Institut d'études politiques de Paris (or Sciences-Po) is located in the heart of Paris and is situated a stone's throw away from the River Seine and from the spectacular Musée d'Orsay. It is one of nine public Institutes of Political Studies (IEPs) in France first pioneered by President Charles de Gualle.
Sciences Po's educational programmes have a strong international dimension thanks to multi-lingual teaching and the comparative and international perspectives of the courses. The seven Sciences Po undergraduate campuses are places of strong international integration.
The exchange agreement between King's and Sciences-Po allows for up to 35 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate students. This equates to 35 students going for a full academic year OR 70 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
The exchange agreement also allows for up to 4 placements of 4-months for Postgraduate Taught students on the European Studies (French) MA.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
French students will need to have obtained at least 65% average in their first year to be considered for this university.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.