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)
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-PSIA Fundamentals that root PSIA Master Core curricula and minors, should be completed during the 1st year:
- PSIA 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 collectif”), 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.
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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.