Direct Enrollment: Classes at UP or Sciences Po

Students interested in enriching their immersion experience in Paris should strongly consider taking a course, in either English or French, at one of the University of Paris/Sorbonne campuses with which NYU has a partnership agreement. These include the University of Paris I, III, VII, & X, and at the Institut d’Études Politiques, also known as Sciences Po.

Courses are available in English or French.  Courses in French are only available to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Written Contemporary French.

NYU Paris students who choose to study at the University of Paris or Sciences Po typically enroll in one course, or occasionally two.  Students receive regular NYU credit for these courses.  Any student interested in taking more than two courses outside of NYU Paris must receive special permission.  Please contact nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu for more information.

Courses offered in French are selected from the following departments: French and Comparative Literature, History, Art History, Sociology, Studio Art, Cinema, Political Science. Students must either have taken or be currently enrolled in Written Contemporary French to take a course in French at the University of Paris. In addition, students complement their coursework in individualized tutorial sessions with a tutor at NYU Paris.

While courses offered in French may be counted towards the French major (subject to approval by the French department), students generally do not receive credit towards their majors or minors for courses taken at the University of Paris/Sciences Po.

Students may only take courses at the University in which they are administratively enrolled (with the exception of Sciences Po–see below). You will be asked to choose which university you prefer when filling out your visa questionnaire from the Office of Global Services (OGS).

Enrolling in a French university course requires that you follow a few additional steps prior to your arrival at NYU Paris. Contact  nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu with any questions.


Procedures for University of Paris Enrollment

Students wishing to take 1 to 2 courses at the University of Paris or at Sciences Po must arrive in Paris on January 19th–before the start of the regular NYU Paris semester for a special orientation session on Friday, January 20th.   Students will join the regular NYU orientation program the week of the 23rd as well as attend their University of Paris courses.  Students will be assured access to their Paris housing starting on January 19th.

In order to take a course at the University of Paris you must be administratively enrolled at that university. You will be asked to choose in which university you want to enroll when you fill out your visa questionnaire from the Office of Global Services.

Be sure to take the time to look through the course offerings on the academics page in order to make the choice that best fits your academic interests.  Please note that the course offerings are for reference only and are subject to change.

Students who have applied to NYU Paris will receive an invitation to attend a webinar in October with more information about University of Paris courses and procedures.  Interested students will receive a list of pre-selected University of Paris courses and will be asked to submit several course options to NYU Paris by mid-November; they will also be asked to confirm their intention to take one to two courses at the University of Paris.  Students who choose this option must arrive in time for the University of Paris orientation session on January 20th.

Dates and Deadlines –University of Paris (UP)

14 October – Webinar for all prospective NYU Paris students interested in taking a course or courses at the University of Paris (UP) and/or Sciences Po.

14 November –   Students submit a selection of UP course options to NYU Paris Academics (nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu) and confirm their intention to take one to two courses at UP.

20 January – Mandatory orientation session at NYU Paris for all students taking a course at UP or Sciences Po.


Procedures for Enrolling at Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Prerequisite: Written Contemporary French or permission of the NYU Paris staff.

NYU Paris students with advanced French language skills may attend one to two lecture courses in French at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, more commonly known as Sciences Po. Students wishing to enroll at Sciences Po in Spring 2017 must first submit a CV and a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs) to nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu stating their motivation for studying at Sciences Po to NYU Paris by October 17, 2016. They should also indicate their year, major, French level (current or most recently completed French language course), and GPA.

Upon successful review of their application, students will be invited to apply to Sciences Po. Application materials for Sciences Po are due on October 25th; the application includes a transcript, CV, and statement of purpose. Please note that NYU Paris students are not necessarily guaranteed a spot at Sciences Po, so it is in students’ best interest to submit a strong application.

Students usually receive notification of their admission to Sciences Po by early December. They will be able to select their courses using the Sciences Po online student portal. It is expected that most students will take only one course per semester at Sciences Po; students wishing to take more than one course must submit a petition to nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu. Students may take a course in English only in exceptional circumstances and upon approval by NYU Paris. A selection of past lecture course offerings is listed below for reference.

Students are provided assistance for their their Sciences Po courses through an individualized tutorial session at NYU Paris.

Please note: students wishing to attend a course at Sciences Po must also be registered at the University of Paris.

Dates and deadlines — Sciences Po

14 October – Webinar for all prospective NYU Paris students interested in taking a course or courses at the University of Paris (UP) and/or Sciences Po.

17 October – Students interested in studying at Sciences Po submit their preliminary application to NYU Paris Academics.

19 October – Students receive notification of their pre-selection for Sciences Po.  Pre-selected students will then be invited to apply to Sciences Po; others may pursue the UP option if they so choose (see above).

25 October – Application to Sciences Po due for pre-selected students only.

December – Students receive notification of their admission to Sciences Po and are invited to sign-up for their Sciences Po classes.

20 January – Mandatory orientation session at NYU Paris for all students taking a course at UP or Sciences Po.

Questions?
We’re here to help! Stay tuned for more information about the University of Paris/Sciences Po information webinar to be held on October 14th.

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