Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Paris, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) is known for its excellence in the Social Sciences. Sciences-Po is also an urban campus composed of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century mansions, located in the heart of Paris. Its neighbors include ministries, embassies, corporate headquarters, publishing houses, and the Assemblée Nationale. Sciences-Po is one of 2 schools that has trained many people in high ranking government positions such as presidents and ministers. In addition to the professional advantages Sciences-Po's setting provides, its students are also exposed to the strong cultural flavor of the Saint Germain district: renowned cafés sheltering a new generation of philosophers, art galleries and architecture, shops and cinemas, and restaurants where editors lunch and left-bank denizens dine.
Students are responsible for finding their own housing for this program.
- no meal plan
Subsidized food is available to students on campus, and Paris is full of great restaurants and bistros!
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For Course information, click here
Students who study at Sciences Po for two semesters and meet certain requirements may earn the Undergraduate Exchange Programme Certificate. For more information, click here.
Students must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate studies in order to be eligible for the Sciences Po undergraduate exchange programme.
Most courses are taught in French, but there are many new English course options. Students can choose to study only in English. To take content courses in French, GT requires that students complete at least 2 years of college level French or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
There is also an opportunity to study at the Sciences Po Reims campus. Students can receive one of four certificates: International Affairs & Strategy, Business & Economics, European Affairs and Journalism. For more information click here.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Georgia Tech students are required to sign up for 6 courses per term when studying at Science Po.
Sciences Po = GT
Seminar/Elective (24 Contact hours) = 2 GT credits*
Lectures (48 Contact hours) = 3 GT credits
* Seminar/Elective courses may be combined to equal one GT course at the discretion of the academic unit.
A student should make an appointment with the OIE exchange advisor (listed above right) if interested in courses other than International Affairs or modern languages.
ECTS Grade = US Grade
13-20 = A
10-12 = B
7-9 = C
5-6 = D
1-4 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.