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BA/MA Five Year Programme with Sciences Po

The Faculty of Economics has an agreement with Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) for a BA/MA Five Year Programme. Students enrolled in the Faculty of Economics including PEARL students can apply for entry to this Programme. Students who satisfy the graduation requirements of both institutions will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Keio and a master’s degree from Sciences Po. The actual degree awarded by Sciences Po will be either a Masters in Economics and Business or a Masters in Finance and Strategy depending on which programme the student applies for and is accepted into.

Programme Outline

The maximum number of participants is five per year. The study plans for students who participate in this Programme are shown in the diagrams below.

PEARL Students (5 year programme)
YEAR 1 2 3 4 5

SEMESTER

Autumn

Spring

A

S

A

S

A

S

A

S

ENROLMENT

Keio

Sciences Po

(1)

(2)

(3)

Type A/B Students (5.5 year programme)*
YEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6

SEMESTER

Spring

Autumn

S

A

S

A

S

A

S

A

S

ENROLMENT

Keio

Sciences Po

(1)

(2)

(3)

  1. Application & Screening (March of the third year)
  2. Graduation (B.A. (Economics) from Keio)
  3. Graduation (Master in chosen programme)
  1. Type A/B students refers to students whose study at Keio begins in April and whose principal language of tuition is Japanese.

About Sciences Po

Founded in 1875, Sciences Po is one of France’s Grandes Écoles. Sciences Po is famous for having produced presidents, prime ministers, bureaucrats and executives for France and also leaders for international organizations around the world. Since October 1987, when a comprehensive exchange agreement with Keio University was signed, Keio and Sciences Po have been actively exchanging faculty students and researchers.

Eligibility and Application Guideline

Applicants must satisfy all of the following four requirements at the time they apply to this Programme:

  1. Be a Keio student enrolled in the Faculty of Economics and have successfully completed at least the first five semesters in the case of PEARL students, and at least the first six semesters in the case of Type A/B students.;
  2. a TOEFL iBT score of 100 or IELTS 7.0 or more*i);
  3. a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 or more*ii); and
  4. Expected to acquire a total of 114 credits for PEARL students, and 126 credits for Type A/B students, that can be counted towards Keio graduation requirement by the time they start the master’s programme at Sciences Po.

*i) PEARL students are exempted from the English requirement.
*ii) This is based on the new grading system (S, A, B, C, D) that applies from the spring semester 2017.

Application Forms

All required forms are available from the following page:

Screening

Applicants will be evaluated by their application documents and an interview.

Selection Schedule

Students enrolled in their 3rd year are considered for selection into this programme.
Applicants pre-selected by Keio can proceed to the final selection to be made by Sciences Po.

Application

Mid-March

Pre-screening

Late March

Announcement of Pre-screening Results

Late March

Application to Sciences Po

Early – mid-April

Final Screening

Late April – early May

Announcement of Final Results

Late May – early June

Leaving for France

August – September

Note: This schedule is subject to change. Please refer to the forthcoming application guideline.

Programme Fee

Students will pay their tuition fees to the institution where they are studying, that is, to Keio for their first 3 (or 3.5 years), and to Sciences Po for the last 2 years of the Programme. (14,100 Euro=FY2016-17)

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(Last updated 2017-12-14)

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