2019 University Programme
- Summer School students on a 'History of Paris' visit (photo: Didier Pazery)
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.
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Study social sciences, French language, or both
Participants in the Summer School’s University Programme can:
- study Sciences Po’s key disciplines, such as international relations, political science, or economics, in the social sciences track,
- immerse themselves in intensive language courses in the French language track,
- combine both subjects through their choice of core and elective classes.
Both academic tracks are offered during the June and July sessions. Each session, students pick one core course from either academic track and, in addition, may choose to take an optional elective class.
Live and study in the heart of Paris
Outside the classroom, participants are immersed in French language and culture through daily life in Paris. From Sciences Po’s campus in the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood, students can easily reach some of Paris’ most famous landmarks on foot. The Summer School also proposes a variety of cultural visits and activities to give students the chance to discover the city of Paris, as well as French history and culture. Housing options allow students to live together in typical Parisian apartments or student residence halls. Learn more about exploring Paris.
Join Sciences Po’s international community
Summer School students are part of an international community, representing over 70 nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. Here’s what some of them had to say about the University Programme:
“The social science courses I took were excellent. I gained a profound sense of knowledge regarding political science while getting a well-rounded glimpse of university life. It was a very meaningful experience that I know will help me excel in the future. The Summer School actually helped me to select a college major! And aside from the academics, living in Paris for a month was a blast.” - Qin, China
“My classmates at the Summer School were very friendly and open-minded, and they came from all over the world. The multicultural ambiance was fantastic. The professors were nothing less than excellent, well-prepared and motivating. The French courses were always accompanied with very interesting topics drawn from current events or French culture. It was very enriching to debate these topics in class due to the vast diversity in perspectives given by international students.” - Begona, Italy & Mexico
“Living in Paris was amazing because it’s so different from Melbourne, where I’m living right now. Everyday after class I would explore the city, visit museums and attend different expositions... it was a culturally enriching experience Actually living in Paris for a month here meant that I could immerse myself and partake in activities that locals would do, as opposed to coming here as a tourist on vacation. One of the best parts was seeing the hidden spots in Paris where you won’t find many tourists! ” - Doorgesha, Mauritius
Summer 2019 Calendar
- June session: 3-28 June 2019
- July session: 2-26 July 2019
- One session (4 weeks): 2 400 €
- Two sessions (8 weeks): 4 200 €
- Early bird fee for two sessions: 4 000 €
Admitted students who complete their registration for the program by March 17, 2019 are eligible for the early bird discount for two sessions.
Additional fees apply for optional elective classes and accommodation. Get the complete 2019 fees list.
The University Programme is open to university students and graduates, as well as students in their final year of secondary school who will enroll in university in Fall 2019. Learn more about the eligibility criteria.
How to apply
Applications for this year's Summer School will open on January 10th, 2019. Applying to the University Programme requires the successful completion of a selective application process; candidates must submit an online application, which will be reviewed by an admissions jury. Learn more about the application process.