Exchange programme, practical information

Application, information, registration to the Welcome Porgamme...

Partner universities
→ How to nominate your students?

Students → How to apply?

► I have been accepted as an exchange student, what should I do now?

► What's the Welcome Programme?

► CIUP Rooms

► Journalism exchange programme (spring semester only)

► FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Partner universities How to nominate your students?

Consult the user guide (pdf)

All exchange students must be nominated online by their home university at the following address

Partner universities can consult the information factsheet (pdf) about the Exchange Programme.

Students → How to apply?

Consult the user guide (pdf)

Once they have been nominated by their home university, students must complete their online application for Sciences Po's Undergraduate or Graduate Exchange Programme.

For questions concerning applications for the exchange programme, please contact the student exchanges team at :

► I have been accepted as an exchange student, what should I do now?

Students who have received confirmation of their acceptance to Sciences Po's exchange programme should read the information below attentively:

- What should I do now? (pdf)

- Exchange Programme Information factsheet (pdf)

- Activation of your Sciences Po mail account guide

- Administrative registration guide (pdf)

For further information about administrative registration, please consult the student support services website.

► What's the Welcome Programme?

The Welcome Programme is an orientation programme for undergraduate exchange students who will be studying at Sciences Po Paris for a semester or a full academic year.

- How to register for the Welcome Programme and pay? (pdf)


► CIUP Rooms

Sciences Po has a special agreement with the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, located in the 14th arrondissement, and is able to offer 60 individual rooms to international exchange students who will be attending Sciences Po in the Fall.

Students will be housed in one of the “maisons” at the CIUP. All rooms have a telephone Phone calls are not included and must be paid for by prepayment. All rooms have a fridge and an Internet connection Room price includes cleaning and laundry costs. Rooms are cleaned once a week and sheets are changed every two weeks.

These rooms are available for a period of five weeks from Thursday 21st August until Monday 29th September 2014. Students must find alternative accommodation after this date as it is not possible to extend your stay at the CIUP.

Prices are given below and cover 39 nights accommodation:

Comfort room – 1135 Euros (29 € per night)

Room with shower, washbasin and toilet

Shared kitchens (kitchens are equipped with hotplates, a microwave and a mini oven; tableware is not included)


Booking and payment

You can reserve and pay for a room through your Sciences Po online area

For further information, please consult the document

“How to reserve a room at the CIUP and pay”

Registration for a room at the CIUP is carried out on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the number is limited and that we cannot guarantee a room to everyone.

Please note that your registration for a room cannot be confirmed if we have not received payment. The room must necessarily be paid no later the 6 June 2014.

In the event of late payment, any amount unpaid will result in an automatically cancellation of the booking.

Note that if choose to pay by check in your Sciences Po online area, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT. Be careful when you will pay for your room.

Important: For further information on others means of payment (check or bank transfer), please contact The Student Exchanges team (

Once payment confirmed by Sciences Po, participants will be notified by email of their exact house mid-July. Please do not contact the CIUP.


Refund conditions

In case of cancellation more than 40 days before the beginning of your stay, Sciences Po will retain 5% of the rental amount. In case of cancellation less than 40 days before arrival, Sciences Po will retain 25% of the rental amount.

No refunds will be considered for an early departure during your stay at the CIUP.

All refunds will be made in Euros, from the month of October, by check, in cash or by bank transfer.  We kindly thank you specify this choice according to your situation at following address:


Safety rules and obligations within the CIUP’s residences

Please read carefully the following documents:

-          "Rules for the groups housed" (French and English Version)

-           “Map of residence”

-         “Staying safe during your time in Paris”

To see all residences, visit CIUP website


► Journalism exchange programme (spring semester only)

Sciences Po offers a selective one-semester English language Journalism Programme for Undergraduate Exchange Students.

Your partner university will have already selected “Journalism” as the main discipline when nominating you. If this is not the case, you can apply by selecting “Journalism” as your main discipline.

All students applying for this programme must choose two other disciplines as exchange students not accepted  will be automatically redirected to the regular undergraduate exchange programme.

Students applying for the Journalism exchange programme must include a letter of motivation in English, a short CV in English as well as providing evidence of any journalistic articles that they have written or worked on (maximum 3 documents). This is a highly selective programme and only about 15 students are accepted in to it every year.

Please contact the student exchanges team for questions concerning the application process for exchange students nominated by a partner university: