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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
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
Arabic, 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
  • This program is dedicated to the study of in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Gulf States with classes taught in French, English and Arabic
  • Students from 30 different countries gather to study the key political, economic and social challenges facing these regions
Your Host City: Menton
With beautiful weather year-round and a spot on the Mediterranean Sea, it is surprising that this old city on the French Riviera has yet to find its way onto many tourists’ itineraries.   But all the better for you!  Menton is a charming old city with beautiful gardens, buildings, markets and beaches. Its gentle climate made it the perfect place to grow lemons.  Every February, Menton celebrates the fruit with in its annual Lemon Festival.   Menton, which belonged to the Republic of Genoa in the 13th century, is within walking distance of Italy.

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

Content classes are taught in English and French.  Students without a background in Arabic or French can take beginner language classes.  Intensive language classes are available for all levels in Arabic and French.   Sciences Po-Menton offers a wide range of courses in the Political Science, History, Economics, Law and Sociology with an emphasis on the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf states.   When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at undergraduate-level courses in the correct term of study and on the Menton 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- Menton 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- Menton.  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 Menton 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 Menton. 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-Menton 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.