Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence

Provence, France

Are classes taught in English?

The majority of the classes are taught in French. A few classes are taught each semester in English, but most of these are not law courses, so demonstrated fluency in French is required. Course catalogs for each semester can be found here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

A significant portion of the law curriculum is dedicated to International Business and Administrative Law.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

There are 120 foreign exchange students on campus each year. The number of U.S. students varies year to year. Sciences Po will accept two students from UCLA per semester.

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester runs from early September to mid-December. The spring semester runs from early January to mid-May. Click here to review details for the previous academic calendar.

Where can I get housing?

Students are eligible to apply for housing in the student residence halls (subject to availability), which are typically available for between €153 and €240 per month. Sciences Po also offers students a comprehensive list of resources regarding securing non-university housing (flats, flat-sharing, rooming with a family, and more), though finding private-sector accommodations near campus can typically be very difficult and quite costly. Private housing is estimated at between €400 and €700 per month. In comparison, renting a room with a family is estimated at between €300 and €400 per month.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (

Professor Richard Steinberg, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence coordinators directly.

Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix Contacts:

Sandy Dancer, Program Coordinator (

David Coates, Academic Advisor for Incoming Students (

International Relations Department (

Professor Guy Scoffoni, Director of International Relations (