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HEIP (Hautes Études Internationales et Politiques) has been offering its expertise to its students for several years. Our School of International Politics is dedicated to developing the best political leaders of tomorrow. What should we remember about this school specialized in international relations in France? The point through this article.

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The history of our school of international politics

The history of our school of international relations in France goes back to the 90s. At that time, the novelist Jeanne Weill opened an institution specialized in political science in Paris. The objective: to introduce sociology to young people to help them broaden their minds and go beyond traditional pedagogy.

To give life to the institute, several political actors, intellectuals and teachers of the Sorbonne joined hands. As the years go by, the School of International Relations manages to train more students. The success is there and the founder decides to expand her activities to other fields such as art, morality and journalism.

The faculty includes renowned academics and experts who have won Nobel Prizes. After the war ended in 1918, the School of International Relations took its present name. Since then, it has succeeded in training the greatest leaders of the international political world. Among them are Arthur Fontaine, Albert Lebrun, Paul Painlevé and Henry Jouvenel.

HEIP : School of Political Science and International Relations

With 120 years of expertise, the institute trains the best leaders of the socio-political world at the international level. Graduates of this school of international relations have access to a variety of opportunities in the field of political science (NGOs, ministries, embassies, private firms, consultants, journalists…).

The students of this Paris school of politics are accompanied by a strict and competent faculty throughout the course of study. HEIP brings together a network of graduates from international relations schools throughout France.

Our courses in political science and international relations

Bachelor cycle (3 years of study)

We offer training in political science and international relations for holders of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent foreign qualification. The entrance exam for the first year of the French school of politics is online. Students from all over the world can participate in the competition to enter the first year.

Entry to the second year is open to holders of a Bac +1 (60 ECTS credits) in the field of political science and international relations. Access to the third year is reserved for holders of a Bac +2 (120 ECTS credits) in the same field. For new students, the results of the competition are available 3 to 4 weeks after the tests.

MSc cycle (2 years of study)

Entry to the first year of the MSC program is reserved for those who have or are in the process of obtaining a Bac +3 (180 ECTS credits). This is the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in political, economic, human, social or legal sciences. Holders of Bac +4 (240 ECTS credits) in the same field are allowed to compete for entry into thesecond year of this school of politics in France.

The 4 campuses of HEIP, the school of political science and international relations, in France

The Paris campus

The campus of this political science school located in Paris offers training for bachelors in international relations. This program is designed to introduce students to the basic knowledge of various disciplines (international relations, political science, law, economics, geopolitics, geoeconomics, etc.).

An Msc cycle is also planned in this school of politics in Paris. Students can choose between the “Diplomacy and International Relations” or “Economic and Strategic Development” program in collaboration with ESCE.

The Lyon campus

Our school of political science based in Lyon offers an academic program for a Bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations. The School of International Relations also welcomes students in Lyon to give them an Msc in three different fields of study:

  • political science & public affairs ;
  • political communication & influence :
  • digital transformation of public services.

The Bordeaux campus

Finally, the Bordeaux School of Political Science also offers the Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. The Msc Cycle includes diplomacy and international relations. Students who wish to build a career in the world of political science can choose from our three camps in France.

The Rennes campus

On the Rennes campus, students can enroll in the Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science. They can also join the MSc Diplomacy and International Relations and the MSc Political Science and Public Affairs.

Updated 12 March 2024