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Year 1 of the Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science or in International Relations

Admission deadlines :
Please, consult Parcoursup’s calendar.

To apply for ESPOL, you must follow the steps explained on the PARCOURSUP site.

Parcoursup Calendar

Which documents are required in your application?

  • A cover letter in English.
  • Official transcripts of grades for final two years of high school.
  • Official Transcript of final school exam scores and subsequent years of study (if applicable)


Year 2 of the Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science or in International Relations

Admission dates :

15 February 2023 – 1st May 2023

Registration of your application takes place on the admissions website of the Catholic University of Lille.

The second year of the bachelor’s degree is open to students who have completed their first year of Bachelor or obtained 60 ECTS credits in political science or related subjects (sociology, law, international relations, economics, history, …)

Required documents:

  • A cover letter in English
  • Transcript of final school exam scores and subsequent years of study (if applicable)
  • Any document certifying to foreign language skills can be added to the application
  • High school diploma
  • CV

Master's programmes

Master's in Digital Politics & Governance, Master's in Global European Politics, Master's in Food Politics & Sustainable Development et Master's in Interantional Security Politics

ESPOL Master’s admission procedure: How to apply?

How to apply

  1. Choose your preferred master’s programme
  2. Review the eligibility and admission criteria 
  3. Take a language test (or provide results from a recent test; see below)
  4. Ask 2 former professors for reference letters, make sure to do this early enough to ensure your referees have enough time to reply.
  5. Create your account and submit your application through the admission platform between 1st February and 28 July 2023.
  6. Upload the required documents onto the admission platform.
  7. When accepted, complete your registration on the admission platform. 

How does the admission process work?

1. Calendar

To apply, we invite you to register your application on our admission area before 28 July 2023.

2. Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for admission, students are required to submit:

Access to M1 is open to candidates with a bachelor’s degree and/or 180 ECTS in political science or a related subject (sociology, law, especially public law, international relations, economics, geography, history, civilisation, demography, etc.).

  • Transcripts of the 3 years of the Licence (180 ECTS)
  • CV in English
  • Letter of motivation in English
  • Two academic letters of recommendation (English or French)
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL – 80 iBT or 550 PBT or 60 PDF
    • IELTS Academic – 6.0
    • PTE Academic 54
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – grade C
    • TOEIC – 785

A language test is not required for native English speakers or students with an undergraduate/graduate degree in English. (Proof of French language proficiency is not required).

Please do not add any additional documents other than those listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

3. Admission criteria

Several criteria are taken into account for the evaluation of the admission

  1. Academic excellence: academic background and results.
  2. Professional experience, including internships and public engagement.
  3. Future plans and motivation, as explained in your personal statement
  4. Personal background.

4. Procedure

The admission procedure for ESPOL Masters Courses is supervised by the Admissions Committee which is headed by the Director of Studies. 

The standard admission procedure at ESPOL consists of 4 phases:

  • Eligibility phase: the eligibility of the candidate is checked by the Admission Officer. Eligibility status is communicated with the candidates by the Admission Officer as soon as possible.
  • Evaluation phase: desk-based evaluation of eligible candidates by two academic members of ESPOL, appointed by the Admission Committee, and following the admission criteria described above. Based on this double evaluation, the Admission Committee decides on the admission of the candidate to the interview phase.
  • Interview phase: candidates accepted to the interview phase are invited (by email) to an interview with one of the members of the Admission Committee.
  • Admission decision: based on the results of the evaluation and the interviews, the Admission Committee decides upon the admission of the candidates. Final decisions of the Committee are communicated to the admission officer, who shares the individual decisions with the candidates.

If you have any questions about the admission procedure, please contact the admissions department:


To be eligible for admission, students are required to submit:

  • Most recent diploma
  • Academic transcript
  • Personal statement in English. Personal statements explain your interest in the study programme and its aims.
  • CV in English
  1. Create your account and submit your application through the admission platform:
  2. Send the requested documents to:
  3. When accepted,complete your registration on 

Admission fees

ESPOL, as a private higher education institution, requires to charge tuition fees in order to operate. Tuition can be adjusted, based on the revenues of the applicant’s family’s, household composition and CROUS scholarship indexes.

You can now get an immediate online estimate by logging on to the school simulation site.

Bachelor’s and Master’s fees: between €3,300 and €11,640
Programme in European Politics fees: €5,000 per semester (flat fee)

Financial support


You can apply for housing benefit (APL) from La CAF as soon as you become a tenant. This aid helps to finance part of your rent. It is adapted according to the amount of rent, your income and your family situation. You can find more information on La CAF website.

La CAF also offers you the possibility of carrying out a simulation on their website.

The Visale guarantee is a new scheme which is a state guarantee for students who do not have a personal guarantor. For more information, visit the Visale website.


Two grants can be applied for by students going on international mobility. The Erasmus grant is a scheme for students going on exchange to Europe. For more information, visit the Génération Erasmus+ website.
The Mermoz grant, for students wishing to do an internship, a study period or a research stay abroad. Visit the Regional Council website for more information.
Information meetings are planned at the beginning and during the year. If you have any questions about your mobility, please do not hesitate to contact the ESPOL International Relations Office.


Many banks have offers tailored to the needs of students. Ask your bank for information on how to obtain a student loan at an attractive rate. In addition, the french state can provide a guarantee for your student loan (EU citizens only). For more information, go to the public services website.


To find your student job and optimise your job search, don’t hesitate to go to the Career Center! In addition to workshops and individual meetings, your Career Center offers job dating and online offers.

UCL Grants & Prizes


The Féron Vrau grant is open to high school students with grant and future undergraduate students. Information, rules and applications:


This scholarship is open to ESPOL students from Bachelor 2 to Master 2 based on the excellence of the applicant and his/her motivation. The amount of the scholarship varies from 1000€ to 2000€. For more information, please consult the regulations (French).


A prestigious awards scheme that funds British postgraduate students who want to study in France. Visit Franco British website for more information.


The Susan Strange Prize is awarded to the best Master’s thesis and the best undergraduate research paper. The prize money is €1000. For more information, you can consult the regulations (French).


It intervenes to take charge of all or part of the students’ schooling in the event of a life accident occurring after enrolment in the institution.

Campus Bourse - Grant Search Engine

There are a wide variety of scholarships available, depending on :

  • the funding body (French government, foundation, company, etc.)
  • the target group (doctoral students, masters students, etc.)
  • the nationality of the recipient
  • the amount of the scholarship
  • the duration of the grant

For all information on scholarships, please consult Campus France’s tool:

Campus Bourse


1 – ESPOL’s Student Excellence Grant

As part of our commitment to talent, ESPOL issues Student Excellence Grants every year. The grants are intended to provide a source of financial support to the best candidates who have been offered admission for one of ESPOL’s master’s programmes. The grant will be allocated primarily to incoming master students who have confirmed enrolment.

2 – Grant criteria

The Student Excellence Grants are allocated based on the following criteria:

  • the degree of academic excellence, demonstrated by the candidate’s previous academic records;
  • the candidate’s motivation and the suitability of her/his professional project with regard to the master’s degree;

3 – When and how to apply

As an accepted candidate to one of ESPOL’s master’s programmes, the only thing you need to do to be considered for a Student Excellence Grant is to confirm your enrolment in the chosen programme by completing your registration on the admission platform (  and paying the enrolment deposit (or the full tuition fees if you register from July onwards) by the registration deadline stated in your admission letter. Once confirmed, you will be automatically considered for the Student Excellence Grant.

4 – How much you can get and how the grants are paid

Grants typically range from 1000€ to 2000€. The grant is awarded by check to the students once their enrolment in the programme is confirmed. In case of early drop-out or non-validation of the MA programme, the total amount of the grant is to be reimbursed.

The Admission Committee will meet in the second half of June (Round 1) and in the first half of September (Round 2) to attribute the grants. Results will be communicated in early July (Round 1) and by mid-September 2022 (Round 2).


In application of article 32 of law n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to information technology, files and freedoms, we inform you that personal data concerning you is subject to computer processing implemented by Pierre Giorgini, Rector.

This data is collected in order to facilitate the analysis of applications carried out by the committee for the examination of applications for the XXX course within the strict framework of the methods and criteria for the pedagogical examination of applications that it has determined.

The information collected is kept for a period of 2 years in the active database and 4 years in the archive database

The recipients of this data are exclusively the members of the selection committee.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 39 and 40 of the law of 6 January 1978, you have the right to access and rectify information concerning you.

In application of article 40-1 of the law of 6 January 1978, you also have the possibility of defining directives concerning the fate of your personal data after your death.

You can access the information concerning you by contacting: