International undergraduates

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Sciences Po Grenoble is one of a network of highly selective political science institutes in France.  Our French students have to sit a competitive entrance exam to enter and the success rate is around 10%!  One of the reasons why Sciences Po is so popular is thanks to its vibrant exchange programme which enables all our second year students to spend a whole year on international exchange.

The IEPG has Bilateral Exchange agreements with over one hundred partner institutions around the world. Most of these agreements are in Political Science and/or the Social Sciences.


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You attend an institution which has an exchange agreement with the IEPG

  • You are selected by your home university which then nominates you to study at the IEPG. You pay home university fees.
  • The IEPG contacts you by e-mail to inform you of the admissions and registration procedures.
  • When you have completed your course of study, the IEPG issues a transcript of academic record.
  • Exchange students may attend the IEPG for either one semester (September to December or January to May) or the full academic year.
  • Full year and first semester applicants must apply by May 31. Second semester applicants must apply by October 15.


You attend an institution which does not have an exchange agreement with the IEPG (FREE MOVER)

  • You must have successfully completed two years of university study.
  • Minimum attendance of one semester. Full year and first semester applicants must apply by May 31.
  • You must pay tuition (2013-2014 tuition fees are €1300 for the year and €700 for one semester. If you are not European, you will need to add 213 euros social security costs (health cover).


Free movers are welcome to Sciences Po Grenoble !




Undergraduate free movers will attend the track corresponding to their level.

Graduate free movers may a maximum of 6 MA or undergraduate classes.

1 / Free movers can choose courses from any Sciences Po Grenoble :

  • undergraduate classes : semester 1  & semester 2 (around 8 classes in English per semester, and dozens of classes in French)

Admission into Masters’ programs

2 / You could also apply to join a 2-year MA programme. 

Call for application « Master Scholarships »! The « Initiative d’excellence » (IDEX in short) Université Grenoble Alpes is welcoming applications for the Master Scholarship program

Please connect to the French website to discover all our programs. For each program, you’ll find 4 kinds of information:



  • DÉBOUCHÉS (job prospects)


Example …

French website

3 / Our Masters’ program are structured around 4 policy fields




For additional information contact : Nicole Van Der Louw

Tel : +33 (0)4 76 82 61 01

Mail :


Admission to the full degree program is always by competitive examination. International students may of course apply for the full degree program, but they must take the competitive entrance exam to do so.

To join a Sciencespo undergraduate or graduate degree (most classes in French) you need a high B2/C1 level in French.