The Sciences Po Summer School’s University Program (July Session) is a unique opportunity for university students from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on the Paris campus.   

Participants will be able to study alongside other students from around the world and connect to an international community! In 2022, students from over 35 countries and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds joined the Summer School.

Fields of study

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • French language
  • Political Science

UQ Students are able to participate in the July Session only. Find more information regarding specific courses on the host university website.

Credit equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 6 ECTS (one core course from the French language or social sciences track) (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Sciences Po entry requirements.

This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition will cost approximately $4,000 AUD. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

Cara - 2022

"I gained so many strong friendships, independence and increased my confidence in speaking and understanding the French language."








Georgia - 2022

"I was inspired to participate in this experience because I saw it as a brilliant way to improve my French not only with an intensive course but also with the opportunity to practice speaking outside the classroom while discovering the beautiful French capital."

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: 11 May 2023

Program Dates

July Session*

Start: 3 July 2023
End: 28 July 2023

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Paris, France (In-person)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate 


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.