International graduate admissions: eligibility criteria
The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants having completed their university education in an institution outside of France and having obtained any of the following:
• an undergraduate level degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences/licenciatura/licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po.
• a Masters level degree (magistr or magistracy, for example) for countries in which universities do not award undergraduate qualifications.
• for applicants having attended German or Austrian universities, a Vordiplom/Zwischenprüfung/Diplomprüfung (the equivalent of 120 credits) and a complete year of students at postgraduate level/second cycle (Hauptstudium - the equivalent of 60 credits).
• for applicants having attended Russian universities, a Bakalavr or Specialist qualification.
• Please visit the Ecole Doctorale's website for information on eligibily criteria for doctoral programmes
• The possibility of entering at Masters level via the international procedure is decided according to applicants’ university of origin (which must be outside France) in which applicants have completed their undergraduate studies, and not according to the nationality of applicants.
• Candidates wishing to apply through this procedure must have been selected for and enrolled on an undergraduate university course in a university outside of France and must have studied there for a minimum of two years and have obtained a degree there.
• You may submit only one application form for the next intake. You cannot apply to a Master's programme through two different admission procedures.
• Furthermore, applicants who are on university courses lasting four or five years, but whose university does not provide for the awarding of an official qualification until the final year of study may not apply to the Master at Sciences Po after only three years of higher education. These applicants must wait until the year in which their first degree-level qualification is awarded if they wish to apply (even if this occurs after four or five years of study). No exemptions will be made.
• This information does not apply to the Master of Public Affairs (MPA).
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Remarks for the Master Economics and Public Policy
For the Master of Economics and Public Policy, applicants must have a firm grounding in quantitative methods.
They must demonstrate that they have acquired during their undergraduate studies a solid knowledge of mathematics or formal logic (Formal logic, Calculus techniques, matrix algebra, constrained optimisation, and basic statistics. Examples of such skills can be found in the textbook : Essential mathematics for economic analysis, by K. Sydsaeter and P. Hammond, Financial Times / Prentice Hall, 2008 [3rd edition]).
All applicants for this Master attach to their application form their GRE results.
Candidates who do not hold a Master's degree and who are considering undertaking a Ph.D. in Economics must apply to the Master of Economics and Public Policy.