Sciences Po Lyon/Triangle

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Sciences Po Lyon, founded in 1948 and also known as Institut d’Études Politiques de Lyon (Lyon Institute of Political Studies), is an undergraduate and graduate school of public affairs and international relations with a five-year degree that combines a Bachelor and a Master.


Entrance to the school is conditional upon passing a national competitive examination which is organized in common with six other Institutes of Political Studies, in Aix-en-Provence, Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Toulouse.

Only the top 10% of the candidates are admitted. There are two other specific examinations to enter directly into year 2 or 4, in the latter case for a Master’s program.


As a member of University of Lyon, the institute draws on its close ties with other schools and universities in the greater Lyon area to develop joint programs together with research and teaching collaborations.


Since 1990, Sciences Po Lyon has been committed to developing internationalization. Our vision of a truly international higher education institution is embedded in strengthening strategic partnerships in and outside of Europe encouraging exchange of faculty and students. Our students, with a solid language education, go abroad during their third study year, either in Europe within the Erasmus + program, or in Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America or the Arab world. Every year, Sciences Po Lyon welcomes about 250 students from our partner universities, a real opportunity and chance for opening to different cultures.At present, more than 150 universities around the world have a partnership with Sciences Po Lyon.


Sciences Po Lyon oversees 3 research labs: Triangle, Institut d’Asie Orientale, Equipe de Recherche de Lyon en Information et Communication. It is also a partner of 2 LabEx (nationally accredited labs): Intelligence des Mondes Urbains (IMU) and Constitution de la Modernité (COMOD).The institute is also responsible for the doctorate of political science awarded by the University of Lyon.


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