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 course load in English and enroll in four hours of French language courses per week. 

Students can enroll for a semester or full year, earning either a Certificat d'Etudes Politiques (full year) or Attestation d'Etudes Politiques (semester). 

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Course Description

Students enroll in five mandatory courses plus an additional optional elective each semester. Each course is six ECTS credits. Students with the appropriate French language level can also enroll in one course taught in French. 

Examples of courses include but are not limited to: 

  • French as a Foreigh Language
  • Public Sphere & Media Analysis
  • European Union Studies
  • Challenges of Metropolises 
  • International Policy
  • French Politics 
  • Crisis Management and Policy Making

For a full list of program content, please use the following link: 

Sciences Po English Program 

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Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes

Created in 1991, the Rennes Institut d’Etudes Politiques belongs to the Sciences Po network of nine higher education institutes in France. Although the Rennes IEP is officially attached to the...


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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
  • Number of language semesters completed 0

Special Application Instructions

Non-native English speakers must provide a Language Proficiency Report for English when applying to this program. 

All students interested in taking one course taught in French must provide a Language Proficiency Report for French as well as a French essay. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Learning

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Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes

Rennes, France



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