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Dual Degree with University of California Berkeley, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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University rank #242 (QS) Le Havre, France | Menton, France | Reims, France
Students in the Dual Degree with University of California Berkeley programme at Sciences Po spend their first two years at one of three Sciences Po campuses in France, each with a unique focus and geography. All instruction is offered in English. 
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Overview

Overview of the  Dual Degree with University of California Berkeley programme at Sciences Po

Sciences Po

Le Harve- located on the Normandy Coast and focusing on the relationship between Europe and Asia.

Menton– situated on the French Riviera and concerning itself with the dynamics between Europe, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, and the Gulf States.

Reims*– located just outside if Paris in the Champagne region; from a comparative perspective, focusing on relations between Europe and North America. There is also a focus on Europe and Africa.

*Students who wish to join the Europe-Africa Program in Rems, must be fluent in English and have advanced/upper intermediate (B2) French language proficiency. Fluency in both languages will be assessed during admissions interviews.

UC Berkeley

Students Complete Their last two years at UC Berkeley. During that time, students will be in the College of Letters and Science. They will take University, College, and Major requirements. Most students will select a major in the Social Sciences, which builds on the foundation they developed at Sciences Po.

Students who successfully complete this program, receive a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Sciences Po and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in the major they pursue in the College of Letters and Science from UC Berkeley. All graduates of the program are guaranteed admission into one of Sciences Po’s Masters programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • economics, 
  • law, 
  • political science, 
  • history, 
  • sociology, 
  • languages

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Candidates must meet UC Berkeley and Sciences Po admissions requirements, including English proficiency requirements. Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to an interview before a panel of representatives from Sciences Po and UC Berkeley.
  • All students are required to take the SAT with Essay or the ACT with Writing to be considered for admission to the Dual Degree Program regardless of nationality or exams taken in high school. Please make sure to take the test early so that you have an official score no later than mid-December to be considered for the program. SAT Subject Exams are not required for admission. 
  • Supplemental Application Essay Question
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10540 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Reims, France

    890 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Le Havre, France

    790 - 1090 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Menton, France

    640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Sciences Po

Sciences Po is pleased to offer the Henri de Castries Scholarship, a $10,000 merit-based scholarship for students in order to help them sustain their stay in France during their studies. Information on applying for the Henri de Castries Scholarship can be found here.

Other need-based scholarships may be available for qualifying students but will vary year to year.

Berkeley

US citizens, US permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens may apply for and receive need-based financial aid through the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships office during the two years at UC Berkeley.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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