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Undergraduate exchange programme
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 run entirely by students’ home universities, thus prospective students should apply through their institution’s International Office in charge of the study abroad programmes.
► Undergraduate Exchange Programme
► How long? One semester or one year, depending on their home university’s study abroad policy.
► How much? Exchange students will be paying their tuition to their home university
► How to validate? Exchange students will usually earn credit for grades obtained at Sciences Po, as they will be fully integrated within the Sciences Po student body and will be considered part of the Sciences Po community.
► Which campus? Sciences Po’s main campus is located in Paris, but it is also possible to study at one of the 6 other campuses located in major French cities. Each of these regional campuses have a distinct cultural identity, and are associated with different regionally-focused areas of studies. They represent an amazing opportunity for international students to live the Sciences Po experience through a different lens.
Students must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate studies in order to be eligible for the Sciences Po undergraduate exchange programme.
They can take classes either in English or in French, according to their home university’s policy. They will be studying alongside regular French students, as all courses are integrated within the global undergraduate curriculum. Hence, international students are fully immersed into the outstanding Sciences Po community, even if they choose a full-English track.
Undergraduate courses at Sciences Po cover various areas, including Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Political Science and Humanities. There are no imposed majors or degree programmes specifically associated with exchange students. Therefore, incoming students can enroll in any of the numerous classes offered at Sciences Po, in any of the concentrations previously mentioned. Moreover, they are free to take as many classes as they consider reasonable, according to their personal interests and their home university’s requirements.
Please see the Exchange programme course catalogue
Exchange students have the possibility of obtaining the Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) if they meet certain criteria.
School of journalism
International undergraduate exchange students can also apply for a semester of study (Spring semester only) as part of the Undergraduate Journalism Programme within Sciences Po’s School of Journalism located on the Paris campus.
Students need to reach a certain language fluency level in order to participate successfully in courses taught in languages other than their mother tongue or their home institution’s teaching language. Please see the language requirements.