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Admission to the program is highly competitive. Students must be approved for admission by both UC Berkeley and Sciences Po to be considered for the Dual Degree Program. Students are evaluated according to the following criteria: academic achievement, perceived intellectual readiness, and the applicant's own representation of their experience, ideas, and aspirations.

Students are admitted to the program as Freshmen (first-year students). To apply to the Dual Degree, students must complete the standard University of California application for UC Berkeley, AND the Sciences Po–UC Berkeley Supplemental Application. Complete information on applying to UC Berkeley can be found through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Candidates must meet UC Berkeley and Sciences Po admissions requirements, including English proficiency requirements. Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to an interview before a panel of representatives from Sciences Po and UC Berkeley.

Note: By applying to the program, you have also applied to UC Berkeley as a 4-year degree-seeking student. It is possible to gain admission to UC Berkeley and be denied admission to the Dual Degree Program.

Admissions Timeline
August 1UC Application opens
September 1Sciences Po Supplemental Application opens
October 1Submission opens for both applications (UC Application must be submitted first)
November 30Deadline to submit both applications
DecemberDeadline to take English proficiency tests (if required)
Mid-JanuaryNotification of interview request
January-FebruaryInterviews take place
FebruaryAdmissions decisions announced!
May 1*Deadline to accept offer of admission *Deadline extended to May 15


Applications for 2024 admission are now closed. Fall 2025 admission applications will open in September 2024.

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