A bit of history…

Since Sciences Po Aix was founded in 1956 as a public higher education institution, it has been committed to providing training to the highest standard and developing the analysis and decision-making skills of future executives in the private and public sectors. The school’s history has been marked by prestigious teachers and alumni who have risen to the highest positions nationally and internationally.

The historical Sciences Po Aix building is in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, in a private townhouse dating back to the 18th century, formerly home to the University of Provence, founded in 1409. The two other campus buildings are situated nearby and are also historical sites, including a former convent and beautiful gardens.


Sciences Po Aix at a glance

  • Part of the 7 Sciences Po’s network
  • 1800 students
  • 250 international students
  • 7 Master’s degrees
  • Multi-disciplinary research laboratory CHERPA
  • 3 programmes for international students
  • 1 double-degree programme with the university of Freibourg
  • CPAG: preparation of competitive exams for Higher Administration (Ministries, international institutions, Administration, Civil and Hospital Services)
  • 14 Continuing education Certificates
  • 46 professors
  • Over 40 research associates
  • 45 student associations
  • A large network of public and private national and international institutions/companies
  • Nearly 12,000 alumni
  • An employment rate on graduation of 87%, with over 70% in the private sector.


Sciences Po Aix, a teaching of excellence

Sciences Po Aix is a Grand Ecole with admission by competitive exam or application, via a demanding selection procedure. It is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, an organisation for France’s most prestigious academic institutions.

Sciences Po Aix offers professional training combining fundamental knowledge in social sciences (political science, economics and management, law, history, sociology, general knowledge, international relations, foreign languages), methodological training in decision-making and reporting, and training that develops students’ operational skills (group work, decision-making, choosing projects, business plans), all of which contribute to improving the employability of our graduates.

Courses are taught by a team consisting primarily of professors and lecturers who are leading authorities in their areas of expertise. This team includes a significant number of instructors from the business world who bring experience and a reputation that testifies to the quality of the knowledge they share with students.