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  • Locations: Lille, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Courtney Pollack Advising Required: Yes
Language Pre-requisite: 4 semesters of French (or equivalent) Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Level Required for Admission: Junior standing Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: No
Language of Instruction: French Language Courses Offered: Yes
Housing: Student Arranged Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is This Program Right for You?

Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille) has a wide curriculum of courses for students interested in Political Science and International Relations. Most courses are offered in French, with a few offered in English and other languages. One intensive French course is also available for students who speak French as a second language. Studying abroad in Lille is an ideal environment for adventuresome students wanting to enroll directly at a French university in a rigorous academic environment, while achieving fluency in French language.


AU students must have a minimum of four semesters of college-level French and six are suggested. Students should anticipate taking most of the coursework instructed in French. You have the opportunity to take any of the courses offered at Sicences Po Lille and can choose from an array of subjects in European Studies, Political Science and Public Administration, and International Relations. Courses taught in English are listed as "en Anglais."

Prior to the commencement of courses, IEP offers a Séminaire d'Integration to orient students on the French academic system and teaching methodologies. Intensive French language training is also included, to prepare students for  immersion into the French language over the course of the semester. The Séminaire d'Integration is normally two weeks before courses begin.

Students have the option of taking one French language support course during the semester, held in cooperation with another local university. This course can be taken for credit or without credit.

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques

Students applying to study for a full academic year, who speak and comprehend at an advanced level of French, should consider applying for a Certificat d'Etudes Politiques . IEP designed the Certificat for foreign exchange students pursuing a comprehensive curriculum of French politics and foreign affairs.

Student Life

As Sciences Po Lille is a small institute, students participating in this option should expect to be highly self reliant. No arrangements are made for housing for students.  Many students join the IEP international student union, where you will be able to meet many of the 100 international students that attend the IEP.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/26/2017
Varies by program 01/06/2018 06/16/2018
NOTE: Students will learn of acceptance approximately 6 weeks upon completion of application. Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/08/2018
Varies by program 09/17/2018 06/15/2019
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.
Fall 2018 03/08/2018
Varies by program 09/17/2018 12/23/2018
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.