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)

Covid-19 Information: Due to the global Covid-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to cancel the first session of the Pre-College Programme and to organise the second session online. 

Sciences Po opens its doors to 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 is open to students currently enrolled in secondary school and who will still be in secondary school in Fall 2020. 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, and an elective course of their choice, in one of Sciences Po’s disciplines, taught in English or French. In addition to weekday classes, cultural activities and excursions are organised online. Learn more.

All classes will be held online, in a live, synchronous format to allow for a maximum interaction among students and their professors. Courses will be taught at times adapted to a maximum of students throughout the world. In addition to weekday classes, cultural and social activities will be organised online for students. 

DateS and locationS

In 2020, given the global coronavirus outbreak, the Pre-College programme offers a two-week session, held online in July. 

Online session : 20 July - 31 July 2020

The Pre-College schedule will be published shortly.  In the meantime, the key dates for the programme are as follows:

  • July 20th: Orientation and start of classes
  • July 21st-29th: Classes
  • July 30th-31st: Exam period

Practical Information

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