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Sciences Po

Paris, France



International Student Rate


Male : Female

Law, economics, history

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International Students

Fall, spring, winter


History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Sciences Po, often known as the Paris Institute of Political Studies or Sciences Po Paris, is a prestigious school and institution based in Paris and other French towns. The École Libre des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) was founded in February 1872. (ELSP). The school was established in response to widespread concerns that the insufficiency of France's political and diplomatic corps would further erode the country's international standing. The Sorbonne Paris Cité, APSIA, COUPERIN, and CGE are all linked with this university. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, it is rated =261.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

Sciences Po has seven campuses in France, each with a focus on a different part of the world. According to the Sciences Po brochure, the inter-campus Collegiades de SciencesPo event, commonly known as the MiniCrit, takes place in May at the end of the academic year. Students from each college compete against one another in artistic and sports contests at the tournament. Athletic activities such as volleyball and football, as well as art competitions such as music and dance, are among the various events. Sciences Po offers a comprehensive education in the humanities and social sciences that spans six major disciplines. Science Po has seven graduate schools that provide postgraduate studies. Around 30 Master's degrees are available. Law, economics, history, political science, and sociology are among the five fields where Ph.D. programs and MOOCs are available. Students will complete their doctoral studies in one of Sciences Po's 11 research institutes.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The Sorbonne Paris Cité group and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) are both members of the institute. Because of its entry selectivity and tight ties to influential networks inside French society, Sciences Po is sometimes regarded and portrayed as an elite college. It has been dubbed a "school of power" that has been imitated across the world. Because this privileged position is linked to social reproduction, Sciences Po established an "Equal Opportunity Programme" in 2001, with young people from working-class backgrounds accounting for 9% of students in 2013. The association Sciences Po Alumni reported 55,000 alumni in 2016. Some of them are well-known, for example, because of their roles in politics or business such as Nebahat Albayrak (Turkish–Dutch politician in the Netherlands), Božidar ?eli? (vice-president of the government of Serbia), and Camille (singer and songwriter).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Internationality pervades all aspects of academic and student life at Sciences Po. Its pupils are engaged in a multicultural learning environment where they work with kids from all over the world who speak a variety of languages. Our student body represents over 150 countries, with 49 percent of individuals holding a passport other than French. Every undergraduate student at the university is offered the chance to extend their perspectives by spending a year abroad. On a European and worldwide scale, they research all subjects. The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs teaches the next generation of policymakers dedicated to the common good. Young professionals develop who are creative and responsible, as well as efficient and socially active. 

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