Language Assessments

Candidates who need to demonstrate their level of proficiency in French or English, and who do not have one of the other accepted forms of language verification, may pass a Summer/Winter School language assessment.

Sciences Po proposes multiple language assessments including:

  • One English language assessment testing for the minimum level of English required for the Summer/Winter School.
  • Five French language assessments, for each level of the French language track from A2 to C2.


Candidates should print out the language assessment, take it at home without any external assistance, scan it, and upload it to their application file under the "Languages" section. Each assessment requires approximately one to two hours to complete. The assessment should be uploaded as a single PDF file with all pages in the correct order to facilitate the evaluation process. The assessment will be evaluated by a language instructor, which takes between one and two weeks. Exceptionally, if the results of a first test are inconclusive, candidates may be asked to complete a second assessment.

These assessments are specific to the Summer/Winter School and may not be used for application to any other Sciences Po programme.


Candidates who need proof of their level in English may download the English language assessment. Please note that there is only one assessment, which demonstrates the minimum proficiency necessary to participate in the Summer/Winter School. 

Download the English language assessment

The French language assessments will be added when admissions for the Summer School open in January 2021.

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