Academic Calendar

The 2024-2025 academic calendar is not yet available, however it is expected to be similar to the 2023-2024 calendar below.

September 2, 2023: First day of fall classes
December 2, 2023: Last day of fall classes
December 15-21, 2023: Fall term exams

January 8, 2024: First day of spring classes
April 8, 2024: Last day of spring classes
April 15-20, 2024: Spring term exams

Available Courses

Course offerings for 2024-2025 will be posted on the Sciences Po website later in spring.

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 to request approval. Participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP. Credit earned at Sciences Po is calculated in accordance with the ABA’s standard class formula (12.5 hours of class time, plus 30 hours out of class preparation and studying, per one credit hour.) Students may be asked to verify the number of hours each course meets in order to confirm the number of credits that the student will receive upon completion of their study abroad program. Workshop short courses that meet for a total of 8 hours are typically worth .686 Georgetown credits. Because Georgetown does not award partial credit, the total credit from workshop courses will be added up each term, and rounded down to the nearest whole credit, and the total added to the overall credit earned for the semester. See the Study Abroad Policy for details.

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 however, 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 automatic 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. Sciences Po also provides general housing information for the area.

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.

Library facilities are also available to all students.

Language 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.

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.


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 below reflects 2023-2024 amounts, an updated budget for 2024-2025 will be provided when available.

Expense Estimated Budget
Tuition $75,950
Health Insurance $3,430
Student Visa $60
Rent $13,000
Food $3,750
Airfare (2 RT tickets) $2,500
Local Transportation $660
Miscellaneous $2,500
Campus France $190
French Health Insurance $240
Abroad Insurance $195
TOTAL $102.475