Why HKU-Sciences Po

Sciences Po is France's leading university in arts and social sciences. With the HKU-SciencesPo Dual Degree programme, you will attain the first of two degrees in multidisciplinary studies with an international focus over two years at Sciences Po. After two years in France, you will then spend the final two years in the thriving business hub of Hong Kong, and earn a second degree at one of Asia’s most sought-after universities. 

You'll earn a Bachelor of Arts from Sciences Po and a Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration/Social Sciences from HKU upon successful completion of this four-year programme.

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Creating Global Citizens

During the four-year programme, you’ll experience student life and exclusive study opportunities on two worldly campuses. The experience will broaden your horizons and facilitate your understanding of relations between Asia and Europe. You can study in English on both campuses, making this programme a great option for non-French speakers looking to study in France.

Beyond Your Study

Put your hard-earned global perspectives to work by taking advantage of exciting career opportunities in the business hub of Hong Kong or another impressive international financial centre. HKU has maintained its 99%+ graduate employment rate for 15 consecutive years. If you remain in Hong Kong for seven years, you will be eligible for permanent residency.

Opportunities at Sciences Po
Opportunities at HKU

Sciences Po’s multicultural campuses in Reims, Menton, and Le Havre are home to a tight-knit community of students from all over the world. Here, you will spend two years in a multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with an international focus. Courses range from law, economics, and history to political science and sociology plus specialised regional courses:

  • Europe-Asia in Le Havre (courses in English)
  • Europe-Middle East and Mediterranean in Menton (courses in English)
  • Europe-Africa in Reims (only bilingual programme, French knowledge required)
  • Europe-North America in Reims (courses in English)

Programmes at Sciences Po are taught in English; however, you will also have the opportunity to learn the local language through immersive French language classes.

Spend your third and fourth year at HKU in an arts, social sciences, or business undergraduate programme to complete the four-year programme. The HKU campus is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Hong Kong. The enterprising city is a global financial hub and is rated one of the best student cities in the world.

Choose from a list of possible majors:

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • American Studies
  • China Studies (Arts stream)
  • Comparative Literature
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Global Creative Industries
  • History
  • Hong Kong Studies
  • Language and Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Translation
  • Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (Note: Students must undergo a selection process arranged by the Programme Coordinator for declaring the EDI major)
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Analytics
  • Marketing
  • China Studies (Social Sciences stream)
  • Geography
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Social Work and Social Administration
  • Sociology


Fees and Scholarships

Tuition fees are to be paid to each host institution (two years at Sciences Po and two years at HKU) and are fixed at the time of enrolment. 

  Sciences Po (2 years) HKU (2 years)
Tuition fees EUR10,540 per year HKD171,000 per year
Accommodation (approximate costs) EUR4,800 per year HKD17,290-37,940 per year
Living expenses (approximate costs) EUR6,000 per year HKD50,000 per year

If you have a tax residence in the European Economic Area, you will pay fees according to a sliding scale based on income declared and household size.

If you have the right of abode in Hong Kong, you will pay local fees of HKD42,100 per year. 

Sciences Po

Non-European students are eligible to apply for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship for outstanding international students. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit. Learn more. 


Merit-based entrance scholarships for outstanding students at HKU range from one-off grants to full coverage of tuition fees and living expenses. Students will be considered automatically for entrance scholarships upon submission of their application.

How to Apply

Application for the dual degree programme is now closed, the application timeline below is for your reference only. Application information for academic year 2022-2023 will be available in due course. 

If you wish to apply to the dual degree programme, please submit your application through Sciences Po by 25 April 2021. Be sure to choose the dual degree programme as your first choice! 

Consideration will be made by both HKU and Sciences Po. Students who are admissible to both Universities will be invited to a dual degree interview. Two interview sessions will be organised:

  • First session: 22 - 26 March, 2021 (to assess applications submitted on or before 28 February, 2021)
  • Second session: 31 May - 4 June, 2021 (to assess applications submitted on or before 25 April, 2021)

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If you wish to be considered for HKU regular degrees too, a separate application should be made to HKU apart from the dual degree application. Your application will be considered by HKU only and won’t be affected by the outcome of your dual degree programme application.

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