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. 

    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

    1 core course = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 1 Science Po course (french or social sciences track) is successfully completed (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.

    Contact Sciences Po 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.

    Apply to UQ Apply to host


    Tuition will cost approximately $3,900 AUD, this does not include accommodation.

    Discounts may be available for early application. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


    Accommodation can be provided by Sciences Po as part of the program fee.

    Accommodation can be arranged through Sciences Po. For more information regarding accommodation, please visit the host university website.

    Jiangyu - 2019

    The experience enhanced my confidence and social networking skills. I learned economics combined with sociology. Professors are passionate and patient in the class. They offered detailed feedback on our presentation and give constructive advice for our study. I also had French elective courses, it is really good for a beginner to start with and the French teacher also had an afternoon tea time with us.

    Read more of Jiangyu's story here


    Joshua - 2019

    My time at SciencesPo in Paris reaffirmed my affinity for Europe, my passion for diplomacy and my desire to continue travelling the world. To be present in such a diverse classroom where individuals could offer personal anecdotes was both humbling and inspiring. Everyone will emerge from the experience differently but all participants will have grown in more ways than one.

    Read more of Joshua's story here





    Sarah - 2017

    In July 2017, I participated in the UQ Abroad short-term experience at Sciences Po, Paris. I had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it. I studied French at C2 level which helped me to prepare for the external Alliance Française DALF exam. I was very impressed with the quality of the teaching staff and the course. 

    Read more of Sarah's story here. 







    Oliver - 2017

    The classes were exceptionally engaging, with staff that listened, cared and engaged in your experience.

     Living as a student in Paris is hands down the best way to experience the vibrancy and complexity of the city, and I would recommend the experience to anyone else in a heartbeat. Memories of experiences like Bastille day in front of the Eiffel tower and seeing the final leg of the Tour de France will remain with me forever, as will my new deep appreciation for what it is to be French in the modern world. 

    Read more of Oliver's story here. 





    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 10 March 2020
    Host: 15 May 2020

    Program Dates (July session only available to UQ students)

    Start: 29 June 2020
    End: 24 July 2020

    Fast Facts

    Type: Study
    Mode: Study abroad​
    Location: Paris, France
    Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
    Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

    *Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

    OS-HELP Loan

    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.