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Each semester, students at Sciences Po have the opportunity to sign up for one or more sports activities, organised by Sciences Po, the Sports Clubs (Associations sportives) or external partners, depending on the campus.
Currently we have on offer some 200 activities in over 40 sporting disciplines. At Sciences Po, students also have the possibility to participate in a number of sporting competitions organised with the French Federation of University Sports (FFSU) or with other universities, such as the Inter-IEP games (FR) or the Collégiades (FR). To find out more about these events, don’t hesitate to contact the Sports Club on your campus.
And for those among you who would like to learn some relaxation techniques or adopt some good lifestyle habits, take the time to listen to your body and experience sport as a source of pleasure and wellbeing: “Sport-santé” workshops are held from time to time during the semester.
Find out about all the different sports, the schedules and the venues. According to the activities you choose, you can earn up to two optional ECTS credits per semester, or up to three if you play a competition sport.
Dijon offers high-quality sporting infrastructures (FR): several swimming pools, including an Olympic pool (FR) with a diving centre, a range of stadiums and gymnasiums, a skating rink and an artificial lake featuring watersports.
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Le Havre campus
Popular with its 11 000 students, the city of Le Havre enjoys a prominent sporting lifestyle (FR). A whole range of activities are on offer through Sciences Po, in association with the Sports Club of the Le Havre Campus.
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Starting-point for hill-walking and hiking, Menton also offers students the opportunity to try a range of nautical activities and outdoor sports.
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With over 47 000 students and some 240 sports clubs and associations, a wide variety of sporting activities, from basketball and football, to horse-riding and swimming, can be enjoyed in Nancy.
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Autumn semester 2023-2024
Registration and payment (excluding competition sports) take place on 31 August 2023 at 10:05am via your student account.
Sessions run from 9 September to 9 December 2023.
How to register
Leisure sports registration is held at the beginning of each semester via your student interface. Participation fees are to be paid at the same time as registration.
To join the competition teams, contact the Sports Club (Association sportive) on the Paris campus. And remember to keep your Thursday afternoons free in order to participate in the different encounters.
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Mandatory medical certificate
You need to upload a medical certificate (PDF in French, 660 Ko) of fitness for your chosen sports via your student interface, as soon as possible after the semester begins.
The certificate is valid for 3 years for all non-competition sports. So you can upload it at the beginning of each semester, as long as the sport you are taking is indicated.
You can also make an appointment at the Centre de santé du Square de la Mutualité, or you can visit a general practitioner of your choice to obtain your certificate.
- the doctors at Sciences Po’s health centre are unable to issue medical certificates.
- any student who has not provided their valid medical certificate by the 3rd session may be prevented from continuing their chosen sport.
Competition sports licences issued by the French Federation of University Sports (FFSU) should be collected directly from the Sports Club premises (next to the cafeteria at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume). You will need to present a medical certificate less than a year old (PDF, 607 Ko), indicating the relevant sport and “competition level”.
The city of Poitiers boasts a variety of sports installations: gymnasiums, swimming pools, pitches, a skating rink, a horse-riding centre, tennis courts, golf, bowling or boules, dojos, climbing walls, etc.
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Reims is a major university hub with 23 000 students, featuring numerous sports and cultural venues, allowing students to make the most of an agreeable and privileged setting.
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