FAQ : Tuition fees
I deferred my admission last year, how much do I have to pay for my tuition fees?
As for all students enrolling for the first time at Sciences Po, we will calculate your fees according to our new calculation scheme adopted by the Board of Directors on 15th December 2020. You will find the relevant information under “first enrolment”.
I am a former Sciences Po student and I am admitted to a Sciences Po programme for the 2021 academic year. How will you calculate my tuition fees?
Returning to Sciences Po for studying, if your programme is eligible for tuition fees calculation, we will calculate your fees according to our new calculation scheme adopted by the Board of Directors on 15th December 2020. You will find the relevant information under “first enrolment”.
I am in my third year of the undergraduate studies programme and I would like to enrol on a graduate programme. How much are my tuition fees?
As a third year undergraduate studies student, if you choose to enrol on a graduate programme you will have to pay the fees according to our new calculation system adopted by the Board of Directors on 15th December 2020 consistent with the Bachelor diploma's independant status.
What happens if I decide to withdraw from my studies at Sciences Po?
As a result of the necessary management procedures for registration, as well as the provision of services (library, creation of email address, health care centre, etc.) and the organisation of the week preceding the start of term, in case of the decision to give up studies :
- Before the beginning of the academic year, whatever the reason, 25⁒ of the tuition fees will be due to Sciences Po
- During the first semester of the academic year, whatever the reason, 50⁒ of the tuition fees will be due to Sciences Po
- During second semester of the academic year, whatever the reason, 100⁒ of the tuition fees will be due to Sciences Po.
What are the dates on which the direct debit will take place?
The date of your payment or your payment schedule will be communicated by the Administrative Registration office once your application is processed. Furthermore, an automatic email will be sent at least 16 days before each instalment.
My parents are divorced. Whose income should I take into account for calculating fees?
The income to be taken into account is that of the household of the parent(s) in which you are declared a dependent.
In case of the payment of an alimony paid to the parent in charge of the child, its amount must be included in the income to be taken into account in the calculation.
In the case of joint residence, the incomes of both parents must be taken into account.
For all situations not listed above, a specific study will be conducted by the Administrative Registration office who may ask you for additional documents.
In the case where the divorce or separation is in progress, the calculation will be based on the situation and income of the reference year. Nevertheless, upon presentation of the divorce decree, you can request a personalised study under the exceptional arrangements for change of situation if this decree is submitted before the end of the current academic year.
My bank information has changed since I registered, how can I update the automatic debit to my new account?
Please send an email with your new bank details (RIB) to the Financial Team: email@example.com at the latest 16 days before the due date.
A new direct debit mandate will be edited and sent to you. You will need to sign and upload it at step 5 of the registration process. In addition to this, you will have to send the original to: Accueil administratif, 9 rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris.
I am taking a gap year but the fees calculated during the registration process do not take this into account. What should I do?
Yes. Administrative registration is compulsory every year, including for gap year students. Your tuition fees will be 25% of the total amount. If your gap year has already been approved when registering online, the appropriate amount will appear, if not, please contact your academic advisor to check the status of your gap year request.