Collège universitaire / Undergraduate Program
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Ofﬁce of Admissions Information concerning admissions to Sciences Po can be found on the Ofﬁce of Admissions website: www. sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/. It contains information on the various admissions processes, eligibility criteria, online application forms, admissions timetables and deadlines, guidelines on how to complete the application, and the foreign language requirements for each program. There are four possible processes for admission to the Undergraduate Program of Sciences Po. 1. The admission by examination process is open to students completing, in the same calendar year as their application, a French secondary school diploma, general or vocational (baccalauréat général ou technologique), or a recognized foreign equivalent, who wish to gain admission to Sciences Po. Admission is conditional on successful completion of the secondary diploma prior to ﬁrst enrolment. Admission by examination proceeds in two rounds: a preliminary admissibility round followed by a ﬁnal admission round for all candidates deemed admissible. Selection for admissibility is based on an admissions application for all candidates: admissions applications are reviewed by a committee, which assesses candidates’ academic performance, language skills, and motivation for admission to the Undergraduate Program. The committee takes into account not only academic transcripts, exam scores, and secondary school exam grades but also the candidates’ involvement in extracurricular activities, including sports, cultural, political and student union activities. Based on these elements, some candidates may be exempted from the written exam and may proceed directly to the admissions interview. The three components of the written examination are: • a topic in History (coefﬁcient 2, duration 4 hours); • an elective topic, to be chosen independent of any secondary school specialization, from the following three choices: Literature and Philosophy, Mathematics, or Social Science and Economics (coefﬁcient 2, duration 3 hours); • a foreign language test in one of the following 8 languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese (coefﬁcient 1, duration 1.5 hours). Admissible candidates sit an admissions interview : admissible candidates must sit an interview. The interview committee has at its disposal the complete admissions application of each candidate. The admissions interview, lasting approximately twenty minutes, provides an opportunity to evaluate each candidate based on several criteria: motivation, open-mindedness, taste for innovation, intellectual curiosity, capacity to call up and bring to bear relevant knowledge, level of awareness of major contemporary issues, critical faculty, and ability to think independently. 2. The international admissions process is open to students who are completing, in the same calendar year as their application, or have completed in the year prior, a French secondary school diploma (general or vocational) abroad or a recognized foreign equivalent in France or abroad. This international process is exclusively for admission to one of the regional campuses of the Undergraduate Program or the Europe-Africa Program.