If you are a degree seeking student, the procedure is detailed here.
Make sure to visit this link for more information.
For degree seeking students: If you are applying for a Master’s program, a “Commission de Spécialistes” will evaluate your application. In the case where you are admitted to Sciences Po Lille, your letter of admission will be issued and the scanned copy will be emailed to you.
If you are accepted in a Master's degree at Sciences Po Lille, the courses you will follow will depend on your Major and are mostly taught in French. Make sure to read the following page (under Ma Maquette Pédagogique) for more information.
Fees And Expenses
If you come to Sciences Po Lille as a free mover, your tuition fees will be calculated when you register and range from 180€ to 4000€.
If you are registered as a Master's students in Sciences Po Lille, tuition fees will depend of program of your choice andyour parents' income. The exact amount will be calculated during registration.
If you come from outside of these countries, you will need a valid individual or university insurance covering you for medical expenses, travel and repatriation. You will also have to register to the French Social Security system by visiting this link which will allow you to get the same reimbursements for your health expenses as French citizens.
Be careful when browsing Facebook or ad websites such as Le Bon Coin (which is the most popular in France) as there can be a lot of scamming attempts there. In general, if somebody is requiring you to pay in advance, is asking for a Mandat Cash payment or if the ad seems too good to be true, this should raise red flags...
If you come from any European Economic Area country (European Union country and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland, you will not need a visa to study in France. If you do not, you will need to apply for a study visa, regardless of the duration of your stay.
You can apply for a study visa online by visiting the France Visas website. For a more detailed explanation of the different types of visas, make sure to read this article. The important thing to keep in mind is to validate your visa within 3 months after your arrival in France. This can also be done online here.
There are a few documents that we recommend you to read before your arrival and during your stay at Sciences Po Lille as they contain some useful information and tips:
- Courses Catalogue: You can find all courses available for international students in this document
- Fact sheet: A quick overview of key details about Sciences Po Lille
- International students' guide: A detailed guide on everything you should know about Lille and Sciences Po Lille
- Academic Calendar: The most important dates regarding your mobility are there, this is useful to know when you can expect your next vacation...
- Grading scale conversion: A useful guide to help convert the grades you receive at Sciences Po Lille
You are absolutely right... Praline is Sciences Po Lille's mascot, you may be able to see her roaming around the corridors from time to time...