IMPORTANT: There is a single application deadline (in December) for both fall and spring candidates. You should attend a session of two series of specialized application workshops that take place in late October and early November. Students may sign up for these workshops starting in early October. All sessions meet in the OGE suite (Car Barn 210).
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.3
- Language Prerequisites: Intensive Advanced French II (FREN112) at time of application and French for Politics (FREN294) before departure; (if pursuing Russian, RUSS011)
- Interview: Selection interviews take place shortly after application deadline in December
- Language Evaluation: Two-part evaluation for French required of all applicants prior to application deadline (typically takes place before Thanksgiving)
About the Program
The Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP), or Sciences Po
as it is often called, was founded in 1872 and served as a model for the Walsh School of Foreign Service. With a student body of over 10,000, Sciences Po is a dynamic institution attracting high-ranking government administrators, political figures and industry leaders as instructors. It has educated the principal politicians in France since its conception.
Sciences Po Paris opened several satellite campuses in the early 2000s to address a growing demand for regional studies opportunities. The Dijon campus
focuses on Central and East European studies.
Dijon held a strategic position in Celtic times on the tin merchants' route from Britain to the Adriatic. It became the capital of the dukes of Burgundy around 1000 AD and they used their tremendous wealth and power to make Dijon one of the greatest centers of art, learning, and science in Europe. It lost its capital status upon incorporation into the kingdom of France in 1477, but has remained one of the country's preeminent provincial cities.
- Full year: late August to mid-May
- Fall: late August to late December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Fields of Study
Language of instruction is French.
Fields of study include: Economics, European Studies, German, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Russian
The Dijon campus offers a variety of lesser taught European languages including Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Russian.
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 30 ECTS credits + Welcome Programme
Each semester you choose one cours + conférence de méthode (worth 10 ECTS credits), a European language course (worth 5 ECTS) and a selection of cours électifs / séminaires (worth 5 ECTS credits each). Additionally you will take the Welcome Program (worth 2 ECTS credits) during your first semester.
Course Information is available in the Grand Syllabus
(information on coursework in Dijon students begins on page 93). These are first and second year courses in the Sciences Po 5-year combined degree. Only French-taught courses are available for transfer credit. Course information for the following fall will be available in June/July.
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 9/20
You are required to live in program housing.
You will be housed in a private student studio residence. You may self cater or eat in one of the many dining facilities operated by the Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaire (CROUS de Dijon).
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website