Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences and has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years. Today, half of Sciences Po’s 13,000 students hail from 150 countries outside France. Why do so many international students choose Sciences Po? Because at Sciences Po, as part of a vibrant, multicultural student community, they will gain a multidisciplinary education and international experience to prepare them for career success. 88 percent of Sciences Po graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39 percent start their career abroad. Students also benefit from Sciences Po’s commitment to equal access to higher education. The university offers a range of financial aid options for students of all backgrounds and 30 percent of our students receive scholarship support. As a research university, Sciences Po is ranked fourth internationally for Politics and International Studies.
The educational programme at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College includes a common core of social sciences courses - law, economics, history, political science, humanities and sociology -, a major - Economy & Society, Political Humanities or Politics & Government, as well as specialised courses according to specific regional focuses. Undergraduate students spend the first two years on one of Sciences Po’s seven campuses in France, and are then required to spend their third year abroad studying in one of Sciences Po's 470 partner universities. French and English are the main languages of instruction. In addition, Sciences Po offers language courses in 25 languages. Sciences Po is also open to non French-speaking students, who may enrol in one of the English-language programmes offered in Le Havre, Menton and Reims. They learn French while studying at Sciences Po.