Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) Exchange


This exchange allows one student enrolled in a Ph.D. program from each university to study at the other university for one academic year. During that period, the visiting Ph.D. student will:

  • Receive a stipend from the host university and will not be required to pay tuition;

  • Have all of the rights and privileges of a full-time enrolled graduate student but are not permitted to teach; and

  • Have all of the obligations of a full-time enrolled graduate student, including participation in all required orientation programs.

Application Submission Dates As early as six months, but no later than three months prior to your intended start date (See chart.)
Program Length One academic year
Application Fee None

Application Requirements

Nominees must present a clear and detailed plan of study and must identify a primary adviser to whom he or she will report while a visiting student. Admission to Princeton University is contingent upon final approval by the Graduate School.

  • Statement of Purpose - brief statement describing your proposed plan of study

  • Resume or curriculum vitae

  • Transcript from current enrolled school

  • Home Institution Adviser Statement - confirmation of your enrolled graduate student status, nature of proposed plan of study and its relevance to your academic and scholarly progress

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) – international applicants only

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

Applicants who require additional accessibility assistance may contact [email protected].

The application for fall 2025 admission will open in February 2025.