2018 University Programme

2018 University Programme

Study social sciences or French language in Paris
  • Summer School students in Paris (photo: Manuel Braun)Summer School students in Paris (photo: Manuel Braun)

The Summer School’s University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on our Paris campus.

Study social sciences, French language, or both

Participants in the Summer School’s University Programme can:

Both academic tracks are offered during the June and July sessions. Each session, students pick one core course from either academic track and, in addition, may choose to take an optional elective class.

Download the 2018 Academic Overview for the University Programme (PDF, 180 Mo).

Live and study in the heart of Paris

Outside the classroom, participants are immersed in French language and culture through daily life in Paris. From Sciences Po’s campus in the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood, students can easily reach some of Paris’ most famous landmarks on foot. The Summer School also proposes a variety of cultural visits and activities to give students the chance to discover the city of Paris, as well as French history and culture. Housing options allow students to live together in typical Parisian apartments or student residence halls. Learn more about exploring Paris.

Join Sciences Po’s international community

Summer School students are part of an international community, representing almost 60 nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds.  Here’s what some of them had to say about the University Programme:

“The professors at Sciences Po are amazingly knowledgeable and can discuss complex issues in a straightforward way. It’s not every day that you get to take classes from professionals from the European Court of Justice or the former economic advisor to the Italian Prime Minister!” – Kyle, USA

“My main goal was to improve my French, but in the end I learned more about French history and culture than I ever expected, and I discovered the real, non-touristy Paris.  As for speaking French, my progress was amazing – by the end of the summer, I was able to discuss any topic at a decent level." – Anastasia, Russia

“The best part of the Summer School is its international student body. There are people here from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures and corners of the world. This unique atmosphere really enriches the experience of being in Paris.” – Yiyi, China.

Practical information

Summer 2018 Calendar

  • June session: 4-28 June 2018
  • July session: 3-27 July 2018

Tuition Fees

  • One session (4 weeks): 2 400 €
  • Two sessions (8 weeks): 4 200 €

Additional fees apply for optional elective classes and accommodation. Get the complete 2018 fees list.


The University Programme is open to university students and graduates, as well as students in their final year of secondary school who will enroll in university in Fall 2018.  Learn more about the eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Applications for this year's Summer School will open on January 8th, 2018. Applying to the University Programme requires the successful completion of a selective application process; candidates must submit an online application, which will be reviewed by an admissions jury. Learn more about the application process.

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Download the brochure (PDF, 2 Mo) for the 2018 Univeristy Programme.

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