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Location: France - 4 English speaking regional Campuses:

  • Reims Campus – 45 minutes from Paris by train
  • Le Havre Campus – on the English Channel
  • Menton Campus – on the French Riviera
  • Paris Campus – in Paris (Note: English-language class options are more limited)

Note: You can note a campus preference on your Sciences Po application, however, your top choice campus is not guaranteed. (see info for exchange students)
Terms: Fall semester (September – December) and spring semester (January – May)

Students may study for 1 or 2 semesters.


Sciences Po campus
  • As one of Europe's most competitive universities, Sciences Po prepares its graduates for work in international business, multilateral organizations, positions of public responsibility and other fields of endeavor
  • The campuses of Sciences Po are each located in unique architectural buildings, and in the center of their respective cities. Students can therefore enjoy culturally and historically rich activities, in addition to the countless cafés, shops, cinemas and restaurants that the cities have to offer.



Language of instruction: Exchange students at the undergraduate level can study entirely in French, English, or in a combination of both languages. English-language class options are more limited at the Paris campus, but it is still possible to do an entire semester in English.

Minimum year standing: 3rd year. A student must have completed 4 terms of post-secondary study prior to attending Sciences Po.

Sciences Po has multiple campuses. The Paris campus offers a general multidisciplinary program in the humanities and social sciences, while each of the others has a distinct geographical focus: North America (Reims), South America (Poitiers), Africa (Reims), Asia (Le Havre), the Middle East (Menton) and Europe (Dijon and Nancy). The core undergraduate curriculum common to all campuses features political science, economics, history, international relations, law and sociology. They also offer numerous elective courses in the humanities. The following campuses have English-only tracks available that include intensive French language classes:

Undergraduate students would typically pick courses from the 2nd year program of study or "bachelor". For more information, please ask your Exchange Student Adviser for a copy of the Sciences-Po Fact Sheet.

Area of study

Undergraduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, History, Economics, French, Law, Political Humanities, and Sociology.

Graduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, Contemporary History and European Studies, Political Economics, and Sociology.

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Sciences Po. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way. 

Please note the following registration information pertaining to Sciences Po:

  • To register for courses at Sciences Po, students use an on-line registration system.
  • Dropping courses is possible but there is a very short window during the registration period before the beginning of the semester. If students drop a course past the deadline, it will appear as "défaillant" on their transcript. The terms are shorter at Sciences Po, making registration in new courses challenging. Course attendance is mandatory.
  • Some courses have variable credit which can significantly impact the number of UVic units students will receive.  It is very important to review your course selections.
  • Students will have access to an Academic Adviser at Sciences Po. Following registration, students will receive the contact information.


  • On-campus housing: Not available
  • Off-campus housing: Available. All students who obtain a French residence permit are eligible to apply for a housing subsidy, which is conditional on the student's financial situation.
  • Note: Sciences Po offers support for housing. For further details about accommodation, check Science Po's Housing information.

Registration Options

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

How to apply

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