Sciences Po / Admissions - Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

1. Information
This website is the property of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (hereinafter referred to as « FNSP » or «the Foundation »), whose headquarters are located at 27, rue Saint Guillaume 75337 Paris CEDEX 07.
The publisher of the website is Frédéric Mion, Administrator of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP).

The service in charge of monitoring the site is:
Direction des Études et de la Scolarité de la FNSP
Represented by Cornelia Woll
27, rue Saint Guillaume
75337 Paris CEDEX 07

This website is managed by FNSP, Information Systems Services, located at:
27, rue Saint Guillaume
75337 Paris CEDEX 07
Tel: 01 45 49 50 50
Fax: 01 42 22 31 26
Siren number: 784308249
VAT number: FR27784308249

FNSP provides permanent data storage. It is headquartered at:
27, rue Saint Guillaume
75337 Paris CEDEX 07
Tel: 01 45 49 50 50
Fax: 01 42 22 31 26
Siren number: 784308249
VAT number: FR27784308249

2. Data Protection

2.1 CNIL Declaration

Pursuant to the provisions of law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 relative to information technologies, data and individual liberties, any automated processing of personal data carried out by the site has been subject to a declaration to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL).

2.2 Personal Data
The automated processing of personal data from this website was conducted in compliance with the requirements of the revised law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 on information technologies, data and individual liberties.
Users are hereby informed that in accordance with Article 32 of the revised law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 on information technologies, data and individual liberties, any information they provide through the forms present on this site is intended for the use of the FNSP, as the authority responsible for data processing, and potentially for the use of its acadamic partners and/or public adminitrations, for administrative and academic purposes (for instance: application review, publicising results, awarding scholarships, providing for applicant disabilities), for research and statistical use. The data of admitted applicants shall be used by the Office of Academic Affairs for purposes of academic management. Besides, data can be processed by the partners and information technology service providers of FNSP for the purposes of providing technical help.
Users are hereby informed that they have the right to access, challenge, and correct their personal data and thus may, if need be, request that any or all of their personal data be corrected, completed, updated, locked or erased if determined to be inexact, incomplete, equivocal, or invalid, or if its collection, use, communication or storage is prohibited.
Users also enjoy the right to oppose the processing of their data on legitimate grounds, as well as the right to oppose the use of this data for commercial purposes.
Any of these rights may be exercised in relation to the FNSP by sending a letter, along with a copy of a piece of ID containing a signature, addressed to:
Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques
27, rue Saint Guillaume
75337 Paris Cedex 07

Or to the following email address:
cnil@sciences-po.fr

Personal data collected on this site by the FNSP are processed in France.
Users of the website are required to comply with the provisions of the law on information technologies, data and individual liberties, any violations of which will be subject to criminal sanction.
Users must abstain from any collection or misuse of personal information to which they may have access, or from any action liable to infringe on the privacy or reputation of individuals.
3. Cookies
Users are hereby informed that during visits to this site cookies may automatically be set on their browser software. Cookies are small blocks of data that, while not enabling user identification, store connection information (date and time) and make it possible for users to not have to re-enter their username and password at every session.
Browser software may be configured so that users are notified whenever a cookie is being set and given the option to reject it (consult software user instructions).
Users can also configure their browsers to disable cookies.

4. Conditions of access and use
The FNSP makes every effort to ensure that users are provided with accurate and timely information, as available. Despite its best efforts in this regard, all information is provided without warranty.
Information on the site is non-binding, may contain technical or typographical inaccuracies, and is subject to change without notice. The FNSP cannot be held liable for any errors, lack of availability, accuracy, updates, incompleteness or the presence of a virus on its site.
The FNSP encourages users to signal any omissions, errors or corrections, by sending an email to: cnil@sciences-po.fr.
In addition, the FNSP cannot be held responsible in the event of any misuse of the site by the user or in the event of a temporary disruption of service (due to force majeure, maintenance, or technical problem of any kind). It is expressly understood by the user that in no event can the FNSP be held liable for any direct or indirect, material or immaterial damage that may result from the consultation or use of this website (or other sites linked to it), by any downloaded applications, by the use of any textual or visual information which may be taken from it, or for any financial or commercial loss, or for the loss or destruction of programmes or data on its information systems.
By using this site, users recognize that they understand this disclaimer.

Users of this website acknowledge that they have the necessary competence and means for accessing and using this website.
Users of this website acknowledge having verified that the computer software they are using does not contain any viruses and is in good working order.

5. Username/password
Entering a username and password constitutes proof of the user’s connection to the site https://admission.sciencespo.fr. This username and password are strictly private and confidential. Users will be prompted to enter them each time they connect to the https://admission.sciencespo.fr site.
Username and password information may not be shared with third parties. In addition, users guarantee that this information will not be automatically saved by their browser software. Failing this, users accept sole responsibility, with regard to FNSP or any other party, for any use of their identity by third parties, or for actions or declarations resulting from a login using their username and password.
In order to ensure the security of the FNSP site and information systems, and to prevent fraudulent access by unauthorized parties, user passwords must contain a minimum of 6 characters (including special characters, symbols, etc.). Users should regularly change their passwords.
After each login session, the user must log out by clicking on the «disconnect » tab, so that no unauthorized party can access the account. In this regard, the FNSP reminds users to be vigilant, especially when connecting to their account from public terminals (cybercafés, public libraries, universities, etc.).

6. Intellectual property rights
This website, its overall structure, as well as all text, images, moving or not, sounds, know-how, drawings, graphic design, etc. and any other elements that constitute part of the site, are the sole and exclusive property of the FNSP.
The same applies to any databases appearing on the FNSP website, which are protected by provisions of the law of July 1, 1998 transposing into French intellectual property law the European Directive of March 11, 1996 concerning the legal protection of databases, of which the FNSP is a producer.
All trademarks of the FNSP and its partners, as well as any logos appearing on the site, are registered trademarks (semi-figurative or not).
Any use or reproduction, in whole or in part, of this site, any elements that compose it or any information contained in it without the prior written consent of the FNSP, is strictly prohibited and constitutes infringement under the Intellectual Property Code.

7. Links
This website may contain links to other websites.
The FNSP is not responsible for third party websites which users may access via its site, and which may contain illegal or inaccurate information. The FNSP has no control over the content of third party sites. The decision whether or not to activate these links rests exclusively with users of the site.
Likewise, the FNSP is not responsible in the event of the unavailability or malfunction of third party sites.
The FNSP is fully prepared to remove any links to other Internet sites upon request of the owner of the site.
The FNSP must provide prior written consent for the creation of any link to its site and reserves the right to require its removal at any time.

8. Applicable law – Jurisdiction

The terms of the present contract shall be governed by French law.
Any disputes arising from this contract shall be subject to the jurisdiction of French courts.


The FNSP thanks you for visiting its site.

Use of your personal data
This remote access service has been declared by the FNSP.
Any information that you provide is used as part of the Sciences Po admissions process. It is made available to the FNSP and, in some cases, its university partners and/or public agencies, for administrative and academic purposes (such as, reviewing admissions applications, publicizing grades and exam results, awarding scholarships, and providing for student disabilities), as well as for research and statistical analysis. Data pertaining to admitted students will be used by the Office of Academic Affairs for the management of academic life. In addition, data may also be used by IT service providers, in order to provide technical assistance. By using this site and filling out this form you consent to the collection of your personal data by the FNSP.
You have the right to access, correct, and oppose for legitimate reasons any personal data that concerns you. To exercise this right, please contact the FNSP at 27, rue Saint Guillaume 75337 Paris Cedex 07, or by email at the following address: cnil@sciences-po.fr.