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Since its creation in 1872, Sciences Po has become an international research university with 14,000 students. But the foundation of our education remains driven by the same vocation: to better understand the world in order to change it for the better.

Sciences Po is amongst the world’s finest institutions of higher education:

  • it is ranked 1st in France within the field of the Social Sciences (Times Higher Education Supplement, 2018) ;
  • and 2nd worldwide for Politics and International Studies (QS World University Rankings, 2021).

A commitment to ensuring diversity amongst students accepted into Sciences Po is a central component of the institution’s wider pedagogic mission.

  • 47% of our students come from outside of France
  • 34% of our students pay no tuition fees at all
  • 30% of our graduates find a job outside of France
  • 75% of our graduates work for the private sector

We draw students from very different academic pathways into one community: whether from the social sciences, hard sciences and beyond, in France or abroad.

Sciences Po stands out for combining approaches and confronting different worldviews. This tradition of diversity and multidisciplinary approach makes Sciences Po an active participant in public debate, a forum where thought meets action.

An education that promotes responsibility

Sciences Po's overarching mission is to educate future leaders in the public and private sectors. Curious and open-minded, Sciences Po graduates, regardless of their focus and trajectory, all share the ability to “learn how to learn”, which is one of the priorities of our education. However, our ambition extends even further: to educate open-minded and enlightened citizens capable of changing the world and transforming society.

A university with an international outlook

Sciences Po's international dimension was established in its founding documents. Driven by this vocation for nearly 150 years, today Sciences Po stands out as a world-class university, with internationally recognised degrees and research, a multicultural community and a worldwide network of partners.

Fundamental education and professional focus

At Sciences Po, the finest researchers in the social sciences engage in continual dialogue with the greatest practitioners. With an academic community of more than 4,000 academics including 2,400 practitioners, the knowledge we transmit to students is nurtured by innovative research and rooted in reality.

A selective and diverse university

Sciences Po recruits its students on the basis of academic excellence. Nevertheless, it was one of the first institutions of higher learning in France to have fully assumed its social responsibilities by promoting intellectual, geographic and social diversity in its student body. Open to all talents, Sciences Po recruits students in nearly 150 countries and provides financial support to four out of every ten students.

Research to understand the world

Sciences Po is a research university in the social sciences, internationally recognised for the quality of its scientific output. Developed with a strong focus on society, research conducted at Sciences Po enriches public debate.

An institution in motion and a driver of innovation

Since it was founded nearly 150 years ago, Sciences Po has never stopped reinventing itself. More than anything, Sciences Po today is a place where new ideas can be put forward and implemented. Educational methods, academic openness, inventive tools: this flair for innovation is one of our trademarks.

Student Life

All you need to know about Student Life at Sciences Po

Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of Sciences Po's educational model. Students are encouraged to achieve their projects, their ideas and their dreams.

Associations directory

Want to get involved? Find the right association for you, depending on your campus and interests (art, student life, politics, environment, etc.).

Lectures, debates, exhibitions, sports competitions, speech competitions, shows, development projects, school tutoring, etc.: more than 200 associations actively maintain a vibrant campus life.

Discover all the associations, and find the one that awaits you according to your campus and the theme that interests you:

Sports and wellbeing classes

Want to get active? Check out the list of sports classes offered on the Paris campus by the Department of Campus Life & Student Engagement and the Sports Association.

Events calendar

Want to join in? Conferences, lectures, master classes, exhibitions: don’t miss out, check the events calendar.

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Political Science Double Degree in Public Policy & European Affairs (Sciences Po-LKY School of Public Policy, Singapore) Masters 2 years


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