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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/18/2019 05/28/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Minimum G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Program Director:
Cathie Healey
Enrollment Restrictions:
For courses in English, French conversation skills suggested., For courses in French, 2 semesters college level French.
Course Restrictions:
Law courses are not open to study abroad students
Non-Rutgers Students:
Resident Director: Dr. Healey
Program Description:
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The Program
  • Sciences-Po, also known as the "Paris Institute of Political Studies" is one of France's top-tier universities—ranked  #52  in the world
  • The Sciences Po-Reims program offers a wide variety of English-taught classes giving students the opportunity to experience a synthesis between the European and American approach to issues on Political Science, History, Economics, Law, and Sociology
  • At Sciences Po- Reims, you will have the opportunity to take French language classes alongside your classes in English
Your Host City: Reims
Less than an hour from Paris by TGV is Reims (pronounced in French as rince or for the English speakers out there it is pronounced rance).  Reims is the capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region.  And yes, in a region named Champagne-Ardenne, Reims is one of the main producers of champagne in France.  Bombed during World War I and again partially destroyed in World War II, the majority of Reims was rebuilt in the art deco and art nouveau style.  However, remnants of Reims’ past can still be found around the city—particularly in its famous cathedral that dates back to 1211 the former site of the crowning of France’s kings. It is the largest city in the region and has plenty of museums, restaurants, cafes and parks to keep you immersed in la vie française.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Sciences Po- Reims website or course catalog

Sciences Po-Reims offers a wide range of courses in Political Science, American Studies, History, Economics, Law and Sociology with an emphasis on European and North American relations.  When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at undergraduate-level courses in the correct term of study and on the Reims campus.   You may choose to take classes in French, English or both. *Please note: there is no Add/Drop period at Sciences Po.

Journalism Program
The journalism program for exchange students consists of news-writing workshops led by professionals in the field, an introduction to French culture and society, three lectures per week by faculty from Sciences Po, a research project, and French language classes.  For more information please visit the Journalism Program web page.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Sciences Po- Reims and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at the Sciences Po- Reims. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Late August – Late December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar of each member university, please visit the Sciences Po - Reims web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Sciences Po does not offer any on-campus housing.  You will be responsible for finding your own housing and purchasing your own food on this program.  Students are encouraged to begin their housing search as early as possible, prior to your arrival in Reims.  Please note, although it can be very useful to start your research before arrival, we do NOT recommend you rent an apartment sight unseen from a stranger.

For more information and helpful links on accommodations please visit the Sciences Po-Reims website.

Financial Information

For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.    For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.