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Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po for international students

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 LEVEL : Undergraduate, Masters
 FUNDING : Partially Funded
 OPEN TO : Non-EU students
 PLACE : Paris
STATUS : Closed

Applicants can seek admission at Sciences Po Paris to take a chance at this scholarship. The Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po Paris is named after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) and has been created to welcome the very best international students from outside the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.

Currently, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees courses in various branches of the social sciences, such as law, economics, history, political science, and sociology. Students who fail to validate their academic year will lose their scholarships. If you have been granted a scholarship and decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.

Located in France, Sciences Po is a higher education institution that is commonly ranked as one of the best universities for political science and international studies in the world. The school’s alumni include many prominent figures of the French and international economic and political elite. Seven recent French presidents, 13 French prime ministers, 12 foreign heads of state or government, and six of the CEOs of France’s largest companies have studied at Sciences Po.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Sciences Po Paris in France.
  • Field of study: Available majors at Sciences Po Paris.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Two to three years, depending on the program.
  • Target Group: Open to Non-European students.

Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po Benefits

Selected candidates for this foundation scholarship will receive the following benefits depending on their level of study.

A. For undergraduate students: The Émile Boutmy scholarship is awarded to students arriving at Sciences Po for their first year of studies. This scholarship program can take several forms. A tuition grant of:

  1. €13,190 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program.
  2. €8,800 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program.
  3. €6,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program.
  4. €3,600 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program.

During the year abroad (third year of the undergraduate program): scholarship recipients will retain their tuition fee grant and additional cost of living grant (if applicable). The Émile Boutmy scholarship is automatically renewed if the student chooses to continue their graduate studies at Sciences Po.

B. For Masters students: The Émile Boutmy scholarship is awarded to students arriving at Sciences Po for their first year of study. The Émile Boutmy programme is a tuition grant of €12,200 per year, which covers part of the tuition fees for the two years of the Master’s degree program.

Note : If you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost. If you have been granted for a scholarship and decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.

Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po Eligibility

To be eligible for the Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po Paris, 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 program.

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);
  • PhD program students (thesis);
  • Candidates for the 1-year Master’s programs;
  • Bachelor dual degree candidates;
  • Exchange students.

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 program. Social criteria may also be taken into account.

Note : It is not possible for students to apply for the Émile Boutmy scholarship after their admission to Sciences Po or during their studies at Sciences Po. Students are therefore responsible for finding another source of funding if they have not been awarded the Emily Boutmy scholarship.

Similar opportunities

  1. University of Lausanne Master’s Scholarship for Foreign Students;
  2. Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students;
  3. Université de Montréal International Student Scholarship.

Application instructions

Interested applicants who would like to apply for this Europe should follow steps below to submit their applications.

  1. Visit Sciences Po website and apply for a desired program.
  2. Indicate that you are applying for the Emile-Boutmy scholarship in the “Financial information” section of the Sciences Po application.
  3. Applicants must also attach, if applicable, their language test before the application deadline of the scholarship.

Applicants from French secondary schools must contact the Admission Office by completing this form, once their application has been validated on Parcoursup. The applicants must provide proof of income and possibly documents explaining their family situation. E.g. :

  • income tax return for both parents,
  • payslips,
  • divorce certificate,
  • unemployment benefits,
  • documents related to alimony,
  • child support or retirement pensions,
  • death certificate…).

You will find information on the application procedures using the following links:

If you have already been refused the Émile Boutmy scholarship, it is not possible for you to apply again. For more information, contact the Admissions Department by filling out this contact form.


  • Undergraduate program (applicants from foreign secondary schools): February 22, 2023.
  • Undergraduate program (applicants from French secondary schools): April 10, 2023.
  • Master program: November 30, 2022.

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