ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ideally situated in the heart of Southern France, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, Toulouse is the 4th largest city in France with 450,000 inhabitants, and the second largest university town with 115,000 students.
The economic development of the city, which has long been driven by the aeronautics sector (Airbus) and then the space industry (Astrium), is now spurred on by sectors including electronics and new technologies, such as biotechnology, agronomy and nanotechnology. The cosmopolitan and enthusiastic “pink city” due to the color of the bricks and the architecture, mixes heritage and lifestyle, great cultural events and festivities. Toulouse is modern yet proud of the legacy of its past. The incomparable Toulouse lifestyle includes rugby and gastronomy, and couples with the wealth of its cultural and architectural heritage.
Created in 1948, Sciences Po Toulouse is a public institution of higher education located in the very center of the city. It trains students to become high-level executives of the public and private sectors in the fields of International Relations, Security and Risk Management, Banking and Finance, Media/Journalism, Cultural Policies and Social Science Research, higher Civil Service, Management of Public Policies, and Consulting.
Students can enroll in the International and Comparative Politics programs, taught completely in English for a full year or semester. French language is also available. The student enrolls for the all core courses and then has the possibility (if they so wish) of choosing one extra class per semester from a list of optional courses that are taught in English in the main Diploma of Sciences Po Toulouse. View available courses here.
Political Science coursework taught in French is also offered for students with a higher level of French proficiency.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Toulouse-Capitole and Sciences-Po Toulouse, France have joined forces to jointly organize a summer school in European Studies. 'Grasping Europe' will provide students with a historical, cultural, legal and political understanding of the make-up and running of Europe. Get to grips with Europe and grasp a better understanding of how things stand! A certificate of attendance will be provided and it is equivalent to 15 ECTS (2ECTS=1NAU credit.
We have a comprehensive programme with renowned professors, touching upon the key areas in Europe. There are 78 hours of lectures, round-table discussions and workshops, as well as French language courses.
Outings to UNESCO heritage sites close by will be part and parcel of the package too.
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Fall Semester (Semester 1): September/Mid-December
Spring Semester (Semester 2): Mid-January/June
Click here for the academic calendar
HOUSING & DINING
Several housing options are available for semester or AY study:
• A room or a flat (furnished or not) from a private landlord
• A room in a private student residence
• A room in a University Hall of residence
Costs vary from €380 to €750 per month, depending on the flat size and location. For further information, visit their University Housing Page.
University restaurants (also called “Restos-U” or “RU”) as well as cafeterias and sandwich places are located on the campus or nearby.
Summer program housing-A room in a hall of residence within walking distance of the Sciences Po and UT1-Capitole campus (ARSENAL buildings B and C). Rooms are individual, recently refurbished and have en-suite a private bathroom. Kitchen access is available within the building.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
The requirements for this program are:
*Must have completed 60 credits at NAU before exchange or summer program
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.