Sciences Po Lille’s eminence and appealingness makes it one of the most selective higher-education institutions in France, with the entrance exam’s total success rate being between 7% and 12%. Promos are composed of students from every region of France who become enriched by the connections they have with the ever growing number of international students,

Top reasons to study here

  • Sciences Po Lille is one of the top universities in France for humanities: Political and Social Sciences, Economics, Law and History.
  • Visiting professors from prestigious partner universities (more than 210 partnerships in the world) enrich Sciences Po Lille’s academic programs.
  • Lille is a very young city with a rich student life.



Created/Established in 1991, Sciences Po Lille is a public and highly selective « Grande Ecole », sharing the same title as the 9 other Sciences Po institutions across the country. Since 2007, Sciences Po Lille has developed a democratisation program (IEP), which now involves 800 students from middle-school and high-school (college and lycee) from more than 110 institutions. 


Known for the diversity of its teaching staff and the valuable professional insertion of its graduates, Sciences Po Lille offers a study program which combines the valuation of curiosity and critical thinking which further progresses to the specialization to broader categories of careers. Sciences Po Lille’s offer of international and pluridisciplinary majors enable students to construct their careers in academic excellence and their professional experience prospects. Agreements with renowned international universities and leading business schools are under the process of development. 


Sciences Po Lille is renowned for its desirable 5 year program towards a Masters degree, the quality of its teaching and for the professional success of its students. The IEP also has the scientific influence of its researcher professors, whose job it is to combine the transmission of knowledge and knowledge production.

Sciences Po Lille considers research to be a very valuable instrument to the openness of the city and its societal environment. Various activities are regularly carried out in order for its students to meet and talk to researchers and professionals from diverse business sectors for the particular degrees Sciences Po Lille has to offer.


Sciences Po Lille also prepares its students for leadership and managerial positions of companies as well as careers in education and research. The work placement is essential to the enrichment and reinforcement of the student’s skills they have acquired during their studies. Concerned with respecting the important values of higher-education public service, Sciences Po Lille guides its students’ pathways by promoting a policy for ambitious student life. This is particularly in regards to financial aid for student mobility in their 3rd year.

Short Courses

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

The International Office conducts surveys at the end of each semester with the incoming students to collect their feedbacks about the integration at Sciences Po Lille and more generally in Lille and France. On the other hand our outgoing students are asked to participate to a survey when they are back from mobility to help us to present the partnerships and to promote our agreements among the students who are about to select the mobility’s destination.

Both surveys are used to improve the quality of our Erasmus + program’s management aiming to react to any kind of evolutions or information permitting students, professors and staffs to enjoy their time in exchange.

Housing services

The Gastama Hostel

Gastama is a hostel and bar conveniently situated in the charming Old Lille neighbourhood. Lille’s sound infrastructure ensures that getting to us is as simple as catching a bus, renting a bike (V’Lille) or taking a pleasant stroll through Lille’s most beautiful streets.

  • Cosmopolitan bar with extensive list of beverages.
  • Self-service breakfast buffet
  • Communal facilities (kitchen, living room, external terraces/smoking areas)
  • Free Wi-Fi and media room
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Baggage room
  • 24/7 reception desk
  • Well secured building
  • Bed linen included in price
  • Disabled access
  • Tourist information
  • Lift
Sciences Po Lille Accommodation

Library services

Our modern library is located just in front of the main entrance of the institute. In this welcoming place, you will have access to 34 000 recently edited books, to 320 newspapers and magazines. Our library aims to diversify the contents and the kinds of documents proposed to students and professors in order to improve creativity and thinking.

ICT services

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am- 6.00 pm.
  • Students can have access to computers in room 0.21 (ground floor)

Student Life

Campus life

  • The campus is located in the heart of the city. With its advantageous geographical location, Lille is the crossroad of north-western Europe, it is situated between London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. This is a major strength for Sciences Po Lille which offers a high-level of educational training for 5 years which prepares students for careers in the fields of national, european and international administration.

Sports facilities

International exchange students have access to all the Lille 2 sports’ facilities and courses.

As an exchange student, you will not be able to get ECTS (credits) for sports. However, you can enjoy the wide range of sports offered and opportunities which can be found on the SCAPS (Service Commun des activités Physiques et Sportives de Lille 2, the Sports’ department) website.

Student clubs

  • The BDI – International Students’ Association
  • Iniciativa 
  • Munwalk
  • AEGEE - Lille 
  • Visions d’Europe 
  • Rendez-Vous Ailleurs
  • University Socialist Group
  • Les écologistes paliens
  • Les affranchis
and many more.


Participants will receive a certificate with 3 credits for International - EU Affairs and 3 credits for French Language and Society

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