Overview

Sciences Po Lyon

City: Lyon
Language of instruction: English, French
  • Established in 1948 under the directives of General de Gaulle
  • Considered a Grande Ecole (elite school) in France with extremely competitive admission rates
  • Has established partnerships with top ranked universities around the world
  • It is part of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) system of schools, with ten other locations including Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Strasbourg etc.
  • Well known for its research in political science, the social sciences, and the humanities
  • Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Has two Roman amphitheatres showcasing rich and extensive history

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Partner university's areas of study

Arts

Notes on Language of Instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students from the Faculty of Arts

Term dates

  • Fall semester: mid-September to mid-January
    • Students taking the Certificate of French and European Studies finish exams in December and can return to UBC for Term 2.
  • Spring semester: mid-January to late-May

Timing

Term 1 exchange students taking the Certificate of French and European Studies finish exams in December and can return to UBC for Term 2.

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 2 ECTS = 1 UBC credit

Passing grade

10

Grading scheme

  • The standard Sciences Po Lyon grading system uses grades from 0 to 20
  • Students have to obtain 10/20 on each course in order to pass exams
  • 14 and above: EXCELLENT (Excellent work, only minor mistakes)
  • 13.9 to 12: VERY GOOD (Some mistakes, but overall still outstanding work)
  • 11.9 to 11: GOOD (Good and sound understanding but some basic mistakes)
  • 10.9 to 10: SATISFACTORY (Average work with deficiencies)
  • 9.9 and under: FAIL (Work does not meet basic requirements)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Courses are offered in English through the Certificate of French and European Studies,

Regular courses in French are the standard Sciences Po Lyon curriculum.

Full course load information

  • 30 ECTS per term

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Islamism in Arab Societies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Unification of Italy: a national or an international event?
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: French as a Foreign Language Course
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Contemporary Geopolitics
Partner course code: 2SAFGECT
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-10
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Geopolitics and Geostrategy of Africa
Partner course code: 2SEASGEA
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of France from 1940
Partner course code: HIST
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-11-14
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Europe's Nuclear Independence
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: European Imperialism in the 19th Century
Partner course code: n/a n/a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: A Cultural History of Britain
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Justice and Democracy in the Era of Globalization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Philosophy, Social Sciences and television series
Partner course code: 2nd year
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Neighbourhood Politics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: French Politics and Society
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Weak Parties, Weak democracies : French and US Political Parties in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Strategy and Decisionmaking
Partner course code: 2SA0STDM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: L'Europe face au monde: les politiques d'asile et d'immigration et leurs enjeux
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Fundamental Judicial Concepts
Partner course code: 4th
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Comparative and International Approach of the Fight Against Terrorism
Partner course code: 4th year
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Economic Crisis, Democratic Legitimacy and Institutional Confidence in Contemporary Democracies
Partner course code: n/a n/a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Scholarships + awards

  • Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
  • Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution (more information here)

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campus
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