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Political Science, Sciences Po Reims

Study Abroad Program Overview

Live an authentic, French experience all while pursuing your studies as part of Sciences Po Reims' global student community. Enjoy an intimate-size university setting offered by one of Europe's premiere institutions. Sciences Po Reims offers courses in both English and French that develop critical thinking skills and methodological rigor in Economy and Society, Political Humanities, or Politics and Government. In addition, the Reims program offers specializations in transatlantic relations and the issues, history and conflicts of the African continent. 

Sciences Po Reims is housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building—a former Jesuit College—near the famous Reims cathedral. A real historical monument and architectural wonder, the College was renovated so as to preserve the stones, woodwork, stained glass windows and paintings of the period, while integrating the modern spaces (classrooms and library) required to offer all the services and features of a world-class campus.

Discover French culture in France's prestigious and historical champagne-producing region. Live among 3,000 year-old vineyards that produce grapes for luxury houses such as Pommery, Tattinger, and Veuve Cliquot. The city of Reims has a quiet, safe, small-town feel and the elegant boulevards are home to many cafes and restaurants. Reims is about 45 minutes by TGV from Paris and offers easy access to popular destinations in France and the rest of Europe.

Students attend classes with host country students.

Language of Instruction

English; French

Students who have two years of university-level French, or equivalent, before departure may opt to take some or all courses in French.

Language Study


* Required during the semester unless you are fluent.


Year :  
late August to late May​

Fall :  
late August to late December

Spring :  ​early January to late May









​You can choose to live in a student residence or in a homestay. More information on housing

Extracurricular Activities

​Participating in extracurricular cultural and social activities while on UCEAP is an excellent way to meet people, improve your language skills, and integrate more fully into the community.
There are many students associations at Sciences Po Reims including sports, arts, the environment, politics, debating, chess and more.

On-site Support

​UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Local UCEAP staff in Paris will help you integrate into French culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See Your Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).​

Course Opportunities

The curriculum at Sciences Po focuses on political science, economics, international relations, law, and history. The Reims campus also offers unique course opportunities in business administration, journalism, communication, and African studies. Only students in eligible majors will be accepted into the program.

The comparative perspective of courses at Sciences Po gives the curriculum a strong international dimension. Sciences Po offers the opportunity for you to study at one of the most highly respected universities in France. 

You are required to take 6-7 courses, including one French language course and a French langauge workshop. Courses at Sciences Po are offered in French and English. If you have two years of university-level French, or equivalent, you are encouraged to enroll in courses taught in French. All subject area courses are upper-division and worth 4.5 quarter/3 semester units. French langauge courses are 4.5–6 quarter/3–4 semester units, depending on the level you are placed at. Beginning and intermediate French language courses are lower-division.

Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 24-28.5 quarter/16-19 semester UC units per semester required; six-seven courses. ​

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

Internships, research, and independent study are generally not available for this program.

​Established in 1872, Sciences Po is one of Europe’s most distinguished and well-known schools of public affairs. The majority of France’s political leaders are alumni, including former presidents Jacques Chirac and François Mitterrand.  The Euro-American campus in Reims, which is located within France's Champagne region about 45 minutes from Paris, will become the largest undergraduate campus of Sciences Po college. Sciences Po-Reims offers a campus environment in an historical setting.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.


UCEAP scholarships are available. Visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details on eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

List of Eligible Majors​​

Business Administration                                     International Development Studies
Business Economics                                          International Relations                       
Business Management Economics                    International Studies
Communication                                                  Journalism
Development Studies                                         Law & Society
Economics                                                          Legal Studies ​
Economics & Accounting                                    Management Studies
Economics & Mathematics                                 Peace and Conflict Studies  
Economics/International Area Studies                Political Economy 
European Studies                                               Political Science
Global Studies                                                    Politics
Global Cultures (UCI)                                         Public Affairs
Global Economics                                              Public Policy ​
History*                                                               Sociology**
History of Public Policy                                       Urban Studies and Planning
*Sciences Po only offers Modern History courses. This program is not appropriate for History students whose academic focus is Ancient History. 
**Based on individual campus curriculum and decided on case by case basis


Class Level:

Junior, Senior

Language Prerequisites:



3.20 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

Other Eligibility Requirements:

Sciences Po applicants must be majoring in and have a strong academic background in political science or a related field (with at least 1 upper division course completed prior to departure). Excellent relevant academic record required, and at least two years of university course work (high school AP credit does not count).

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Sciences Po Reims.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: