French Proficiency

Students at Sciences Po have the choice to take all courses in English (note that this may limit course choices) or to take some or all courses in French. Students who wish to take courses in French are required to have an advanced level of French language proficiency, and must provide proof of proficiency. Applicants may show proficiency by submitting one of the following: TCF results with a minimum score of 500 or DELF/DALF results with a minimum score of C1. Contact the nearest Alliance Francaise to find out more about TCF and DELF/DALF tests.

Online Application

All applications must be submitted through OTP’s online application system. Click the link below to create an account and complete the application requirements.

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Note: If you have already created an account for another semester abroad program, you need to do so again. Instead, use your email and existing password to login and start a new application.

Application Timeline

  • March 1, 2024: Online Application Deadline
  • March 11, 2024: Deadline for OTP to notify applicants if their Sciences Po applications have been approved
  • March 25, 2024: Deadline for approved students to submit secondary application materials requested by Sciences Po (details will be provided to approved students via their online account)
  • June 1, 2024: (tentative) Deadline for Sciences Po to notify approved students if they have been admitted to the program