Undergraduate international admissions
Admissions for 2013 are now open.
In order to attract students with a truly international profile, Sciences Po introduced an international admissions procedure, as part of which interviews are held in 70 cities across the world.
The idea behind this procedure is to allow candidates, by means of a comprehensive application form and an oral interview, to present their international background, their knowledge of foreign languages, their extracurricular activities as well as their future career plans in the most favorable way possible. All of the above criteria are considered in addition to the candidates' academic qualities, thus allowing the selection of candidates with a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences.
The regional undergraduate campuses have been designed with the needs of international students in mind. The campuses offer students an environment in which they can thrive academically preparing them for the Masters in Paris. The level of support available on the regional campuses takes into account the specificity of these students: living far away from family, coping with new academic requirements, adapting to life in France and, perhaps, tackling linguistic difficulties. The high level of assistance provided by teaching and administrative staff, the manageably sized campuses and cities, the low cost of living compared with Paris, and the sense of community among students make life on the regional campuses quite unique.
It is only possible to use the international admissions procedure if you wish to study on one of the regional campuses or at the Europe Africa programme of Paris. If you passed your French baccalauréat or other secondary school leaving certificate abroad and wish to study on the undergraduate programme in Paris (other than the Europe-Africa programme), you will need to use another admissions procedure.