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Sciences Po

School of Public Affairs

The Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs at the School of Public Affairs are two-year programmes open to applicants with an undergraduate degree. The school also offers two one-year programmes for young professionals and dual programmes with partners such as Columbia University, LSE, GRASPP-University of Tokyo and Fudan University. All programmes are offered in English and French in Paris. The school trains students for a wide range of public affairs-related careers spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors and the local to global scales. It aims to educate a new generation of leaders determined to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative solutions for the Common Good.

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Entry Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher depending on the Master
Duration: one or two years
Location: Paris
Language: English / French
Selection: application + English test
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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dec 17

03:30 PM

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  • Yann Algan


  • Anaïs Ronchin

    Student in 1st year of the master Politiques publiques, filière Santé

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  • Yann ALGAN - Dean
  • Lise HEMELSDAËL - Student - Master 1, Master Public Policy, speciality Cultural Policy and Management
  • 00:15

    The Pitch


    I'm a second year law and political science student attending a French university. I am wondering about the kind of students this program is looking for. Could you enlighten me? Moreover, what are the basic requirement to attend Sciences Po's Public Affairs school?


    Does the school have any links to working on local policy at the city or national level?


    Are some relevant experiences in public areas (ministry, international institutions,...) required or at least highly recommended in order to have a consistent application ?

  • 10:11

    In our motivation elements and during the oral, do we have to concentrate more about the specialization or about the school of public administration? Thanks


    In the school, there are so many possibilities to prepare a competitive exam (INET, ENA, Quai d'Orsay). But if you failed, what are the openings?


    Three Words Max


    I am a final year law student in India. I want to apply for MPP program. Will my academic performance in undergraduate study impact my chances of acceptance even if I have sufficient work experience?

  • 22:06

    What are the options and how difficult is it for international students outside of the European union to find work in Europe after graduation?


    What about social life in Sciences Po?


    If I choose the joint degree between Sciences Po and Munk School of Global Affairs, do I still need to choose a policy stream or does that apply only for the European Affairs masters?


    How has this program evolved over the past years with major changes in technology and design? Any new classes this year?

  • 30:30

    How many foreign students may you accept in the Master in Public Affairs (MPA)? Are they quotas?


    The Expert Question


    Expert Question: Your site says a new public policy paradigm is being shaped by the awareness of individuals and groups. Can you explain this change, and how does your school prepare students for this new environment?


    Could you also talk a little more about the double degree with École du Louvre?

  • 37:27

    Is it more difficult to integrate a policy stream than another?