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 in social sciences and French language.  Both tracks are available in each session. Students must choose ONE track per session; participants who stay for both sessions may either stay in the same track or switch after the first month.  Additionally, students may choose to add an elective course on top of their core social sciences or French language course.

Social sciences track

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.

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

French language track

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.

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.

Find more information about elective courses and course list.


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

Find more information on credit and certification.

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