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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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.
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.
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|
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||EUR13,000 per year||HKD182,000 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.
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
If you wish to apply to the dual degree programme, please submit your application through Sciences Po by 22 March 2023. 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 an interview. Two interview sessions will be organised:
- First session: Late March (to assess applications submitted on or before 22 February 2023)
- Second session: Late April / till Early May (to assess applications submitted on or before 22 March 2023)
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.