Sciences Po, Paris

 Sciences Po Campus Artillerie 16-9

LSE and Sciences Po were both established in the late 19th Century around similar models. With a common focus on teaching and research in the Social Sciences, both institutions aim to contribute to the improvement of society by promoting the impartial study of its problems and the training of those who translate policy into action. Collaboration between LSE and Sciences Po has developed and intensified over the past 15 years and includes teaching, research and networking activities.

LSE-Sciences Po Undergraduate Exchange

LSE and Sciences Po launched an Undergraduate Exchange Scheme that started in the 2011-12 academic year.  This student mobility scheme enables up to 10 undergraduate students from each institution to study at the other for one academic year thus enhancing their study experience and potential career prospects.

For LSE students the year at Sciences Po is in addition to the requirements of their LSE award.  For further information please click here.

Double or Dual Degree Masters Programmes

The Double Degree in Affaires Internationales was launched in 2004/05. Students spend Year 1 studying the Master Affaires Internationales  at Sciences Po in Paris and Year 2 studying one of two MSc programmes (International Relations or International Political Economy) at LSE's Department of International Relations in London.

The Double Degree in Urban Policy was launched in 2005/6. Students spend Year 1 studying the Master en Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines at Sciences Po in Paris and Year 2 studying one of three MSc programmes (Local Economic Development; Urbanisation and Development; or Regional and Urban Planning Studies) at LSE's Department of Geography and Environment in London.

The Double Degree in European Studies was launched in 2007/08. This distinctive and prestigious multi-stream European Studies qualification enables students to obtain a Master Affaires Européennes (Master of European Affairs) from Sciences Po, and will have the opportunity to complete one of four MSc programmes at the European Institute.

The Dual Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with Sciences Po was launched in 2004/05. Students follow Year 1 of the MPA programme at LSE in London and Year 2 of the Masters in Public Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris.

PhD Student Exchange

LSE has established PhD Student Exchange programmes with a small number of institutions around the world including Sciences Po. These exchanges offer our research students a wonderful opportunity to visit another institution, to benefit from additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to experience the academic culture and professional networks of another country. 

To apply for visits taking place during the 2023-24 academic year, get in touch with our colleagues from the Global Opportunities LSE (GO LSE) team: 




Historically, faculty from LSE and Sciences Po have presented their work in London and Paris. Listen to Dean Arancha González' talk with Jeffrey Chwieroth about the current international order recorded in October 2022