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.)
Sciences Po Reims and Paris
- Undergraduate Exchange Programme at Sciences Po Paris draws students from over 300 partner universities worldwide
- 7 500 students, 1 000+ exchange students
- Top-notch professors, researchers, professionals and an accomplished student body
- Academic focus on political and economic sciences, law, communications, finance, business, urban policy, management, and journalism
- Main campus, in Reims, is located 45 mins from Paris by train
- Reims offers certificate programs for students interested in International Affairs and Strategy, European Affairs, and Business and Economics
- Other Sciences Po campus options:
- Paris, located in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood (please note that there is cap on student nominations to this campus)
- The Franco-German Campus located in Nancy
- The Latin America, Spain and Portugal Campus located in Poitiers
- The Central and Eastern Europe Campus located in Dijon
- The Middle East and Mediterranean Campus located in Menton
- The Europe-Asia campus located in Le Havre
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Undergraduate and graduate exchange students can take courses taught in French, in English or in a mixture of both French and English (More information)
- Limited number of English courses available
- Students must have at least a B2 level to study in French (self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Students in the following faculties are eligible to apply: ARTS, LFS (some sustainability courses), and Commerce (UBCV) students
- Law students must have a cumulative average of 74% or above to attend this institution, must be fluent in French and the Go Global language proficiency document is required
- For the 2018/19 Academic Year Law students are not eligible to go to Sciences Po
- Semester 1: Early September to Late December
- Semester 2: Early January to Mid May
- Exchange students attending Sciences Po can choose between 7 regional campuses
- All students (except Law) must be in at least their third year while on the exchange
- Arts Students:
- If selecting Sciences Po Reims campus, please apply to "Sciences Po Reims-UniWide-STUDY"
- If selecting Sciences Po Paris OR another regional campus, please apply to "Sciences Po Paris-UniWide-STUDY" and identify your preferred regional campus in your application essay
- Please note that Sciences Po Grenoble and Sciences Po Lyon are both separate institutions from Sciences Po Reims and Paris
- Commerce Students:
- For Sciences Po Reims campus, please apply to "Sciences Po Reims-Commerce-STUDY"
- For Sciences Po Paris OR another regional campus, please apply to "Sciences Po Paris-Commerce-STUDY" and identify your preferred regional campus in your application essay
- Law Students: When applying to Go Global, select Sciences Po-LAW
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- Grading in France is on a scale of 0 to 20
- Each class is graded separately, and a minimum grade of 10 is required to pass a course
- In addition to the grades obtained in the courses, students receive another grade according to the ECTS:
- A = Excellent (the highest 10% of a class)
- B = Very Good (the following 25%)
- C = Good (the following 30%)
- D = Satisfactory (the following 25%)
- E = Sufficient (the last 10% of a class)
- FX = Fail (passing level not obtained)
- F = Fail (level considerably below passing)
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- Students are highly encouraged to take a French language class
- Students wishing to take a language class in another foreign language must have previously studied the language
- Incoming students can enroll in any of the numerous classes offered at Sciences Po, according to their personal interests and their home university’s requirements
- Graduate exchange students must be attached to a specific Masters programme and may not take courses in different Masters programmes - some graduate courses are not open to exchange students and some others may demand academic or language prerequisites
- Information about programs and courses at the Reims campus and the Paris campus is available online
- Law students will be admitted into the Master in Economic Law program at Sciences Po (see here) (Note that Sciences Po is not accepting Law students in 2018/19)
Full course load information
- Maximum: 30 ECTS credits per semester
- There is the possibility for students to take a 6th class, either in French language or in French civilisation
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- For summer students, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
- Some exceptions may apply
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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
Types of accommodation available
- Students attending the Reims campus can apply to live in student residences near the campus (more information here)
- Students studying in Paris will be required to find their own housing - be aware that the demand for housing in Paris is very high
- Sciences Po's housing department does provide some tips and links to housing databases to support students in securing accommodation