Cost and Financing

Students attending the program pay tuition and fees to the campus they are physically attending.

For the first two years, tuition and fees are paid to Sciences Po. For the last two years of the program, tuition and fees are paid to UC Berkeley. Tuition and fees for both institutions are subject to change.

Sciences Po

Tuition is determined by tax residence within or outside of the European Economic Area and based on a sliding scale from 0 to 10,700 Euros. Refer to the Sciences Po website for 2020-2021 fees. Fees are listed per academic year. Students whose tax residency is not in the EU will pay the full 10,700 Euros a year.

The cost of living estimates varies by campus. Visit the Sciences Po Create a Budget page for additional details.

UC Berkeley

Determine your residency status, and then review undergraduate tuition and fees for the current academic year on the Office of the Registrar's website. Note that fees are listed per semester on the Registrar's site (there are two semesters per year).

*If you are a California resident, living in France for two years will not change your status as a resident as this is determined by parent/guardian status.

The cost of living estimates can be found on the Cost of Attendance page of the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships website under "Other Estimated Costs." Costs presented on this page are per year.

Students admitted to the program for Fall 2021 will attend UC Berkeley beginning in Fall 2023. The 2022-2023 cost of attendance, including tuition, fees and non-resident supplemental tuition rates, will be available in late Spring 2023

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Similar to tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships are administered by the campus of attendance.

Sciences Po

Sciences Po is pleased to offer the Henri de Castries Scholarship, a $10,000 merit-based scholarship for students in order to help them sustain their stay in France during their studies. Information on applying for the Henri de Castries Scholarship can be found here.

Other need-based scholarships may be available for qualifying students but will vary year to year.

Campus France offers other scholarships based on nationality, majors, etc. You can see options here

All students will also receive financial aid for housing from the CAF (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales) once they apply and begin their studies at Sciences Po. This benefit is for French and international students.


US citizens, US permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens may apply for and receive need-based financial aid through the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships office during the two years at UC Berkeley.

Foreign nationals who will be studying at Berkeley through a visa can review the Berkeley International Office's webpage on Financial Aid for International Students.

Small scholarships through the Berkeley Alumni chapter, International House, and other outside organizations are available to apply for. We encourage you to look at