University Programme Overview

  • Summer School students on a Seine River cruise (photo: Siljan Tveitnes)Summer School students on a Seine River cruise (photo: Siljan Tveitnes)

The Summer School’s University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to discover Sciences Po, France's leading university in the social sciences. Participants will be able to study alongside other students from around the world and connect to an international community that transcends continents and even time zones! In 2020, students from over 30 countries and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds joined the Summer School. Meet some of our students.


The University Programme is open to university students, graduates and professionals, as well as students in their final year of secondary school who will be enrolled in university in Fall 2021. Learn more.


The University Programme offers two academic tracks in the social sciences and French language.

The social sciences track will be offered entirely online for the June session. For the July session, students have the choice to take a social sciences course online or on campus in Paris. 

Given that full immersion in French language and culture is an integral part of the academic experience at the Sciences Po Summer School, the French language track will be offered exclusively on campus in Paris during the July session.

Students participating in the July on-campus session can choose to take an optional elective course


The programme is held in two separate sessions during the months of June and July. Students have the choice to attend one or both sessions. In 2021, the programme dates are:

  • June session: June 7th - July 1st, 2021 (exclusively Online)
  • July session: July 5th - July 30th, 2021 (Online OR On Campus)

Practical Information

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