The Paris Institute of Political Studies, commonly referred to as Sciences Po is a prestigious and influential academic institution in the social sciences in France . It was founded in 1872 to promote a new class of French politicians in the aftermath of the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, and remains the primary institution of higher learning for French political and administrative elite.
Sciences Po Alumni include 32 heads of state or government, 7 of the past 8 French Presidents, 3 past heads of the International Monetary Fund, heads of international organizations (including the UN, WTO, IMF and ECB), and six of the CAC 40 CEOs. The school has also educated numerous intellectual and cultural figures, such as Marcel Proust, René Rémond, Paul Claudel, and Raymond Aron. In 2018, it was ranked as the world's 4th best school for politics and international relations.
Sciences Po undertook an ambitious reform agenda starting in the mid-1990s, which broadened its focus to prepare students for the private sector, put an emphasis on the internationalization of the school's curriculum and student body, and established a special admission process for underprivileged applicants. It also expanded outside Paris by establishing additional campuses in Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Poitiers, and Reims. The institution is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and the Global Public Policy Network.
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s program offered at the University.
- Undergraduate Level
The Emile Boutmy Undergraduate Program can take different forms ranging from €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study. On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of €19,000 may be granted to cover the three years of College.
- Masters Level
The Emile Boutmy Master’s Program can take different forms – either a grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters or a tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the Masters.
Fields of study:
Bachelors or Masters Program offered at the University
Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s program.
This scholarship is awarded based on factors of excellence and according to the type of profile sought for this program. Social criteria are also taken into account.
How To Apply:
Students must indicate that they are applying for the Emile-Boutmy scholarship in the “Financial information” section of their Sciences Po application. Students will also be required to include proof of income and documents explaining their family situation. For the academic year 2019-2020.
Bachelor : 8 April 2019
Master : 3 January 2019