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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, 2 semesters college level French or by special permission., For courses in French, 4 semesters college level French
Course Restrictions:
Law courses are not open to study abroad students
Non-Rutgers Students:
Resident Director: Dr. Healey
Program Description:
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
  • In the Sciences Po-Dijon program, students from over 23 countries come to study the European Union with a special focus on the member states in Central and Eastern Europe
  • This program is ideal for students with advanced French language skills as most classes are instructed in French
Your Host City: Dijon
Mustard may be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Dijon and though the Musee de Moutard (Mustard Museum) is a must-see, Dijon is more than just a place to find good sandwich spread!  Dijon is an exciting student friendly locale.  It is also the capital of the Burgundy region and one of the most beautiful cities in the region.  In Dijon, you will find elegant Renaissance buildings and beautiful medieval churches and half-timbered homes.  Here you will bond with your new French and international friends at one of the many restaurants and cafes around the Place de la Liberation and shop for fresh foods at Dijon’s covered market.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Sciences Po- Dijon website.

Students with an advanced French language background can take classes conducted in French and in English.  Students with a basic level of French can follow the European Program track which requires an intensive French language class alongside your regular English instructed classes. 

Sciences Po-Dijon offers a wide range of courses in the political science, history, economics and sociology with an emphasis the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe.  When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at undergraduate-level courses in the correct term of study and on the Dijon campus.  *Please note: there is no Add/Drop period at Sciences Po.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Sciences Po- Dijon 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- Dijon. 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 Science-Po Dijon 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
Students are responsible for arranging 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 arrival in Dijon. 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 in Dijon please visit the Sciences Po-Dijon 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.