Sciences Po Lyon
Suitable for Politics and International Relation Students
Founded in 1948, Sciences Po Lyon is a public higher education institute specialising in Human and Social Sciences and training future executives in the public and private sectors. Sciences Po Lyon trains students to become skilled and effective professionals who can take initiatives and make decisions. The teaching is fueled by a constant quest for excellence and cultivates a multi-disciplinary approach in human and social sciences based on four fundamental disciplines: history, law, political science and economy. With its 1,800 students, Sciences Po Lyon is a higher education institute of a size that enables it to retain a human touch, offering optimal study conditions that can benefit each and every individual student. Joining Sciences Po Lyon also enables students to enjoy the intellectual stimulation offered by around fifty conferences per year, not to mention a vibrant student life led by forty associations.
Since 2017, Sciences Po Lyon has operated two campuses: the historical campus in Lyon city centre and a second in Saint-Étienne. International students who visit us for a semester or a full academic year will study on the Lyon campus.
Located in the heart of the city centre, the Lyon campus spans close to 8,000 m2 on the banks of the river Rhône. This historical site, which used to be home to the Military Health School, hosts the Sciences Po Lyon administrative departments, three large lecture halls, dozens of classrooms, a library and a cafeteria.
Sciences Po Lyon proudly encourages and actively supports student life across both of its campuses. It comes in the form of daily support to student associations and payment of subsidies to allow them to operate. Many students at Sciences Po Lyon enjoy taking part in the fifty or so student associations hosted on campus. This voluntary commitment allows the entire student community to benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities, whether on or off campus, at Lyon and Saint-Étienne.