2013-2014 Academic Calendar
An updated 2014-2015 calendar will be posted when it becomes available.
- July 10-July 16 - Online course registration
- September 2 - First day of classes
- October 28-November 3 - Fall break
- December 6 - Last day of classes
- December 13-21 - Exams
- January 6 - First day of classes
- February 23-March 2 - Spring break
- April 5 - Last day of classes
- April 8-11 - Exams
Course offerings for 2014-2015 will be posted on the Sciences Po website later in spring.
Sciences Po uses the ECTS credit system. Two ECTS credits are equivalent to one Georgetown credit. Students may earn up to a maximum of 28 Georgetown credits from any of the courses offered in the Master's of Economic Law-Global Governance Studies program, with the exception of clinics and language courses. Participants in this program who wish to receive credit for any course outside of the Global Governance Studies program must contact the Office of Transnational Programs by email to request approval. Participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP.
Students participating in the program will be expected to complete their JD degree during the same semester that they complete the Sciences Po program, at the end of their 3rd year of law study (4th year for part-time students.)
Courses are assessed by a variety of methods, including written exams, oral presentations, and papers. Sciences Po uses a 20 point grading system. A passing grade is 10 points or better out of 20. Courses are open to all students in the program and generally speaking, enrollment limitations don't apply.
Sciences Po does not directly arrange housing, but offers a special service that assists and advises students with finding accommodation. It also provides a list of contacts to make housing-seeking easier. Housing information for the area is available here.
Georgetown students accepted into the Master's in Economic Law program are expected to have a high level of French language proficiency. Students will be interviewed and asked to submit written statements in French as part of the application process. See the program application page for details.
Visas & Campus France
Students who are admitted to the program will need to apply for a visa. Before doing so, they must register with Campus France. Admitted students should plan ahead, as the registration process can take some time and must be completed before a visa application can be completed. See Campus France's website for more information.
While studying abroad through this program, students are eligible to receive the following funding: Federal Stafford loans, commercial or Grad PLUS Loans, and any grant or scholarship awards for which they have qualified. The same deadlines and application procedures for renewal of aid funds should be followed as if the student were attending at the Law Center.
This program, like all study abroad programs, has its own student living expense budget which will vary from the standard on-campus budget to reflect local costs and program-specific expenses. The budget may be lower than that for on-campus students.
Additionally, students should be aware that, pursuant to federal regulations, lenders may not disburse federal financial aid more than 10 calendar days prior to the actual start date of classes. For example , if classes at the foreign institution do not start until September 29, financial aid funds will post to the borrower's student account no sooner than September 19. Please note that the regulations require that the timing limitations be based on the start of classes, not orientation programs or other pre-class activities, even if required by the institution. Students should plan accordingly. See the Financial Aid section of our Study Abroad reference guide for details.
Students under age 28 who participate in this program must purchase the French state insurance, in compliance with the national social security law. The cost of this insurance is approximately €200. This fee will be factored into the student's financial aid. Georgetown University health insurance requirements still apply to these students.
Note: All Sciences Po facilities are not necessarily accessible to students with disabilities. Accepted students with disabilities should contact the Office of Transnational Programs following admission. You may also visit Science Po's website.
The budget provided reflects 2013-2014 amounts. An updated 2014-2015 budget will be posted as soon as it is available.
|Living/ Food Expense||$5,075|
|Airfare (2 RT tickets)||$3,380|
|French Health Insurance||$240|
Sciences Po's fact sheet about the program provides some additional details.