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Paris Placement Program

Program Conditions

By submitting an application you agree to the following program conditions:

Selection criteria and application process

  • Acceptance into the program is selective and is based initially on the student's written application and online interview. Shortlisted students will be asked to attend an assessment centre which mirrors the graduate recruitment process.
  • All applicants must have completed (or will complete in semester 1 2018) at least 48 credit points of business related units.
  • Applications will only be accepted during the specified application dates via Sonia. Late applications will not be considered.
  • All applications will only be received via Sonia.
  • All applicants must not apply to graduate prior to completing their placement & unit of study requirements.
  • Students can participate in one Industry Placement Program only.
  • The University of Sydney Business School will administer all applications and all enquiries should be directed to: The Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, Maya McNeill. Enquiries should not be directed to SciencesPo.


  • Placements will take place from 25th June to 3rd August 2018 (which includes week 1 of semester 2).
  • Placements are limited, competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Placements are arranged on a best-fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully compared and matched based on considerations such as major/specialisation, the placement outline and the organisational culture. If, due to unforeseen circumstances the initially confirmed placement falls through, the Business School will endeavour to find an alternative in order to meet the unit of study learning requirements.
  • Students will work 5 days per week with the specific hours being determined by the host organisation. The specific work hours are agreed with the host organisation prior to the commencement of placement. A representative of the host organisation will provide a work statement outlining the main objectives of the placement. This may also include a list of the student's main tasks and any further work obligations that can be readily identified and reviewed periodically throughout the work period.
  • Students are expected to represent the University, SciencesPo and host organisation in a positive manner at all times. Inappropriate behaviour or misrepresentation of the University's name and resources, either professionally or otherwise may result in the immediate termination of the student from the program.
  • Students must not attempt to facilitate work placement arrangements outside those directly associated with the program.
  • All placements are unpaid however students will earn up to 12 credit points for successfully completing the program.

Travel Arrangements

  • Students must ensure they possess a current passport with 6 months validity after date of return.
  • Australian passport holders do not require a visa. Non-Australian citizens should be aware that they may require a visa depending on their Country of Citizenship. Students should refer to the Embassy of France for further information before applying for the program and are responsible for obtaining the relevant visa in a timely manner.
  • Students must provide the necessary supporting documents.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Paris. Students must arrive in Paris by 24th June 2018 to attend the mandatory orientation session for the program. Failure to attend the orientation session will result in a financial penalty payable by the student.


  • The program package fee is AUDTBC plus:
  • The unit of study fee for BUSS2502/6504 is the normal tuition fee associated with a unit of study at the Business School and will be charged through the normal University billing process.
  • A deposit of A$1000 is due by 12pm midday on the 16th April 2018 and the full fees are due by 25th May 2018.
  • Students are responsible for additional costs including return airfares, visas (where applicable), airport transfers, food and entertainment costs and any other incidental costs. Refer to the Fees and Scholarships page for information on what is included in the program fees.


  • Students are expected to agree to photographs or video taken in connection to the program being used for marketing purposes by the University of Sydney Business School and SciencesPo.


  • Student information as required for administering all aspects of the program will be transferred from the University of Sydney Business School to SciencesPo.

Refund Policy

  • In the event that the Paris Placement Program is cancelled, students will receive a 100 per cent refund of the program fees.
  • Upon acceptance, all students must pay a deposit of A$1000 by 12pm midday on 16th April 2018, which will only be refunded in the event that the Paris Placement Program is cancelled.
  • Students who withdraw from the Paris Placement Program after paying the deposit but prior to the full payment will not receive a refund of the A$1000.
  • Students who withdraw from the Paris Placement Program after paying the full program fees will not receive any refund.
  • 100% FEE-HELP debt for the BUSS2502/BUSS6504 Paris Placement Program unit will be incurred after the July Intensive census date.
  • Applications to withdraw from the Paris Placement Program must be received in writing and lodged with the University of Sydney Business School Careers and Employability Office.