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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2023
    January 12, 2023 to May 26, 2023
  • Fall 2023
    August 24, 2023 to December 21, 2023
  • Academic Year 2023-24
    August 24, 2023 to May 24, 2024
  • Spring 2024
    January 5, 2024 to May 2, 2024


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

Sciences Po, the French "grande ecole" for the study of political science, international relations, economics, sustainable development, law, and related subjects accepts one Cornell student each year.  Preference is given to full-year students.

What is unique about this program?

  • Sciences Po has a dynamic teaching faculty, high achieving students, and a special “methodologie” for their classes involving student presentations and group work.
  • EDUCO, Cornell's consortium program in Paris, arranges optional activities & excursions and can provide tutorial support.
  • EDUCO arranges housing in homestays or student residence halls at the Cite Universitaire.
  • Students from the College of Arts & Sciences must take all their courses in French. All students must have advanced French to study at Sciences Po.
  • The EDUCO Consortium of Cornell in Paris is automatically a back-up for Sciences Po.

 What is unique about Paris?

Needless to say, Paris is central to many ideal visions as the hub for philosophy, music, art, literature, theater--in short, culture.  But it is also the hub for political thinking and action on matters of identity, representation, labor rights, medicine, banking, and climate concerns. Whether in the streets, the cafes, or the classrooms, you will be at the heart of much that is changing in Europe.

Sciences Po has just inaugurated a new building on the site of the former "Artillerie," originally a Dominican monastery that has served the French military since the Revolution.  Centrally located on the Left Bank, this space is attached to original site and serves masters and PhD students along with undergraduates. Sciences Po also has six additional sites solely for undergraduates, each with a different regional focus. Their largest undergraduate campus, focused on "transatlantic relations," is located in Reims, a 45-minute train ride from Paris. Cornell students may propose to study at any of the sites.

How do I apply?

Applying to study on this Cornell Global program involves the Global Learning application.  Applications to this competitive program are reviewed following the deadline.  The selected candidate will then be nominated to Sciences Po which will provide a simple online application.

  1. For Cornell Approval and Nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. Once nominated, Sciences Po will provide their online application which completes the admissions process.

Sciences Po Paris must be a first choice to be considered for admission.  EDUCO is the automatic assumed back-up for all Sciences Po applicants.  No second application is needed unless you desire a different back-up program.