Skip Navigation

Jump to:
BA/MA Program | Junior Year Abroad | Semester Abroad
Journalism Program | Menton Summer Program | Housing

Exchange Program with Sciences Po Paris

The 5-Year BA/MA Program with Sciences Po Paris

Program Description

The 5-year BA/MA Program with the renowned French political science institute Sciences Po Paris provides a select group of undergraduate students a unique opportunity to pursue an accelerated, five year consecutive dual degree BA/MA program between JHU and Sciences Po that will ultimately lead to a Master's degree from one of the four schools of Sciences Po.

One of Europe's most prestigious universities, Sciences Po has a strong international focus, and allows students to develop a cross-cultural and transatlantic perspective, while simultaneously offering a unique access to the field of international affairs. A member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), Sciences Po prepares its graduates for careers ranging from international business to law to government, and its Research Master's program also caters to students interested in academic or research-oriented careers.

Sciences Po also boasts an extensive global network of international leaders, governments, NGOs and corporations that students can benefit from during their studies and beyond.

The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), which houses the majority of Sciences Po's internationally-oriented Master's programs, is entirely bilingual, and students may choose to pursue either an English or French track of study. Students may also elect to pursue a Master's degree at the School of Journalism, School of Communication, or School of Law. Students interested in an academic career may also choose to pursue a Research Master's with the Doctoral Program at Sciences Po. Students who are not proficient in French will also pursue French language training during their course of study at Sciences Po.

Students apply to the BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year. Selected students spend their junior year at Hopkins, choosing their courses so as to ideally complete their major requirements before beginning their studies at Sciences Po. During their senior year, students remain enrolled at Hopkins but study as Sciences Po Master's students. During their second year at Sciences Po, students are not enrolled at Hopkins anymore but continue working towards their Master's degree at Sciences Po.

The Sciences Po program includes a one semester full-time internship of the students' choosing, in place of academic coursework, at a French or international organization or business.

For more information about Sciences Po and the Masters Program, please visit their websites: sciencespo.fr/en and http://master.sciences-po.fr/en/node/14.

Eligibility

The BA/MA program with Sciences Po is open to majors who have:

  • Demonstrated strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated interest in public or international affairs
  • Demonstrated a high level of maturity and a clear intent to pursue an intensive Master's program abroad

Additional study abroad is not permitted for students applying to Sciences Po, with the exception of a summer semester or during Intersession.

Application and Admission Process

Students first apply to the BA/MA Program with Sciences Po during the second semester of their sophomore year.

Applications consist of:

  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest indicating motivations for wishing to pursue the BA/MA program, international experience and career interests. The statement of interest must be in French if the applicant wishes to pursue a French track. There is no specific page or word limit for the statement of interest. However, students should aim to be as concise as possible.

Applications must be emailed to Director Sydney Van Morgan (sydney@jhu.edu). The deadline, which has not yet been set, is typically in early February.

Selected students will then be invited for an interview, which will take place 1-2 weeks after the application deadline (final date TBD).

Notifications of preliminary acceptance will be sent shortly thereafter. Selected students will complete a supplementary application to Sciences Po during their junior year for final approval.

Sciences Po Junior Year Abroad Program

Program Description

Motivated majors demonstrating a high level of maturity and strong desire to study international affairs while abroad may apply to spend their junior year at Sciences Po. Students may choose to spend their junior year at the Paris campus or at one of Sciences Po's regional undergraduate campuses.

The regional campuses are distinctive from the Paris campus in several ways. Each campus has a specific regional focus, which is often comparative in nature. The regional campuses have a smaller, but more diverse, student population, and consequently have more of an international campus community atmosphere. Students may choose between the following campuses, in addition to the Paris campus:

  • Le Havre (Europe - Asia)
  • Menton (Middle East and Mediterranean Affairs)
  • Reims (Europe-North America)

The remaining campuses require French or other language proficiency:

  • Dijon (Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Nancy (France-Germany)
  • Poitiers (Latin America)

As with the BA/MA Program, students can choose to take courses either in English or in French. Students who are not proficient in French will be required to take French language classes as part of their curriculum at Sciences Po.

For more information about Sciences Po's undergraduate program and its regional campuses:

Eligibility and Application Process

Participation in the Junior Year Abroad at Sciences Po is highly selective. Students must demonstrate a high level of academic performance as well as the completion of significant coursework in their major.

Students apply to the Junior Year Abroad in the second semester of their sophomore year.

Applications consist of:

  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest indicating motivations for wishing to study abroad at Sciences Po. The statement of interest must be in French if the applicant wishes to pursue a French track. There is no specific page or word limit for the statement of interest. However, students should aim to be as concise as possible.

Applications must be emailed to Director Sydney Van Morgan (sydney@jhu.edu). The deadline, which has not yet been set, is typically in early February.

Applications will be reviewed by an internal selection committee at Homewood.

Notifications of preliminary acceptance will be sent shortly thereafter. Selected students' applications will then be sent to Sciences Po for final approval.

Sciences Po Spring Semester Journalism Program

Program Description

Sciences Po's prestigious School of Journalism offers a competitive one-semester English language journalism program.

The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or who have had some journalism experience.

The program curriculum consists of a combination of lectures, workshops and reporting projects, in addition to mandatory French language classes for students who are not proficient in French.

For more information, please visit the website: http://college.sciences-po.fr/siteparis/undergraduate-journalism

Eligibility and Application Process

The Journalism Program is open to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and who have a demonstrated interest in journalism.

Applications consist of:

  • Unoffical transcript
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest (no more than 500 words)
  • Any clippings or journalistic articles that the applicant has written or worked on

Applications for Spring 2014 must be emailed to Director Sydney Van Morgan (sydney@jhu.edu). The deadline, which has not yet been set, is typically in early February.

Notifications of preliminary acceptance will be sent shortly thereafter. Selected students will be nominated by JHU and will upload their applications to the Sciences Po application database. They will then be reviewed by the Journalism School. Acceptances are made by the Sciences Po Journalism School. Any student who is not accepted to the Journalism Program will be automatically admitted to the regular Sciences Po exchange.

Sciences Po Fall or Spring Semester Abroad

Program Description

Students wishing to spend a semester abroad may also apply to Sciences Po, either at the Paris campus or at one of the regional campuses described above (See Junior Year Abroad).

Students may choose to take courses in either French or English. Students who are not proficient in French must include a French language course in their semester course load at Sciences Po.

Eligibility and Application Process

Students wishing to pursue a semester of courses at Sciences Po must demonstrate a high level of academic performance as well as a strong motivation to study at Sciences Po.

Applications consist of:

  • Unoffical transcript
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest indicating motivations for wishing to study abroad at Sciences Po. There is no specific page or word limit for the statement of interest. However, students should aim to be as concise as possible.

Applications for the Fall 2014 semester must be emailed to Director Sydney Van Morgan (sydney@jhu.edu). The deadline, which has not yet been set, is typically in early February.

Applications will be reviewed by an internal selection committee at Homewood.

Notifications of preliminary acceptance will be sent shortly thereafter. Selected students will be nominated by JHU and will be required to upload their applications to the Sciences Po application database.

Housing

The Johns Hopkins University housing policy (see below) applies to the Junior Year, Semester Abroad and Journalism Programs for the Paris campus only. JHU contracts with a third party called ACCENT International, which provides homestays or accommodation in a student residence building in the 12th arrondissement (Daumesnil: 18 Rue Victor Chevreuil, 75012 Paris) which is about a 40-minute commute from the main Sciences Po campus.

As part of the policy, students will be able to opt-out of the housing requirement and make their own independent arrangements. Students who wish to opt out should make an appointment with Lori Citti, director of the Office of Study Abroad, and will need to sign a waiver.

JHU Study Abroad Housing Policy:

"Johns Hopkins University vets and approves study abroad programs based on academic quality, cultural immersion, and health/safety practices. As a component of each study abroad program, housing is an integral aspect of the abroad experience in that it promotes language and communication skills and provides opportunities for personal growth. In addition to meeting these learning goals, housing organized by the program sponsor provides an additional layer of safety and security.

For these reasons, Johns Hopkins University requires the use of program-established housing in home stays, residences, dormitories, or program-provided apartments by all Hopkins students on approved study abroad programs. Furthermore, Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages students to participate in a home stay experience if that option is available. Students who want to make independent housing arrangements should set up an appointment to meet with the Director of Study Abroad to discuss options and sign a waiver."

 

Style DIV, please skip.

Style DIV, please skip.