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Location: Paris, France
Institution: Sciences Po
Terms:  Fall Quarter, Winter/Spring Quarters, Full Year
Application Deadline:
Fall Quarter/Full Year: February 10, 2015
Winter/Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015
Language of Instruction: French
Academic Interests: International Relations, Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology

Program Description

Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po is a global leader in teaching and research in the social sciences.  Many of France’s top leadership including numerous Prime Ministers and Presidents have been educated at Sciences Po.  The university has partnerships with 270 international universities leading to one-third of their students coming from outside of France.  This international approach has situated Sciences Po at the forefront of issues of globalization, diplomacy, development and public policy.


Sciences Po offers a broad offering of classes in the social sciences, emphasizing comparative studies in an international context.  Areas of focus include, contemporary history, economics and business, international relations, law, European studies, political science and sociology.


Sciences Po exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $6000 for housing and meals, about $1,500 for international airfare, and approximately $3,500 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program may be eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.