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Introduction to the Emily Boutmy Scholarship for International Students
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union.This scholarship is not automatically awarded. A request for it must be made in the section designated for the purpose on the application form.
About the Emile Boutmy Scholarship for International Students
The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top international students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements. The Emile Boutmy/MIEM scholarship may not be supplemented with other scholarships (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF, etc.).
Eligible international students are those 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 EU citizenship
- Candidates from Quebec for a master’s degree (since they may take advantage of sliding scale fees the 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 a concentration in Europe-Asia in Global Affairs (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
- the dual degree Sciences Po/Peking University (only applicants with Chinese nationality)
- BAMA ITAM
- Ph.D. programme students (thesis)
- Candidates for the 1-year Master’s programmes
- Bachelor dual degree candidates (unless as part of a specific agreement)
- Exchange students
- Candidates applying via the French graduate admission procedure
The Émile Boutmy scholarship may not be combined with other scholarships (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF, etc.). 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.
This scholarship is not automatically awarded; to apply, candidates must follow the instructions below.
This scholarship for international students is awarded based on factors of excellence and according to the type of profile sought for this program. Social criteria are also taken into account. Note that the Admissions Department is responsible for awarding Boutmy scholarships.
You won’t be selected if you are in the following situations:
- If you have already been refused the Émile Boutmy scholarship, it is not possible for you to apply again.
- We will only take into account complete files.
- No application request will be accepted if it is received after the deadline.
- 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.
- The Admissions Department is responsible for awarding Émile Boutmy scholarships. Please note that your scholarship request will only be taken into account if you are admitted to one of our eligible programs.
The Emile Boutmy program can take several different forms:
- A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program, in addition to a grant to cover part of the cost of living of €5000 per year
- A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program
- A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program
- A tuition grant of €3,000 per year for the three years of the undergraduate program
On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of 19,000 euros may be granted to cover the three years of college. Scholarship amounts are decided during the different admission juries.
Note that if you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost. Also, if you have been granted a scholarship and you decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost. 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) during their year abroad.
The Emile Boutmy/Miem program can take several different forms:
- A grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters
- A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the masters
Be aware that if you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost. Also, if you have been granted a scholarship and you decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.
How to Apply
In order to apply for this scholarship, you must indicate it on your application form, as well as include proof of income and documents explaining your family situation. Note that the deadline for the masters program is December 3, 2023. The deadline for the undergraduate program hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Students must indicate that they are applying for the Emile Boutmy scholarship in their Sciences Po application. Students will also be required to include proof of income and documents explaining their family situation (e.g., income tax returns for both parents, payslips, divorce certificates, unemployment benefits, documents related to alimony, child support or retirement pensions, death certificates, etc.).
It is important to visit the scholarship web page to access the application form and get more information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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