Winter School

  • A Parisian Winter: The Eiffel Tower covered in snow (Photo: Shutterstock)A Parisian Winter: The Eiffel Tower covered in snow (Photo: Shutterstock)

Following the success of the first Online Winter School earlier this year, Sciences Po will once again be providing a new and innovative educational experience by offering the first on-campus Winter School in January 2022.

This winter session of the University Programme will take place on the Paris campus of Sciences Po during the winter break in January 2022.

This inaugural Winter School programme allows students to have an intensive learning experience of Sciences Po’s fundamental disciplines, while enjoying the city of Paris during the wintertime with an international community of students. The small class sizes provide for an interactive learning environment that creates close connections to other students and professors.

DATE

January 5th – January 21st, 2022

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

The Winter School provides students the opportunity to explore contemporary challenges by taking one course of intensive study in the social sciences, including international relations, politics and economics, as well as history and social issues. Classes are led by Sciences Po professors and taught entirely in English. Each course includes 30 contact hours and is worth 4 ECTS. The exact schedule may vary by course; individual course schedules will be posted in November.

WINTER SCHOOL COURSES

Winter School students have the opportunity to delve into a fundamental subject of the Sciences Po curriculum. Students can choose one core course of intensive study.

The following courses will be offered this January 2022:

Human Rights Advocacy: Forms of Action, Strategies, Methods

  • Professor: Eugénie Mérieau

  • Disciplines: Law, International Relations

Read the 2022 course syllabus for "Human Rights Advocacy" (Pdf, 286 KB).

See the 2022 class schedule for "Human Rights Advocacy" (Pdf, 116 KB).

Public Economics: When Markets Need Governments

  • Professor: Emeric Henry

  • Disciplines: Economics, Public Policy

Read the 2022 course syllabus for "Public Economics" (Pdf, 291 KB).

See the 2022 class schedule for "Public Economics" (Pdf, 116 KB).

Learn more about the course in this interview with Professor Henry

World Politics

  • Professor: Hélène Thiollet

  • Disciplines: International Relations, Political Science

Read the 2022 course syllabus for "World Politics" (Pdf, 206 KB).

See the 2022 class schedule for "World Politics" (Pdf, 116 KB).

Fighting Inequalities and Social Risks in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective

  • Professor: Emanuele Ferragina

  • Disciplines: Sociology, Social Policy

Read the 2022 course syllabus for "Fighting Inequalities and Social Risks" (Pdf, 266 KB).

See the 2022 class schedule for "Fighting Inequalities and Social Risks" (Pdf, 117 KB).

Learn more about the course in this interview with Professor Ferragina.

The European Union at a Crossroads: Issues and Policies

  • Professors: Jan Rovny, Francesco Saraceno, Imola Streho

  • Disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Law, History

Read the 2022 course syllabus for "The European Union at a Crossroads" (Pdf, 224 KB).

See the 2022 class schedule for "The European Union at a Crossroads" (Pdf, 118 KB)

Learn more about the course in this interview with Professor Rovny.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Students will have the opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills by participating in a professional skills workshop. Along with extensive practice in a fun and interactive atmosphere, the participants will gain an understanding of how to increase their personal impact through insights from the social sciences, communication techniques, and the analysis of famous speeches, from Shakespeare’s plays to Greta Thunberg’s address to the UNO.

Please note that there are limited spots available for this personalized workshop. Once enrolled in the Winter School, students will receive additional information about how to participate in the workshop.  

Read the syllabus to learn more about this professional workshop (Pdf, 209 KB).

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

In addition to the academic programme, the Winter School includes a wide variety of social and cultural activities to allow students to enjoy Paris during the wintertime and to get to know their classmates outside of class. These may include a campus visit, Speaker Series conference on current events, professional skills workshop, as well as cultural visits of famous French landmarks such as Versailles, the Louvre, or the castles of the Loire Valley region.

Here's an article about our Winter School activities and some fun things to do in Paris this winter! 

HOW TO APPLY

Sciences Po is no longer accepting applications for the Winter School. If you're interested in joining us in 2022, please see our course offering for the 2022 Summer School

TUITION FEES

  • Fees: 2100 €

APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE

  • A non-refundable 50 € application fee must be paid upon submission of your application. Payment is only by credit card on the application platform.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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