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 By March 1
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].