The Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Rennes is a prestigious university offering courses alongside French students in economics, finance, history, international relations, languages, law, management, political science and public administration. Students take a full courseload in French or English. French as a foreign language courses are also available at various levels. Students taking a full courseload in English will be required to take one French language course. 

Students enrolling for a full academic year can earn a Diploma of Political Studies while semester students can earn a certificate of political studies. 

HOUSING AND MEALS

ISEP students live in a university residence hall and recieve a meal stipend. 

SCHOLARSHIP

This program qualifies for the ISEP French and German Language Annette Kade Fund Scholarship. The scholarship awards $500 - $1,500 USD to students who are from a U.S. institution and studying French or German language in Austria, France, Germany, Reunion Island, or Switzerland. Learn more here!

Program Website

Course Description

Please view the most up-to-date courses in this brochure on pages 27-29.

Last year's course descriptions can be seen below. Courses only vary slightly from year to year.

- Courses in French as of 2023/2024

- Courses in English as of 2023/2024

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Quiamony Gaskins 703-504-9963 | QGaskins@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Business

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

  • History

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice Recommended!

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 0
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

A minimum of an A1 level of French is required for the Sciences Po Rennes Program, even in applying to take courses in English. All students, even those applying to take all their courses in English, must submit a Language Proficiency Report (LPR) and French Language Essay as part of their ISEP application. For students applying to study in English, the French Language Essay should be uploaded under "Additional Documents".

Undergraduate
(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

    European History

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

A minimum of an A1 level of French is required for the Sciences Po Rennes Program, even in applying to take courses in English. All students, even those applying to take all their courses in English, must submit a Language Proficiency Report (LPR) and French Language Essay as part of their ISEP application. For students applying to study in English, the French Language Essay should be uploaded under "Additional Documents".

Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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