Mandatory year abroad

Mandatory year abroad


The third year of the Sciences Po Lille Curriculum occurs abroad.


The third year which is for international mobility is a critical year for students: it occurs at the end of the « first cycle » and prepares students for the master cycle.

This is a year of study, or one semester of work placement and one semester of study, that must be validated with 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent outside the Erasmus+ network).

A jury deliberates on validation, any catch-ups, repeat of the year or for extreme cases, the exclusion of students upon their return.

International mobility: 

The students of Sciences Po Lille benefit from exchange agreements with a large number of partner universities across the globe.

The list of partner universities and the number of spots available for every academic year is available from the Sciences Po Lille website in November, the year prior to the mobility.

This list is composed of Universities participating in the Erasmus+ network (28 countries from the EU + Countries of the European Economic Area and Turkey) and universities outside of the Erasmus network.

Many of our partner universities have a high international ranking.


Sciences Po Lille financially assists its students during their international mobility thanks to many scholarships from : Erasmus+, the Ministry of Higher Education, The Région Hauts de France and also from Sciences Po Lille’s own resource.