Franco-German dual degree in social and political sciences


Created in 1999, the Franco-German dual degree offers students the opportunity to study social and political sciences in France, at Sciences Po Lille, and in Germany, at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Munster.


Every year, an equal number of French and German students are selected to attend each participating institution. Sciences Po Lille selects the French students for the program, while the University of Munster selects the German students. The number of students accepted to the program is based on the number of places available (generally 40). These students stay together throughout their university studies, spending the first and third year in Lille and the second and fourth year in Munster.


Concerning their fifth year, students may study in Lille, Munster, another Sciences Po through mutualisation or at a partner university (according to their Master Specialty choice). Upon completing the program, students are awarded with three diplomas: a bachelor’s degree from the University of Munster, a master’s degree from the University of Munster, and the Sciences Po Lille degree. They also receive a certificate from the Franco-German University (UFA) that supports the program.


With the Franco-German dual degree program, students receive degrees recognized in two countries, two cultures and two different systems of higher education. This experience encourages students to be open-minded and develops their ability to adapt to new environments. This program also provides students the perfect opportunity to improve the two languages. English is also frequently used at both universities, which further reinforces the students’ linguistic abilities.

Applicants who held a French Baccalauréat or its equivalent– obtained at a French institution or abroad – must submit their application to Sciences Po Lille. All the other applicants must apply directly to Munster.

Application deadline for Munster is every year on 1st May and for Sciences Po Lille is from 17th January to 14th March 2024.

For further information please visit our French website.

For more details about Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Munster please visit WWU website.

Contact person for Sciences Po Lille:

Juliane Laporte

Assistant in charge of double diplomas
Office : 2.35