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Admission criteria and prerequisitesPolitical Studies Certificate for Foreigners

Students under contract

Any student willing to come to Sciences Po Bordeaux through a mobility programme as part of their course in a partner university, must be nominated by their university before: May 31st 2017 for an exchange the whole year.

In order to meet the criteria required to enter the Political Studies Certificate for Foreigners, students must :

  • Be of foreign nationality
  • Have undertaken and validated two academic years in political sciences
  • Mention it when registering online

Students without contract (external candidates)

In order to meet the criteria required to enter the Political Studies Certificate for Foreigners, students must :

  • Be of foreign nationality
  • Have undertaken and validated two academic years in political sciences
  • Present an application form including a copy of their diplomas, the academic transcripts and appreciations obtained during the university years, a cover letter and their résumé before April 30th 2017.
  • Pay the tuition fees.

Admission examinations

ALL CANDIDATES MUST TAKE TWO WRITTEN SELECTION EXAMINATIONS IN SEPTEMBER.

A French test (30’ written, 5’ oral)

In addition to the language certificate (TCF, DELF or DALF), students will be evaluated on their writing by expressing themselves on one or two topical issues (30 minutes) and on their speaking (5 minutes) with personal questions.

See the 2016 written examination

A case analysis (3h)

See the 2016 examination

These examinations are made to establish the students’ ability to organize their speech and to develop a reflection in French. To pass the P.S.C.F year, it is not necessary to master perfectly the structure of the French language, though students have to show motivation and involvement in their studies and in the life of Sciences Po Bordeaux.

In case of failure in the examinations, the students will be directly registered in the classic programme.

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