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The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and King’s College London have a joint arrangement that offers a graduate programme in International Affairs. This programme allows participating students to study for two years, with a year in both Paris and London. On completion of the programme, graduates receive a master's degree from the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA), and a master's degree from one of a number of schools and departments within the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London.

Spanning a wide range of disciplines and bilingual teaching (in French and English), this selective programme allows students to customise their training at both universities, and to benefit from the numerous opportunities, networks and services offered on both sides of the Channel.

This joint arrangement offers great flexibility by offering 7 programmes on the Sciences Po side with over 20 degree programmes offered by King’s. As a result, students can design their own path of study from the many potential degree combinations in international affairs in both Paris and London.

This course is aimed at graduate students planning careers in diplomacy and other areas of social and public policy at the national, European and global level.

Year 1 Studies - Sciences Po 

During the first year of the programme, students may join any one of the seven Master's programs offered by the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po).

Students will take 60 ECTS credits at Sciences Po, equivalent to 120 credits in the UK’s postgraduate credit framework,

Year 2 Studies - King's College London

The second year runs from October until September of the following year.

Students will enrol in one of a range of degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London. Currently, the programmes offered are:

School of Politics and Economics

King’s Russia Institute 

Department of Political Economy

Department of European & International Studies 

School of Security Studies

Department of War Studies 

School of Global Affairs


Application process

Candidates for the International Programme must apply through Sciences Po’s website. An estimated maximum of 25 students is expected to be admitted and enrolled per academic year. Prospective students must meet admission criteria for the chosen master's programmes at both universities. The deadline for entry to year one at Sciences Po in September 2023 has now passed. Applications to commence your studies at Sciences Po in September 2024 will open in Autumn 2023


The programme is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or King's to apply for the programme. Please refer to the Sciences Po and KCL prospectus pages for specific entry requirements, including language prerequisites.

Tuition fees 

Students must pay the tuition fees applicable to their fee status in their host institution each year (Sciences Po for Year 1 and King's for Year 2). · Sciences Po tuition fees · King's College fees and funding. Please note: the fees for the KCL year are subject to change post-acceptance on the programme.

Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and King's for Year 2).


Admissions Contacts

Sciences Po Admissions Contact Form

KCL Admissions Team




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