Sciences Po Urban School opens its masters to student and young graduates of EPF

Publié le 24/11/2016
Partenariat EPF et Sciences Po

Starting in September 2017, Sciences Po and EPF are creating a gateway to allow engineering students and young graduates of EPF to integrate two Master's programs at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris and so benefit from a dual competence recognized on the French and international market.

A privileged partnership, a specific admission procedure

This agreement is dedicated to students in the 2nd or 3rd year of the engineering cycle as well as to graduates of less than 2 years of EPF. The most deserving students from the Urban, Mechanical or Energy majors will now have the opportunity to join the "Master of Urban and Regional Policies and Strategies" or the Master "Governing the large metropolis" of the Sciences Po Urban School through a procedure of admission which exempts them from eligibility tests:

  • Pre-validation of EPF
  • Application form to Sciences Po (academic and non-academic paths)
  • Oral test for eligibles candidates

The purpose of this gateway is to foster the interdisciplinarity of students, who thus benefit from the academic specialties of each of the two partner institutions*.

With this collaboration, EPF joins the 16 other engineering schools already parners of Sciences Po.

Complementary courses for excellence profiles

The double course of engineering students, complemented by the knowledge in public policies, sociology, economy and urban rights proposed by the Urban School, will enable them to meet the growing needs of the urban labor market. They will thus be able to respond better to the new challenges of cities, notably on issues of environment, planning, urban risks, or digital.

For Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po, "We are delighted with this new partnership with EPF, which will allow us to increase the diversity and excellence of the profiles of our students and to offer additional training to young engineers at the service of their success and their professional integration.This gateway encourages interdisciplinarity, which is more and more indispensable to think the complexity of the contemporary world."

For Jean-Michel Nicolle, Director of EPF, "This partnership, born of complementarities and synergies between our two institutions, represents a great opportunity for our students wishing to pursue careers in urban planning. The opening of the master's programmes of the Urban School of Sciences Po to students and young graduates of the EPF will allow them to put at the service of a training of excellence their strong technical skills and their culture of complex systems in order to take up the strategic, societal and politics challenges of the cities and territories of the future."

The Urban School prepares students and professionals for urban governance in all its forms. Graduates join the public, private and NGO sectors at the local, national and international levels. The school offers five master's programs in French and English. Collective projects, study tours and a comparative approach are among the highlights of the Urban School. The program relies on the social sciences to provide an understanding of cities from a multidisciplinary perspective.

*extra fees may apply.

Read the press release (in French only)