Exchange programme for graduate students

As one of the top international social science institutions, Sciences Po has established exchange partnerships and academic agreements with 400 universities worldwide.

 

Students from any of these partner universities are eligible to study at Sciences Po through an exchange programme. The application and selection process for the exchange programme is entirely run by students’ home universities, thus prospect students should apply through their institution’s International Office in charge of the study abroad programmes.


The Master Exchange Programme


 
 
►General Information
 
students Exchange students can visit Sciences Po for either one semester or one year, depending on their home university’s study abroad policy. Exchange students will be paying their tuition to their home university and will usually get credits for grades obtained at Sciences Po, as they will be fully integrated within the Sciences Po student body and will be considered as part of the Sciences Po community. Graduate exchange student take a maximum of 24 ECTS credits per semester which are doubled on the grade transcript (except for language and sports courses)
 

►Enrollment
 

Students must have obtained a Bachelors degree or completed at least six semesters of undergraduate studies in order to be eligible for the Sciences Po graduate exchange programme.

 

►Curricula
 

Exchange students can select classes from a full range of Sciences Po Master courses, all of which are taught at the Paris campus, according to their personal interests and their home university’s specific requirements.
Please be aware that some graduate courses are not open to international students and some others may have language or academic prerequisites.

 

► Masters programmes open to exchange students

- Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)

The Paris School of International Affairs is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters. PSIA opens all courses (Masters and concentrations) to exchange students. Space are reserved in all classes for exchange students. PSIA is unable to guarantee that students will be able to register in a specific course.

Language requierements

Students must have a C1 level in French to be accepted to PSIA as an exchange student. Mastery of French is not a requirement however students may also follow courses taught in French. 70% of all courses are offered in English and 30% in French.

Academic requirements

Students intending to take courses in International Economic Policy must have a Bachelor degree in Economis or have excellent results in micro and macro economics courses as part of their Bachelor degree. Only students who have taken courses as part of the Masters in International Energy during the Fall semester are allowed to take courses as part of his programme in the Spring.

Courses as part of 1 year Masters programmes, for example MDP, are not open to exchange students.

- Master European Affairs

The Master in European Affairs is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may take courses taught in English, French or in both languages. All students who intend to take courses taught in English must have a C1 level in English. All students who intend to take courses taught in French must have a C1 level in French.

- Master in Economic Law

The Master in Economic law is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may take courses taught in English, French or in both languages. For courses taught in French, students must have a C1 level in French. For courses taught in English, students must have a C1 level in English.
Some courses have prerequisites which are indicated in the course syllabus. Please note that some courses are not open to exchange students.

- Master in Communications

The Master in Communication is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may only take courses taught in French (the English track programme is not open to exchange students) and must have a C1 level in French.

- Master Affaires Publiques

The Master in Affaires Publiques is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may only take courses taught in French and must have a C1 level in French.

- Master Finance and Strategy

The Master in Finance and Strategy is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may take courses taught in English, French or in both languages. All students who intend to take courses taught in English must have a C1 level in French. All students who intend to take courses taught in French must have a C1 level in French.

- Master Economics and Business

The Master in Economics and Business is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may only take courses taught in English and must have a C1 level in English.

- Master Economics and Public Policy

The Master in Economics and Public Policy is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may only take courses taught in English and must have a C1 level in English.

- Master Marketing and market research 

The master in Marketing and market research is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.
Students may only take courses taught in French and must have a C1 level in French. 

- Master Human resources management 

The Master in Human resources management is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September only and for a duration of one semester.
Students may only take courses taught in French and must have a C1 level in French.
Students must have prior knowledge of human resources management.

Master Governing the Large Metropolis

The Master Governing the Large Metropolis is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September only and for a duration of one semester.
Students may only take courses taught in English and must have a C1 level in English.
Exchange students must provide a statement of purpose in English outlining their interest in urban strategies.

- Master Regional and urban strategies 

The Master in Regional and urban strategies is open to exchange students taking part in an exchange programme beginning in September only and for a duration of one semester.
Students may only take courses taught in French and must have a C1 level in French.
Exchange students must provide a statement of purpose in French outlining their interest in regional and urban strategies. 

- Research Masters with the Doctoral School
 
Some research Masters programmes are open to exchange students however the number of spots available can be limited.

Reseach Masters in History
 
The research Masters in History is open to exchange students beginning their exchange programme in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.  

Students can take courses taught in English and/or in French. All students must have a C1 level in English and/or in French.

Academic prerequisites : sound knowledge in history
 
Students intending to study as part of this programme must outline the reasons for applying in their personal statement clearly indicating their interest in this programme
 
Reseach Masters in Sociology
 
The research Masters in Sociology is open to exchange students beginning their exchange programme in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.  

Students can only take courses taught in French.  All students must have a C1 level in French.

Academic prerequisites : students must have already completed the first year of a Masters programme in their home university.
 
Students intending to study as part of this programme must outline the reasons for applying in their personal statement clearly indicating their interest in this programme
 
Reseach Masters in Political Science (comparative political sociology)

The research Masters in Political Science (comparative political sociology) is open to exchange students beginning their exchange programme in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.  

Students can only take courses taught in French.  All students must have a C1 level in French.

Academic prerequisites : students must have already completed the first year of a Masters programme in their home university to take courses in year 4 and have completed their Masters programme to take courses in year 5

Reseach Masters in Political Science (political theory)


The research Masters in Political Science (political theory) is open to exchange students beginning their exchange programme in September or January for a duration of one or two semesters.  

Students can take courses taught in English and/or in French however the vast majority of courses on offer are taught in French. All students must have a C1 level in English and/or in French.

Academic prerequisites : sound knowledge in political science
 
Please note

The Reseach Masters in Political Science (internationals relations) is not open to exchange students. 
 
The Master in Judicial and legal carers, the Master in Journalism and the MPA programme are not open to exchange students.
 

Doctoral exchange Programme


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With the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s support, the Doctoral School and the Center for the Americas of Sciences Po have developed a Doctoral Exchange Programme with the following prestigious American universities:


- The University of California (Berkeley)
- The University of Chicago
- Columbia University
- Harvard University
- Princeton University
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Tufts University
- Yale University