Émile Boutmy Scholarship

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • Varies
  • 29 November 2023
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Sciences Po created the Émile Boutmy scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po (1871), in order to welcome the very best international students from outside the European Union.

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The Paris Institute of Political Studies, commonly referred to as Sciences Po Paris or just Sciences Po, is a higher education institution and grand établissement located in France.

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To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:

  • First time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's programme.

Students who are not eligible are:

  • Swiss and Norwegian applicants, since they may be entitled to CROUS scholarships
  • Candidates who have dual citizenship, including an EU citizenship
  • Candidates from Quebec for master’s degree (since they may take advantage of sliding scale fees same as European applicants). Candidates from Quebec for a bachelor’s degree are eligible

Master’s level dual-degree candidates. Only applicants for the following dual degrees are eligible:

  • The dual degree in Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University
  • The dual degree Sciences Po/Fudan University with the concentration Europe-Asia in Global Affairs (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
  • The dual degree Sciences Po/Peking University (only applicants with Chinese nationality)

Ph.D. programme students (thesis)

  • Candidates for the 1 year Master's programmes
  • Bachelor dual degree candidates (unless as part of a specific agreement)
  • Exchange students
  • Candidates applying via the French graduate admission procedure
  • The Émile Boutmy scholarship may not be combined with other scholarships (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF...).
  • This scholarship is awarded based on merit and according to the type of profile sought for this programme. Social criteria may also be taken into account.

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The Émile Boutmy programme can take several different forms:

A tuition grant of €14,210 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.

A tuition grant of €9,500 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.

A tuition grant of €6,500 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.

A tuition grant of €3,900 per year for the three years of the undergraduate programme.

The Émile Boutmy programme is a tuition grant of €13,100 per year which covers part of the tuition fees for the two years of the Master's degree programme.


Deadline for undergraduate programme (applicants from foreign secondary schools): 22 February 2023.

Deadline for undergraduate programme (applicants from French secondary schools): 10 April 2023.

Deadline for master programme: 30 November 2022.

No application requests will be accepted after the deadline.

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