Since its creation in 1871, Sciences Po has been France’s preeminent university for the social sciences. Its alumni include a Secretary General
of the United Nations, four Managing Directors of the International Monetary Fund, numerous corporate leaders, 10 of France’s last 18 Prime Ministers, and the three most recent Presidents of the Republic.
Sciences Po has long outgrown its French roots, and is open to the world.
Today, some 40% of our 10,000 students are international, from 130 countries.
The education we offer is emphatically outward looking. We seek to provide students with the essential tools that will enable them to make sense of a complex world. Our goal is to open minds and develop critical thinking.
As a fully-fledged research and teaching university, Sciences Po is focused
on excellence, and demands the highest standards from faculty and students alike. We offer a three-year undergraduate program that includes a year abroad at one of our 350 partner universities. There are more than 20 Masters degree programmes, which are designed to prepare graduates for the professional world, and a flourishing doctoral school.
We offer dual degrees with international partners including Columbia
University in New York, the London School of Economics and Fudan
University in Shanghai.
Sciences Po is known in France for its promotion of equal opportunity
in higher education, and we have an array of scholarships for both French
and non-French students. Key figures:
- 40% international students
- 60 nationalities are represented and over 50% of the applicants under the international admissions procedure have a degree equivalent to the French baccalauréat
- 21% of all Sciences Po students have scholarships, 26% of Sciences Po students coming from the French school system have scholarships Économie, histoire, sociologie