France, Paris

Sciences Po Paris

Bachelor, MBA

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Sciences Po Paris, located in the heart of Paris, is a selective and diverse French university specializing in the humanities and social sciences. It was established in February 1872 as the École Libre des Sciences Politiques by Émile Boutmy, French political scientist and sociologist. Sciences Po is generally considered one of the world’s most prestigious schools of the social sciences and has educated France’s political and diplomatic elite. It has 11000 students and 42% of students are international. Also, it has 350 partner universities worldwide and 35 dual degrees.

The Country

France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. It is a unitary semi- presidential republic with its capital in Paris. France is the most popular tourist destination in the world with over 75 million visitors annually. It has both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The landscape is diverse, with mountains in the east and south, including the Alpine peak of Mont Blanc which is Western Europe’s highest point. Due to favorable conditions for grape growing in the south, France is the world’s largest wine producer. Also, the country’s wines are rated among the best in the world.

The City

Paris, the “City of Light”, has long been France’s cultural, political, and business epicenter. It is located in the north of France on the river Seine and has the reputation of being the most romantic city. The city contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world’s most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido etc.Paris is one of the largest agglomerations in Europe with almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area.

Also, it is home to the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Clarins, etc.

Student life

At Sciences Po students can participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as conferences, competitions, debates and voluntary work. Trough those activities students can make new experiences and develop new skills. They encourage students to engage in an association, a student union, a campaign, a sport or a cultural activity.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at SciencesPo.

Health Insurance

Airfare

178 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

600EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

Included

Food*

177 EUR

300 EUR

Books

Included

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

30 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

Sciences Po is located in the heart of Paris, near the Seine River, so it does not have housing on campus for its students. Students have to make arrangements to find their own accommodation but Sciences Po offers many information and advices to help students find their accommodation. Also, students can use listings registry made only available to its students, where landlords may post housing offers free of charge.

Travel opportunities

France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It has beautiful beaches, high mountains, finest historic monuments, magnificent castles and many more. With 3,800 national monuments in and around Paris, you will have the opportunity to explore. Also, Palace of Versailles is located just 20 km away from the capital. While studying in France you can go on a short weekend city breaks in places such as Nice, Lille, Nantes or Bordeaux. Trains are a great way to get around in France. You can get pretty much from anywhere to anywhere else by train. For interregional trains you can book tickets online at www.voyages-sncf.com.