Sciences Po Lyon Institut d'Estudes Politeques
The IEP (or Sciences Po) Lyon is an autonomous body within the University of Lyon. It was established in 1946 by Charles de Gaulle, along with eight other institut d'etudes politiques. Programmes offered include anthropology, art history, classics, economics, French literature, geography, history and linguistics. The IEP in Lyon is one of the most respected institutes in France and both its programmes and international connections are extensive and world renowned. Students registered at the IEP can also take modules at the University of Lyon.
The exchange agreement between King's and the IEP Lyon allows for up to two Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to two students going for a full academic year OR four students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
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.