Undergraduate exchange programme


As one of the top international social science institutions, Sciences Po has established exchange partnerships and academic agreements with 400 universities worldwide.

Students from any of these partner universities are eligible to study at Sciences Po through an exchange programme. The application and selection process for the exchange programme is run
entirely by students’ home universities, thus prospective students should apply through their institution’s International Office in charge of the study abroad programmes.

Undergraduate Exchange Programme


General Information


students► How long? One semester or one year, depending on their home university’s study abroad policy.

► How much? Exchange students will be paying their tuition to their home university

► How to validate? Exchange students will usually earn credit for grades obtained at Sciences Po, as they will be fully integrated within the Sciences Po student body and will be considered part of the Sciences Po community.

► Which campus? Sciences Po’s main campus is located in Paris, but it is also possible to study at one of the 6 other campuses located in major French cities. Each of these regional campuses have a distinct cultural identity, and are associated with different regionally-focused areas of studies. They represent an amazing opportunity for international students to live the Sciences Po experience through a different lens. Click here to consult the language requirements and language(s) of instruction for exchange students on Sciences Po’s six regional campuses.
The Reims campus offers tailor-made courses giving exchange students the opportunity to choose one of the four certificates and to participate in intensive French-language courses and workshops.

Click here to consult the language requirements and language(s) of instruction for exchange students on Sciences Po’s six regional campuses.



Students must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate studies in order to be eligible for the Sciences Po undergraduate exchange programme.

They can take classes either in English or in French, according to their home university’s policy. They will be studying alongside
regular French students, as all courses are integrated within the global undergraduate curriculum. Hence, international students are fully immersed into the outstanding Sciences Po community, even if they choose a full-English track.


Curricula on the Paris campus


Undergraduate courses at Sciences Po cover various areas, including Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Political Science and Humanities. There are no imposed majors or degree programmes specifically associated with exchange students. Therefore, incoming students can enroll in any of the numerous classes offered at Sciences Po, in any of the concentrations previously mentioned. Moreover, they are free to take as many classes as they consider reasonable, according to their personal interests and their home university’s requirements.



Please see the Exchange programme course catalogue

Exchange students have the possibility of obtaining the Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) if they meet certain criteria.


Specialized certificate-granting tracks on the Reims campus


Specialized certificate-granting tracks

Students coming to Sciences Po on exchange have the opportunity to take one of the four specialized certificate-granting tracks:

-      Certificate in International Affairs and Strategy

-      Certificate in European Affairs 

-      Certificate in Business and Economics 

-       Certificate in Journalism


These four semester-long programmes, which take place on our Reims campus, are open to all exchange students. The certificate tracks are also open to exchange students coming for both semesters.



Language requirements


Students need to reach a certain language fluency level in order to participate successfully in courses taught in languages other than their mother tongue or their home institution’s teaching language. Please see the language requirements.