Pre-College Programme Overview

  • Students in the courtyard of the Reims campus (photo: Vincent Watel)Students in the courtyard of the Reims campus (photo: Vincent Watel)

Every year, Sciences Po welcomes secondary school students from around the world as part of the Summer School’s Pre-College Programme. This programme is an opportunity to discover Sciences Po and experience college life and academics at one of France’s leading universities.

The Pre-College Programme challenges students’ perspectives and offers them the opportunity to participate in lively discussions with renowned professors and students from around the world. In addition, the programme includes a rich social and cultural programme on a multicultural social environment, typical of a Sciences Po education.


The Pre-College Programme is open to students currently enrolled in secondary school and who will still be in secondary school in Fall 2022. Applicants must be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme. Learn more.

Academic Programme

The Pre-College Programme gives high school students a taste of academics at Sciences Po through rigorous coursework in the social sciences. Students have core courses in the social sciences, including Master Classes and tutorials taught in English. They also have an elective course of their choice in one of Sciences Po’s key disciplines, taught in English or French. In addition, cultural and social activities are organised for students. Learn more.

Dates and locations

In 2022, the Pre-College Programme features threes sessions - two separate on campus sessions of two weeks each and one online session of two weeks. For the on campus sessions, the first week of the programme takes place on Sciences Po's Reims campus, while the second week is held on the Paris campus. Accommodation is provided near campus in both cities. Learn more.

Students are welcome to participate in one or two on campus sessions or in the online session. Students who attend two sessions will be able to take different classes during each session. Participants who choose to attend both sessions, however, will need to make arrangements for the week between the first and second sessions - the Summer School is not responsible for students during the break.

Summer 2022 Calendars

The Pre-College Programme offers three sessions this summer: 

  • Session 1: June 25th - July 9th, 2022
  • Session 2: July 16th – July 30th, 2022
  • Online Session: June 28th - July 8th, 2022

To find out more about the calendars for the on campus sessions, please consult the programme provisional schedule (PDF, 158 KB).

To find out more about the online session calendar, please consult the online session provisional schedule (PDF, 119 KB).

Practical Information

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