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Dual degree - Columbia University

Important: This dual degree program does not receive applications for 2017 intakes for the following Master programs of the Department of Economics :

  • Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business
  • Master in Economics and Business.

A High Standard Program in International Affairs

Sciences Po and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) share the conviction that the best education for future policy experts and senior decision-makers in international affairs is the product of the combination of a solid multidisciplinary base in social sciences and an in-depth specialization.

Building on the complementary approaches of two prestigious institutions with rich and diverse academic traditions, Sciences Po and SIPA , both members of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs (APSIA), decided in 2000 to combine their strengths and offer a dual Master' s degree program in International Affairs.

Since 2000, more than 80 students have graduated from the Sciences Po/SIPA dual degree in International Affairs. Dual degree alumni are currently working in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Copenhagen, Pristina or Sao Paulo, within institutions as various as Goldman Sachs, the World Bank, Doctors without Borders, the European Commission, Air France or Bloomberg LP.

Since 2008, SIPA and Sciences Po offer a redesigned Dual Master's degree program in International Affairs open to all candidates worldwide.

Columbia University

The world's most global public policy school, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs provides its students with the skills and knowledge to pursue distinguished careers in government, business, media, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and international organizations. Its faculty, students, and alumni are committed to enhancing the public good-providing social services, supporting human rights, building markets, protecting the environment, and resolving conflicts.

SIPA students are an extraordinary group from a variety of backgrounds, who are united by their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to making a difference in the world. Today half of SIPA's nearly 1,200 students are international, coming from around one hundred countries.

Program overview

All Dual Degree Students spend their first year at Sciences Po and their second year at Columbia University.

Year 1 at Sciences Po

During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join either the Department of Economics or the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

Academic Program

The following Master programs are offered by the Department of Economics in the dual degree program:

The following Masters programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program:

More information about the PSIA dual degree.

How to Apply

Applications will be done online via the Sciences Po Admissions website. Please visit our admission website to learn more about the admission online process.

Candidates, no matter their academic background (studies abroad or in France), seeking admission to a dual degree do neither need to sit a written exam nor take an interview. Admission is granted only by virtue of the information given in the application form.

Should you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact us.

Cost of attendance and Financial aid

Tuition and fees

Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Columbia SIPA for Year 2).

For further informations :

Financial aid

Dual degree students are eligible to the same financial aid as other students in the institution where they are enrolled (at Sciences Po for Year 1 and at Columbia SIPA for Year 2).

More informations about Cost of attendance and Financial aid.


At Sciences Po :

  • Tan Nguyen, Assistant Dean, School of International and Public Affairs - Email