Program Details

 Academic Calendar

Below are dates for 2016-2017.  The 2017-2018 academic calendar will be available from Sciences Po in May.  

Fall Semester

  • August 19:  First day of classes
  • December 12:  Last day of classes

Spring Semester

  • January 13:  First day of classes
  • May 15:  Last day of classes*

*Most law classes conclude before this date.

Available Courses

Course offerings for 2017-2018 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. Students should also note that Sciences Po does not have an add drop period so courses should be selected carefully. Once the semester begins students are not allowed to drop a course except under exceptional circumstances. In addition, Sciences Po has a strict policy on attendance and punctuality. Absences must be justified to the professor and more than two absences results in an automatice fail of the course. 

Housing & Facilities

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.

Not all Sciences Po facilities are necessarily accessible to students with disabilities. However, Sciences Po will make efforts to assist students in coordinating a schedule of classes that is accessible. Admitted students with disabilities should contact the Office of Transnational Programs following acceptance. You may also visit the Sciences Po Disability Services website for additional information.

Information on library facilities is available here.


Students are required to have a high level of French language proficiency.  It is expected that students' French language proficiency will be evident from previous professional experience and/or their academic background.  Students nominated for this program will be required to complete the second phase of the application process in French.  Students may be required to submit additional proof of French language proficiency once Sciences Po reviews this information. 

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.

Financial Aid

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 €215.  This fee will be factored into the student's financial aid. Georgetown University health insurance requirements still apply to these students.

Estimated Budget

The budget provided reflects amounts for 2017-2018.

Expense Estimated Budget
Tuition $59,850
Health Insurance $2,710
Student Visa $55
Rent $8,500
Living/ Food Expense $3,865
Airfare (2 RT tickets) $2,200
Local Transportation $575
Miscellaneous $2,500
Campus France $65
French Health Insurance $240
Abroad Insurance $180
TOTAL $80,740


Contact for Admitted Students

Nur Manisali

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