Sciences Po created the Emile-Boutmy scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po (1871), in order to welcome the very best international students from outside the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s programme.
Students who are not eligible are:
Swiss and Norwegian applicants, since they may be entitled to CROUS scholarships
Candidates who have dual citizenship, including an EU citizenship
Candidates from Quebec for master’s degree (since they may take advantage of sliding scale fees same as European applicants). Candidates from Quebec for a bachelor’s degree are eligible
Master’s level dual-degree candidates. Only applicants for the following dual degrees are eligible:
the dual degree in Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University
the dual degree Sciences Po/Fudan University with the concentration Europe-Asia in Global Affairs (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
the dual degree Sciences Po/Peking University (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
Ph.D. programme students (thesis)
Candidates for the 1 year Master’s programmes
The Emile-Boutmy scholarship may not be combined with other scholarship (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF…).
This scholarship is awarded based on merit and according to the type of profile sought for this programme. Social criteria are also taken into account.
The Emile-Boutmy scholarship is awarded to students arriving at Sciences Po for their first year of studies. The Emile-Boutmy programme can take several different forms:
A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme, in addition to a grant to cover part of the cost of living of €5000 per year.
A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
A tuition grant of €3,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.
On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of 19,000€ may be granted to cover the three years of College. Scholarship amounts are decided during the different admission juries. If you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost. If you have been granted for a scholarship and decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.
During the year abroad (third year of the undergraduate programme): scholarship recipients will retain their tuition fee grant and additional cost of living grant (if applicable).