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Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Overview

Travel abroad, immerse yourself in French culture, learn a new language and complete a dual degree.

Two of the world’s leading institutions for the humanities and social sciences – the University of Sydney and Sciences Po in France – have come together to offer students a dual degree program, one of a kind in Australia.

After completing the first two years of study in France, you will relocate to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney to continue your third and fourth year of studies in the Bachelor of Economics. Courses are taught in English, although you may select French as your language proficiency increases.

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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What you'll study

Students accepted into the program will work towards both:

  • a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sciences Po, and
  • a Bachelor of Economics degree at the University of Sydney

The dual degree program incorporates a four-year structure as follows:

  • Year One: France – commencing in August at one of three Sciences Po regional campuses
  • Year Two: France – continued study at the selected regional campus
  • Year Three: Sydney – all students move to the University of Sydney for year three, commencing in August (Semester 2)
  • Year Four: Sydney – final year of study which will be completed in June (Semester 1)

You can also choose to add another year at Sydney with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Units of Study

Important dates

  • 1 August: Applications open directly to the University of Sydney
  • 15 October: Application deadline for first round
  • November: First round shortlisted applicants will be advised
  • Late November: First round interviews (Sydney)
  • 17 December: First round offers released 
  • 15 January: Applications close for second round 
  • February: Second round shortlisted applicants will be advised
  • Early to mid March: Second round interviews (Paris)
  • By the end of March: Second round offers released

Fee information for the Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree program consists of two separately priced tuition fee components. The exact fees that you will pay depends on the provider (Sciences Po or The University of Sydney), and the calendar year in which you undertake your studies in the Dual Degree program.

Sciences Po

The first tuition fee component is for Years 1 to 2 at Sciences Po, France. Regardless of whether you are a Commonwealth supported student, or international full fee paying student, tuition fees are paid directly to Sciences Po. The tuition fees are available on the Sciences Po website. Students are responsible for all Sciences Po fees applicable for the initial years of study in the Dual Degree program and must make their own enquiries directly with Sciences Po to determine what these fees are.

The University of Sydney

The second tuition fee component is for Years 3 to 4 undertaken at The University of Sydney. The fees information currently lists the Student Contribution Amount for Commonwealth supported students and the tuition fee rate for international students commencing their year 3 studies in the Sydney degree (based on 48 credit points per year). These amounts are subject to annual increases for each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. Refer to `Important fee information' below for more detailed fee information.

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Year

Sem

 Unit of study 

1

1

Economics core credit

Economics core credit

Credit

Credit/Major 2

 

2

Economics core credit

Economics core credit

Credit

Credit/Major 2

2

1

Economics core 

Economics core 

Major 2/Minor

Major 2/Minor

 

2

Economics core 

Economics core 

Open Learning Environment units

Major 2/Minor

3

1

Economics major selective

Economics major selective

Open Learning Environment units

Major 2/Minor

 

2

Economics major selective

Economics major selective

Major 2/Minor

Major 2/Minor

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics

Admission requirement

This program is highly competitive. Admission is determined jointly by the University of Sydney and Sciences Po, based on the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with the minimum academic results required for the Bachelor of Economics
    Note: only recent high school leavers are eligible, no transfer students permitted
  • Submission of a statement of motivation, CV and academic transcripts. See the 'How to Apply' section for more details
  • Interview performance
  • Meet the higher of the English language requirements of the two partner institutions. For details, check the Sciences Po English language requirements.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The University of Sydney Calendar and Handbooks are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Economics allow you to take part in an international exchange program. The program enables you to enhance your skills in a language other than English and your knowledge of other societies and cultures. Learn more about the dual degree experience

Option to combine with

Progression requirements

Dual degree students are required to successfully complete all required components each semester to remain in the dual degree program. Students who fail to meet course requirements will exit the program and may transfer to the single qualifying award only. Dual degree students may also opt out of the dual award option and continue with the single degree. For more information, visit the course Handbook

Career Pathways

  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Business consultant
  • Business information systems analyst
  • Economic analyst, economist
  • Financial manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Industrial relations specialist
  • Researcher
  • Social policy adviser

Future study options

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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