Sciences Po is a French “grande école” in the very center of Paris. Its campus is located just off the Seine River, and within walking distance of Notre Dame de Paris, the Panthéon and the French Parliament.

Since 1870, it has educated most of the French political and diplomatic elite. Its academic focus spans not only the political and economic sciences, but also law, communications, finance, business, management, and journalism. Sciences Po is attended by over 6,000 students, 30% of whom come from abroad. Instruction is provided by a staff of around 1,400 teachers, a majority of whom are practitioners in their respective fields.

Sciences Po has continental Europe’s biggest social sciences library and is home to some of Europe’s most famous research centers. It is a member of the Global Public Policy networks and has strong partenrships with the London School of Economics and Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.

Sciences-Po alumni and former staff include three past or present French presidents, thirteen past or present French prime ministers, twelve past or present foreign heads of state or government, and a former United Nations Secretary-General. Nearly every French politician or diplomat has attended Sciences-Po; the school has also educated fourteen current CEO's of France's forty largest companies.



Sciences Po’s campus is located in renovated historic buildings in the Saint Germain des Près quarter in the intellectual and administrative heart of Paris.

The main entrance


The school’s garden


The Great Hall


The library


The library’s garden