Academics

University Programme
  • 2018 Summer School students in class (photo: Didier Pazery)2018 Summer School students in class (photo: Didier Pazery)

The University Programme offers two academic tracks:

Social Sciences track: during the June and July sessions

French Language track: during the July session

Students can attend ONE track per session, participants can choose to attend both sessions in the Social Sciences track or switch to the French Language track in July.
Additionally, students may choose to add an elective course on top of their core social sciences or French language course (during the July session only).

Social sciences track (courses offered online and on campus)

Students in the social sciences track select one core course of intensive study from Sciences Po’s fundamental disciplines, such as international relations, political science, economics, history, and more. Classes are led by Sciences Po professors and taught in English.

In 2021, courses in the social sciences track are exclusively offered online in June and offered both online and on-campus in July.

Find more information about the social sciences track and course list.

French language track (courses offered on campus only)

Students take a variety of classes at one of six levels adapted to their knowledge of French, from complete beginner to advanced. At all levels, language study accounts for the majority of class time, reinforced by oral and written expression workshops and tutorials.

In 2021, the French language track is offered during the July session only. Courses will be taught exclusively on campus.

Find more information about the French language track and course list.

Elective courses

In addition to their core studies in the social sciences or French language track, students may choose to take an optional elective course. In 2021, elective courses are offered during the July session only. Please note that all July elective courses will be taught on campus and are only available to students choosing one of the core courses offered on campus.

Find more information about elective courses and course list.

Certification

Sciences Po awards academic credit for courses taken during the Summer School.

Find more information on credit and certification.

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