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Sciences Po

Paris, France

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About Sciences Po

" Sciences Po's prestigious urban campus is in the historical Saint-Germain neighborhood, located in the heart of Paris. Each year, Sciences Po's staff, faculty and 7500 students welcome over 1000 exchange students from over 300 partner schools, making them an important part of the student community and the university's academic mission. The Exchange Programme allows international students to become familiar with the institution's particular educational and methodological approach for which Sciences Po is internationally reputed. In order to maximize the benefits of the Exchange Programme for exchange students, special attention is paid to addressing the specific needs of international students via an Exchange Programme for English as well as French speakers; French foreign language instruction; methodology courses; tutoring services; orientation programs; and numerous courses on the historic, economic, political and sociological facets of France and Europe. Students can combine specially tailored courses from Economics and Business with courses offered in other concentrations. Students may choose to study in English, in French or in both languages." - Science Po

Term Dates

Fall Semester: September - December

Spring Semester:
January - May

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change


Sciences Po does not offer on-campus student housing. International students are offered help in arranging accommodation through Sciences Po's Housing Office. The Housing Office provides list of contacts, and assistance with procedural matters where required.

Approximate Living Expenses

Accommodations: €600/month


Culture and Recreation:


In France, every student under 28 years old is required to register for the student social security (insurance) system. The fee is approximately €198.

Language of Instruction

English and French

Student Services

Students are treated as full-time Sciences Po students and have access to all facilities, including computer facilities, a personal e-mail address, full use of the library, access to the housing advisor, and access to the careers and placement department. They are also eligible for internships on request. They may take part in student organizations, and are encouraged to take advantage of all aspects of life at Sciences Po.

Did You Know?

Established in 1872 as the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, Sciences Po has traditionally educated France's political and diplomatic elite

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