular n°25 dated 18 June 2020 (FR) of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, except for recognition of financial independence.

The number of units is calculated as follows: one unit for each person of the household and half a unit for each person dependant on the household regardless of the age.

Estimate your tuition fees

In order to obtain an estimation of your tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, please choose the option that corresponds to your situation.

Read carefully the methodologies below, that detail for each country the documents to provide and the method of calculating:

What documents must be provided?

Please note: documents followed by an asterisk (*) must be translated into French or English by yourself, when applicable.

During online administrative registration, students shall provide one or more of the following documents (the list is not exhaustive) in order to be eligible for the sliding scale:

  • A full copy of 2019 tax assessment of both parents*
  • Certificates from employers indicating gross annual income in 2019 and the last three pay slips when applicable*
  • Any other document indicating all family's earned income
  • A document indicating the composition of the household if the information is not available on the tax return (family book or school enrolment certificate(s) for siblings)*
  • Recipients of needs based bursaries granted by the CROUS should provide the conditional bursary notification for the current year. It can be downloaded from the Crous website.
  • Please note that no supporting document is required for students paying maximum tuition fees.

As part of the administrative registration, additional documents may be requested depending on situation*.

If all the documents needed for the calculation are not provided, the maximum amount will be applied.

Good to know

  • In all situations where applicable other than financial independence, the student’s own tax return will be required and taken into account for the calculation of tuition fees along with the parents' tax return.
  • Random checks can be carried out to verify the authenticity of the uploaded documents. Any violation can be referred to the disciplinary department.
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