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Sciences Po Paris (IEP)

Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Paris, 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75337 Paris, France
3.92 / 5 based on 324 reviews.
Description:
Sciences Po is one of Europe's most distinguished universities located right in the heart of Paris. With a long history of more than 125 years, Sciences Po educates the best young minds not only of France but also of Europe for leadership. Sciences Po prepares its graduates to pursue their future careers in various paths such as international business, public administration and service sector, multilateral organisations and many other fields of endeavour. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
74% of students recommend
324 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (324)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (90)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (138)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (84)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (12)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Get a laptop, and ask loads of stupid but intelligent sounding question in class. In a room full of foreigners who have difficulty understanding what you are saying, you will be seen as intelligent and witty. Read Review
olaoirer, France

324 reviews of Sciences Po Paris

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HOUSING    
by Valentina, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
International Relations, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It's the solution that allows you to be more independent.
Personal comments:
Students need to manage to find housing on their own, support from univerity is limited, and consists mainly in advice from senior students
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STUDENT LIFE    
by marqueena, Universitšt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Political Science, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Too many to count! ;-) But I loved the whole quarter Saint-Germain and walks through night-time Paris are amazing!!!
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ACADEMIC    
by Kristi18, University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
Political Science, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Take the regular french courses and avoid the courses for international students as much as possible. The calibre is much high in genuine sciences po courses.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
The key to success at Sciences Po is to find the right book... text books are not provided, so you will succeed based upon the fact of whether or not you can research well in libraries.

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by Mandy, King's College - University of London, London, United Kingdom
Political Science, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Although my french was pretty good before going to sciences-po, undoubtedly this year in Paris was decisive for my fluency in French. There is no better way to excel in language but to go in the actual country and live there for a year.
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EXPENSES    
by Raffaella, LUISS, Rome, Italy
Political Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Additional University scholarship
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Food and telephone (expecially the mobile)were more expensive in france than in italy.
Food, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
You can receive a remboursement from the CAF for the rent of your appartment
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OVERALL    
by Ronan, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Economics, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Go but be prepared to suffer. It makes the fun bit more enjoyable. Or if you dont have to suffer, spend all of mummy and daddys hard earned cash and justify it by saying that you only live in Paris once as a student.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Bit small and far too elistist fro its own good. Believes its own propaganda. But you will have superb teachers and academic facilities. Am approaching things differently than the anglosaxon model and have actually been forced to learn stuff and not cram fot end of year exams.



FINAL COMMENTS

Get a laptop, and ask loads of stupid but intelligent sounding question in class. In a room full of foreigners who have difficulty understanding what you are saying, you will be seen as intelligent and witty.
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