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 over the course of a summer on our Paris campus. In 2019, the programme hosted almost 450 students, representing 60 different nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. Meet some of our students.


The University Programme is open to university students, graduates and students in their final year of secondary school who will be enrolled in university in Fall 2020. Learn more.


The University Programme offers two academic tracks in social sciences and French language. Both tracks are available during each session of the Summer School. In addition to their core social sciences or French courses, students may choose to expand their curriculum by adding an elective course for an additional cost.


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 2020, the programme dates are:

  • June session: 2 - 25 June 2020
  • July session: 29 June - 24 July 2020

View the detailed calendar for each month by track:

Time slots marked for elective courses are applicable only to students who register for an optional elective course. Otherwise, these time slots are free.

*Courses in the social sciences track will be scheduled during the time slots marked as "core course" on the calendar - a course may potentially take place at this time. However, each course will have a different schedule, with 36 contact hours distributed during the "core course" time slots depending on the class.


The University Programme takes place on Sciences Po’s Paris Campus. Learn more about accommodation and exploring Paris.

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