Sciences Po


For over one hundred years, Sciences Po has been dedicated to teaching international affairs. In 2010 Sciences Po decided to take its commitment to training future global leaders one step further in creating the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

"Among the grandest of grandes ecoles" (The Economist)

  • PSIA embodies the Sciences Po heritage in offering its students a fundamental education through an interdisciplinary grounding in the social sciences. PSIA calls upon leading professors, regional experts, and practitioners from Sciences Po, the Centre d'etudes et de recherches internationales (CERI) and beyond in order to offer its students a comprehensive curriculum of indisputable academic excellence.

  • PSIA offers a full course of study in English, and attracts the very best minds from around the world: half of the student body is made up of international students (900 students from 80 countries).

  • PSIA is known as one of the most prestigious schools in Europe because of its holistic and intensive programme design that encourages students to think across intellectual silos and allows them to chart their own individual course of study towards careers in global leadership service.

  • PSIA is unique in placing its graduates on a truly international market on all continents, international and regional organisations, diplomatic corps and public administration relying on international cooperation, non-governmental organisations operating at the international level, multinational firms.

    APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

  • Addresses


    Paris School of International Affairs
    27, rue Saint Guillaume
    Paris, Cedex 07
    Paris, 75007


    Paris School of International Affairs
    27, rue Saint Guillaume
    Paris, 75007

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    Paris School of International Affairs
    27, rue Saint Guillaume
    Paris, 75007

    Degree Requirements

    Sciences Po Master Degree (Master de Sciences Po) - Four semesters

    • PSIA Fundamentals: the root PSIA Master Core curricula and minors, should be completed during the 1st year:

      - International Economics (48 hours, lecture and customised tutorials)

      - Public International Law (48 hours, lecture and customised tutorials)

      - World Politics (48 hours, lecture and customised tutorials)

      - Quantitative Methods (24 hours)

      - Management Skills (24 hours)

    • SIA Master core curriculum: choice of eight 24-hour modules in eight salient fields of international affairs, half of which are to be completed during the 1st year
    • PSIA minor programmes: choice of two minors--thematic, regional or skills--allowing students to acquire a sub-specialty in a policy field intersecting their Master core curriculum or in a region of the world, or else a subset of professional skills. Each minor is made up of four 24-hour modules to be chosen among six or seven, half of which are to be completed during the 1st year
    • One foreign language per semester and one optional foreign language: intensive French language training is possible for students with no prior training before arriving in Paris
    • A work-related, one-semester capstone experience fully integrated into the PSIA curriculum: internships, field research, consultancy projects provide PSIA students with invaluable hands-on experience and enrich their comprehension of the issues and stakes when back in the classroom during their last semester in their chosen policy fields and regional studies
    • General requirements of the Sciences Po Master degree: a year long workshop ("project collect if"), final oral exams related to the PSIA curriculum ("Grands Oraux")

      PSIA's holistically designed two-year course of study is best visualised with a graph.

    Fields of Specialization

    PSIA Master Programmes:

  • International Security
  • International Economic Policy
  • International Public Management
  • International Development
  • Science and Environmental Policies
  • International Energy
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
  • Development Practices (young professionals only)

    PSIA Minor Programmes:

    Thematic Minors

  • Global Health
  • Migrations
  • Implementing Economic Policy
  • International Energy
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

    Regional Minors

  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Russia

    Skills Minors

  • Project Management
  • Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • Methods in Social Sciences

    Joint Degrees

    PSIA has a very dense international network and promotes mobility. Aside from welcoming over 100 international exchange students every year, PSIA has knit close ties with leading sister institutions in the field of international affairs through the establishment of eight dual degree programmes. Students are recruited internationally and spend their first year in Paris at PSIA and their second year in PSIA's sister school.

  • Bocconi University
  • Freie Univresitat
  • Georgetown Law, Georgetown University
  • SIPA, Columbia University
  • London School of Economics
  • Peking University
  • Saint Gallen
  • Stockholm School of Economics

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