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  1. Has anyone heard back from Sciences Po yet? I had applied in the early round. Wondering if anyone has heard back from them since the date for decision is closing in.
  2. Hi, I was recently admitted to the MPP at Sciences Po in the Digital, New Technology and Public Policy stream. Now I had applied to the course because I really liked the courses listed on the website, the policy lab component, and of course, Paris. However, I have been reading up on this forum about the University, and that has left a bittersweet taste. I do not speak French, but the course I am accepted to is taught entirely in English. From the posts on the Forum, I feel that the university's career services aren't too friendly for the international students, the administration is disorganized and the job scenario is not uplifting, even though the teaching is quite good. These posts are from a few years ago, though. I have admits from a few US universities (still waiting on the big names). Since the tuition at Sciences Po is much lower, and there's a bunch of scholarships available from our government to students studying in France, I am conflicted. Anybody on the Forum with information/opinions on the university? It's like a black box at the moment, with any info I have only coming from the School's website.
  3. Hey guys, hope this grad season is faring well with everyone! I just got offers from two of the programmes for the coming year (hopefully the virus outbreak won't affect my plans). If someone could provide some insights into how they compare (in terms course design, career opportunities, how these programmes are perceived in the field), that would super helpful! 1. Oxford Blavatnik School Master of Public Policy 1-year programme 2. Dual Degree Sciences Po Master in Public Policy & Columbia SIPA Master of Public Administration 2-year programme, 1 year in Paris and 1 year in New York Some background: I studied undergrad in the UK and graduated not long ago so I don't have super extensive work experience. I am interested in working in international organisations that will allow me to access developing countries but may also take up further studies, either a Doctorate degree or perhaps a J.D. in the US. Thank you all in advance.
  4. Trying to decide between1. LSE MSc International Political Economy (1 yr)2. Dual Degree with Sciences Po (International Economic Policy) and the University of Toronto (Global Affairs) (2yrs total)My background is in Investment Banking in Canada. Interested in moving towards a career at the OECD, World Bank, UN etc.Although LSE ranks higher than Sciences Po in most areas I'm concerned that I won't be as competitive without having an internship during my degree.Hoping for some help!Cheers
  5. Hi, Anyone heard back from Sciences Po PSIA Development? My last referee submitted his recommendation on 3rd Jan and I haven't heard back since. The application follow up page has not changed from when I first submitted the form and this makes me doubt if there was something wrong.
  6. Hey everybody,I had applied to a few schools across Europe for my master's Degree and have received offers from the following schools in the aforementioned disciplines. Master's in International Security @ Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po (Awaiting Scholarship Information) Master's in International Affairs @ Hertie School Of Governance, Berlin (Scholarship request rejected) I would really appreciate if you guys can provide my some inputs/insight that can help me make an informed decision at the earliest.
  7. Anyone else got email updates from Sciences Po regarding their application status? Any clue about when to expect Emily Boutmy scholarship results?
  8. I am filling out applications for master's degree programs at various universities and sort of had an epiphany with regard to the SOP/LOI.Currently, I am working on an application for a dual degree program as well as a master's degree program both of which follow the same admission procedure. My concern is, even though I have provided separate inputs (relevant to the subject matter) to the respective personal statements, a major chunk of the information provided in both the statements is somewhat similar. Since the admission committee will evaluate my application on the basis of preferences:- 1.Dual Degree Sciences Po (PSIA) - LSE Sciences Po (Masters in International Security) - London School of Economics (LSE) (Msc. International Relations) 2.Master International Security Sciences Po Is there a possibility that the overall substance of the application can/will be undermined and/or will this in any way diminish my chances of being accepted for either of the aforementioned programs?
  9. Does anyone know whether the order of programs chosen (i.e. first choice and second choice) are reviewed separately for the Sciences Po graduate program? My first choice is the Dual degree Programme with Columbia's SIPA (School of International and Public affairs) in International Public Management + a Human Rights degree from Sciences Po PSIA. My second choice is the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action degree at Sciences Po. In the application, they list both personal statements one on top of the other. I had originally thought there would only be one statement needed. So now I'm thinking I would use the same bulk of my personal statement for each and change details accordingly to the programmes. However, it seems quite glaring and obvious that it's a huge copy and paste and i'm afraid that in comparison admissions may perceive this as lazy and not original enough. But would both be considered simultaneously or only review one after the other (like at LSE) if I don't get placed in the degree of my first choice? Thoughts? I spent an enormous time crafting this personal statement into a narrative and I am quite nervous in having to rearrange and finding a novel way of putting all this info into a concise format again. PS: I've also applied to a one year master's program at LSE for International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies and I've made a typo - despite my proofreading committee - of writing 'bear' instead of 'bare' and I'm cringing extremely hard. It's only one word amid 1000, but what are the chances of the admissions picking this up and looking down at this error? Many thanks!
  10. How competitive is admissions to the MA in History program at Sciences Po? I understand that Sciences Po is normally extremely difficult to get admission into, but I thought that was because they are a renowned institution for political science and international relations degrees. Many people - French and non-French alike - I have spoken with told me they did not even know that Sciences Po had an MA in History. Furthermore, the MA in History at Sciences Po only requires B1/ B2 in French, unlike most of their French-taught degrees that require C1 or higher in French. So, does anyone know anything about how difficult it is to get accepted into this program? Do you know anything about funding for the program or anything about it in general?
  11. Hello everyone, im currently deciding between a few options for grad school fall 2017 start and would love your opinions. I have been accepted into the following programs: LSE MSc In Global Politics Sciences Po MSc In Public policy iheid (graduate institute in Geneva) in international affairs and have also applied to the dual degree between LSE sciences po (Psia) ... haven't heard back yet but assuming I get in, which of the four options would you choose? For some background, I went to undergrad in the US and majored in comparative literature so I am a bit of a crossover case for these programs. I honestly am not sure what I want to do, so I'd love to go to a school with excellent career services and obviously high quality courses. Since I was previously studying literature and science (as I was planning to go to med school in the us) I am a bit concerned about finding work after my masters since I have no work experience. let me know your thoughts!! thanks a bunch!
  12. I have a little over a week to make a decision! I've been accepted to 3 US programs with around the same scholarship (50%), same cost for tuition. UDenver's MA in International Development, Heller's MA in Sustainable International Development, and Emory's Masters of Development Practice. I've also been accepted to IHEID (the graduate institute in Geneva) for Development Studies and a dual program between Sciences Po and Columbia's SIPA for International Affairs. These will be comparable costs. I'm essentially still considering Korbel, Emory, and Sciences Po/SIPA, and they are radically different. Any suggestions would be great! Korbel-- Pros-- as a top IR program, good networking, top research, exchange program with the graduate institute in Geneva so that I could network there and intern, DENVER. Cons-- no field work opportunities Emory-- pros-- new MDP program that hits all the quantitative and qualitative skills I want to learn for program management and research, small cohort 15 people, summer internships with international NGOs included in program (travel, Per dieu, etc), more critical philosophy of development. Cons-- not an IR renowned university, lack of networking opportunities Sciences Po/Columbia SIPA-- Paris and NY, French and networking advantages, both top IR programs in the world, focus on econ/politics, sciences po excellent African studies classes, can understand Jeff Sachs development to hopefully critique later. Cons-- mainstream development, cohorts that are only interested in moving up with UN/WHO instead of critical development theory I would ideally like to be a program manager for an international NGO, but also have significant data analysis skills to do research in the future for public policy and maybe a PhD. I'm going back and forth every day-- any thoughts from students in a similar position or in the development field would be so helpful!
  13. Hi guys, Just creating a space for the early phase of admissions to Masters in Development Studies ( or similar courses) for fall 2017. Personally, I'm focussed more on IHEID and Sciences Po, along with the Hague. However, feel free to discuss on any other institution too. I hope this could help clear people's doubts regarding the institution, financing, admissions, life there, or some other such thing. Cheers, Maadhav
  14. Hi all, I am trying to decide whether to go to Sciences Po or SAIS. I am an american and have heard from current students positive ratings and experiences about both schools. I am interested in going abroad, strengthening my French, and possibly working in Europe. However, I know employment there is already hard for EU citizens. SAIS has strengths like QUant and DC focus too besides it perhaps being better distinguished here in the US? What are your opinions about both schools given my background? The other issue is I will be debt free after Sciences Po. (I save alot) Thanks for your advice and anything is GREATLY appreciated. -Mark
  15. Any advice you can give would be much appreciated! I have a very tough choice ahead of me. -Cambridge MPhil in International Relations and Politics. -Fulbright for Sciences Po Paris, with LSE the following year (dual degree). -Oxford MPhil in International Relations -Others: LSE MSc in IPE on its own (1 year), PSIA International Public Management on its own (Fulbright first year, second year much less expensive than if I did the LSE dual degree but less impressive/wouldn't open doors in London), UCL Masters in International Public Policy, SAIS Bologna/DC (offered no money), SIPA MIA (offered no money)
  16. Hi everyone!I'm having difficulties choosing between LSE, Sciences Po PSIA and Johns Hopkins SAIS for my masters degree. I have received an offer from LSE, for the MSc International Relations. Waiting for response from the other two. I've applied to the International Public Management programme at PSIA and the MA (International Development concentration) at SAIS (first year in Bologna and second in DC).My background: I'm european and have two bachelor's degrees in Comparative Politics and Journalism. Professional experience from international development/foreign service, politics and news media. Not entirely sure what I want to do in the future, but interested in a professional career in development and foreign policy.I guess LSE is the uni with the best reputation in Europe and I would be done in one year, but I'm worried the degree is too "narrow" for my interests (no economics, no development classes) and perhaps too theoretical. I'd love to learn French and the courses at PSIA looks great, but I've met several alumni who were not satisfied with the school (large classes, quality of teaching etc). SAIS would give me the economics and development classes I want, but it's terribly expensive and not too well known outside of the US?Does anyone have experiences from any of these schools? Pros and cons? Grateful for all help!
  17. Hi, I'm an international student and I got admission in Sciences Po economics master program (2 years) and I'm really happy What do you think of the school and the economics department? In terms of teaching, difficulty level, research, resources, networking, placements in PhD programs. I'm not that keen on a job, I want to join a top PhD program. Anything related to the Dept of Economics at Sciences Po would help
  18. Hi, I am grasping at straws here to understand if I stand a chance at all. My profile looks somewhat like: GRE: Q: 157 V: 155 AW: 4.0 TOEFL: 112 Work Experience: 1.5 Years as Project Coordinator for a Social Entrepreneurship based out of Kolkata dealing with last mile Solar Solutions to bottom of pyramid households; Summer Internships in Credit Suisse & IDFC Mutual Funds; Vice President Human Resources AIESEC Kolkata (1 year); Voluntary Community Service for over 5 years. Undergrad GPA: 8.99 out of 10 Applied to: Rutgers, Cornell CIPA, Sciences Po, Hertie School of Governance I wanted to understand if my profile would be deemed suitable for any aid. Please help.
  19. Hey everyone! Just a quick question -- does anyone know how difficult it is to pursue the SIPA GPPN dual degrees? Apparently SIPA MPAs and MIAs have "the option" to dual degree with one of several partnership programs abroad (i.e., LSE, Sciences Po, Todai, and a few others). I am particularly interested in Sciences Po. Has anyone heard anything about the difficulty of pursuing these dual degree options via GPPN? (Or even better, are there any current SIPA MIAs or MPAs that can speak to this?) Does SIPA encourage this, and is it relatively easy to gain acceptance into the dual degree programs? Or is GPPN just a special program for an elite/select few, and does SIPA heavily regulate whom gets in, etc.? Any insight is much, much appreciated! Thanks so much!
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