Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Bordeaux)
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Governance.
Sciences Po Bordeaux student experiences
Fall semester: end of August - mid December
Spring semester: beginning of January - mid May
Please be aware that at the beginning of each semester, there is a compulsory orientation week.
Exchange students have specific exams. They cannot take their exams with regular students.
* FRENCH TRACK STUDENTS: Requirement - B1 official certificate level in French (CEFR). A certificate from a French language teacher or an official language certificate is required.
* POLITICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE/ ATTESTION: Requirement - B2 official certificate level in French (CEFR). To qualify for these certifications, students must take 3 mandatory seminars: French Language and Civilization, Political Studies, and French Contemporary Issues. These courses are focused on fostering students’ critical thinking and oral skills in French through comparative analyses of contemporary issues in France and their home countries.
The Certificate of Political Studies (CEP : Certificat d’Études Politiques) for students who complete one academic year (60 ECTS credits) of study
The Attestation of Political Studies (AEP : Attestation d’Études Politiques) for students who complete one semester (30 ECTS credits) of study
ENGLISH TRACK STUDENTS: Requirement - B2 level in English according to the CEFRL (IELTS 6), level in French has to be under B1 (English taught courses are for beginners in French only). Have you taken French in Highschool? A certificate from a French language teacher or an official language certificate is required for your UU application in Osiris.
Scienco Po does not require any official language certificates but will check nominated students’ language level both in English and French. Both a certificate from a French language teacher and one from an English teacher or exchange coordinator are required for the student’s online application if the student does not have official language certificates.
|Areas of study open for exchange students|
Please note that students cannot register for courses before their arrival in Bordeaux (but the courses offer can be found in the catalogue on their website).
A regular student at Sciences Po Bordeaux has to obtain 30 ECTS per semester or 60 ECTS for one academic year.
|Courses at Master level|
|Estimated living costs per month|
Housing from 200€ to 600€
Total: 580 - 1580€
Students must have the European Health Insurance Card
University Accommodation: Foreign students who wish to stay in a university residence hall must apply online to the CROUS de Bordeaux before June 1, 2021 (first semester’s students) or before October 25, 2021 (second semester’s students). They must also email their registration data to Eléna Dubâa: email@example.com
CROUS = the organization responsible for managing student accommodation, restaurants, grants, etc.
Private accommodation: Accommodation is difficult to find in Bordeaux. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Before leaving you have to give three-month notice.
• Hotels and residences: www.estudines.fr ; www.adele.org ; www.teneo.fr
European universities use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and normally, you obtain 30 ECTS per semester
Study load per semester 22,5 ECTS (minimum) - 30 ECTS credits
See ‘keuzecursussen in het buitenland’ under Studeren in het Buitenland.
Number of places: 4 x semester or 2 x full year
Erasmus code: F BORDEAU37
Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?
Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
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