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An Institute of Political Studies

Founded in 1948, Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA is one of the nine Institutes of Political Studies in France placed under the aegis of the National Foundation of Political Science. Its rigorous admissions process, through a highly selective admissions process, makes it one of theelite “Grandes Ecoles”.

Why « Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA »?

Members of the institute – be they professors, administrative staff, studentsor university colleagues, and even journalists, have always referred to it as Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA, so we have chosen to officialize the name.

An Ambitious Intellectual Program

A taste for action, scientific rigor, intellectual agility, moral uprightness… These are the qualities that Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA instills through all its programs in order to produce brilliant, competent and responsible decision makers. Within this framework, it is up to each student to find the path to his or her own intellectual and personal vocation in life.

Multidisciplinary education

Science Po’s graduate programs focus on professionally-oriented specialization, whereas undergraduate programs offer a mixture of humanities and social sciences in tandem with the main issues addressed in political science.

Students are also encouraged to do internships – in France or abroad – and to complement the academic culture that they experience at Sciences Po by encounteringdiverse forms of social and professional cultures elsewhere.

Individualized advising

Students receive individualized advice at every stage of their education and elective courses help them forge their own objectives. They will often exchange with professors and benefit from pedagogy that favors small workgroups.

Quality facilities

A library with some 120,000 volumes and 2,400 periodicals,which is connected to the major research networks. A press room, over one hundred open-access computers, Wifi… Students therefore benefit from a working environment that enables them to respond effectively to the demands of their academic programmes.

Partnering of the IDEX Project: Université Grenoble Alpes – The world-class innovation university


The IDEX project is exclusively focusedon creating a single world-class university: Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), which  will reinforce our capacity to attract leading scholars and students, develop ground-breaking research and competitive curricula and promote a specific identity focused on innovation. UGA is a fully integrated institution with joint research and education strategies and clear decision-making processes.

Excellent qualifications leading to numerous professional opportunities

Sciences Po degrees deserve their fine reputation and open the door to a multitude of professional opportunities. The institute’s alumni – members of a very active alumni association – are now executives in national public administrations, local government and businesses. Many of them work in political institutions, the media or international organizations. Certain graduates prefer to prepare for administrative exams (ENA) or a PhD.

A European caliber research center

Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA is a prominent researchcenter for the political, administrative and social sciences. The PACTE laboratory (Public Policy, Political Action, Territories) is one of the largest French research units. It is home to approximately 250 researchers.

Sciences PO Grenoble – UGA in Figures

  • 18 master’s programs
  • More than 100 administrative, technical and library staff
  • 700 faculty and professionals
  • 2200 students attend Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA.