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UW Study Abroad Program Manager: renesm, shannonq
Program Information:

Location Paris, France
Academic Term Summer Quarter (A-Term)
Summer Quarter (B-Term)
Estimated Program Fee $3,131
Credits 2-3 UW Credits (4-6 ECTS)
Prerequisites Current undergraduate student; 2.5 GPA or above
Program Manager Mike Renes |
Priority Application Deadline May 15 (Spring Semester)
General SciencesPo is the premier institution in France for the study of political science, economics and law, and continually ranks among the best universities in the world. It is located in the heart of the left bank of Paris, and within walking distance of many major sites.
Founded in 1945 as a successor to l'Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (also known as Sciences Po) is a semi-professional school rather than a university, and has a faculty of private business-people, government officials, and scholars. The mission of Sciences Po is to provide its population of around 5,000 students, 800 of whom are international, with training in the social sciences emphasizing the contemporary world. Sciences Po has traditionally educated the French political and diplomatic elite, but its academic focus also spans law, communications, finance, business, urban policy, management, and journalism besides political science and international politics. Its campus is just off the the Seine River and it comprises 17th and 18th century mansions located on and around rue Saint-Guillaume in the VII arrondissement of the Left Bank.

This Summer School option is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on the Paris campus. In 2016, the programme hosted over 300 students, representing 51 different nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds.


With a population of over 2.2 million, Paris is the most populous city in France. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage and serves as the global center for art, fashion, and more. To the visitors, Paris offers a range of famous landmarks, including Eiffel Tower and the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral. In addition, visitors can also indulge in the numerous sidewalk cafes and exquisite cuisines while marveling at the city's beautiful architecture.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in the English track offered by this summer school are required to demonstrate advanced (level B2-C1) proficiency in English. Applicants may either provide official level certification or proof of at least two years of study in English, or they may complete an assessment through the Sciences Po. Students participating in the French track offered by this summer school must provide proof of their current level of French or they may complete an assessment through the Sciences Po. Students who at a beginner level in French don’t have to fulfill this requirement.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 2 - 3 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.


The University Programme offers two academic tracks in social sciences and French language. Both tracks are available during each session of the Summer School. Each session, students choose one core course in either the social sciences track or the French language track for intensive study for the duration of the session.  Students who attend both sessions may choose to remain in the same track, or switch tracks after the first session. In addition to their core social sciences or French courses, students may choose to expand their curriculum by adding an elective course, which will be held three afternoons per week for an additional cost

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



For Summer 2018, the Summer School offers two official housing options. Students have a choice from apartment living through Comforts of Home or student dormitory living through the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). The apartments offer internet access, fully-outfitted kitchens, furnished rooms, and a shared bathroom. The student dorms offers similar features and also provides access to communal areas to meet fellow students. Housing fees ranges from 830 € to 1190 € per session, depending on the type of accommodation chosen. Students may also find alternative accommodation in Paris, a few of which are listed here: Accommodations in Paris


The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $3,131

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1000)
  • Food (about $20/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money

Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the Sciences Po Summer program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.