ENSAE & Sciences Po
ENSAE Paris and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) have signed an agreement under which
- ENSAE students benefit from an exemption from the written exams for admission to the first year of the Sciences Po master's program
- they may validate a certain number of Sciences Po courses as part of their studies at ENSAE Paris, and conversely validate ENSAE Paris courses as optional courses at Sciences Po
- they may take language courses at the IEP or at ENSAE Paris
- ENSAE and Sciences Po are free to offer a course of their choice to students of the other institution
These provisions are intended to facilitate and encourage the ENSAE-Sciences Po double degree program, leading to both degrees. From ENSAE's point of view, this means, for example, broadening the economic and quantitative skills acquired at ENSAE in the field of public policy or business economics with advanced skills in administrative law, public finance, social policy, international relations, business law or corporate finance...
ENSAE Paris students most often apply to Sciences Po at the beginning of their second year. Once admitted, they can take the first year of the Sciences Po master's program in parallel with the third year at ENSAE Paris. They then complete their program at Sciences Po the following year. Alternatively, ENSAE Paris students can complete the M1 at Sciences Po during a gap year and validate the M2 in parallel with the third year at ENSAE. The possibility of following this double curriculum requires an efficient organization, optimizing the schedules of the methods conferences followed at Sciences Po and taking advantage of the fact that the third year courses at ENSAE are grouped together over three days of the week, freeing up classes on Mondays and Thursdays.
Polytechnic students entering the third year of ENSAE through the integrated curriculum can also follow the double curriculum. To do so, they must have applied to Sciences Po at the beginning of their third year at X.