École Libre des Sciences Politiques or SciencePo was founded in 1872 by Emile Butny and it is now one of the most known universities in France, with campuses in seven cities: Paris, Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Poitiers, and Reims. Science Po offers degrees in five social sciences: political sciences, economics, law, sociology and history. 47% of its students are international and 27% of them receive financial aid.
Emile Butmy Scholarship was created in honor of the founder of the university and with the goal to support international students who come to pursue their undergraduate and master’s degrees at SciencePo. The scholarship will be given to students who come from outside European Union and who apply for the first time at the university. The candidates must apply for the scholarship by indicating their interest in the scholarship in their online application form for bachelor or masters’ degree.
Candidates who fall into one or more of the following categories are not eligible for the scholarship:
- students from Norwegia or Switzerland (they can apply for a different scholarship)
- applicants with double citizenship, one of them being European
- students from Quebec who apply for a master’s degree program are not eligible, although students from Quebec who apply for a bachelor degree program are eligible
- students who have applied for a one-year master program
- D students
- students who are coming to the university through an exchange program
- candidates who apply for a master dual-degree. Only the following dual degrees are eligible for the scholarship: the dual degree Sciences Po/Fudan University, the journalism degree Sciences Po/Columbia University, and the dual degree Sciences Po/Peking University.
Students who receive the scholarship can not combine it with other forms of financial aid.
The successful applicants are chosen based on their academic merit and background, but also based on their financial needs and social background. The scholarship can take more than just one form.
Undergraduate students can receive €7300 per year to cover their tuition fees plus a € 5000 living cost aid, or just a tuition grant of €7300, €5000 or €3000. Postgraduate students can be offered a tuition fee of €10000 or of €5000.
Deadline for application process is 26 April 2018 for undergraduate students and 3 January 2018 for postgraduate students. Candidates must include in their application form, at financial details section, their wish to apply for the scholarship, and documents that attest their financial need (payslips, unemployment help, tax return etc.).
You can find out more details about the scholarships and the application process by visiting the SciencesPo website.