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DUAL DEGREES & JOINT PROGRAMS

The Alliance Program proposes a range of challenging and selective dual degrees for an integrated education across the Atlantic.

View our Welcome Brochure for 2012 Students

DOCTORAL PROGRAM

> PhD Partnership in Political Science between Columbia University and Sciences Po
Students spend two of their five years in the partner university, receiving two PhD degrees at the completion of their studies. A unique PhD program that grants two degrees, one in the United States and one in France.
Presentation brochure
FAQ for incoming Columbia students
FAQ for incoming Sciences Po students
Application guidelines
Faculty and list of courses

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

> Dual Certificate in African Studies
One-year program between Columbia and Panthéon-Sorbonne University, offered to undergraduate and graduate students.

Click here to view the brochure.

Application Guidelines for Paris I Students

> Dual Master in Art History
Dual Degree between Columbia University and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne that includes one semester at the partner university.
Click here for the brochure

> Dual Master of International Affairs (MIA)
Dual degree between Sciences Po and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Two-year program that includes one year at the partner university.
Please visit Columbia webpage and Sciences Po webpage for more info or click here for the brochure.

> Dual Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Dual degree between Sciences Po and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Two-year program that includes one year at the partner university. This master is part of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).
See Columbia webpage and Sciences Po webpage for more info.

> Global Master's degree in Development Practice (MDP)
A partnership between the MDP at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and the MDP at Sciences Po through a Global Classroom in Sustainable Development.

> Dual Master in Journalism Studies
Dual degree between Columbia School of Journalism and Sciences Po School of Journalism. Two-year program that includes one year at the partner university.
See Columbia webpage for more info or click here for the brochure.

> JD/Master in French Law
Four-year JD/Master Program between Columbia Law School and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne that includes two years at each institution.
See Columbia webpage for more info.
Click here for the brochure.

Paris 1 students can find the application here
.

> JD/Certificate in Global Business Law and Governance
Three-year program between Columbia Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po that includes one semester in Paris.
See Columbia webpage for more info.
Click here for the brochure.

The application period for Paris 1 students is from February 4 to March 1, 2013.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

> Dual B.A. Program
A four-year dual degree between Columbia University and Sciences Po, offering a global undergraduate educational experience, that includes two years at the partner university.
See Dual Degree webpage for more info and watch video.

> Joint B.S./M.S. Program
A 5-year BS/MS Program between The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Ecole Polytechnique. The BS/MS Program primarily targets students interested in developing their intellectual and professional capabilities with a cross-cultural perspective. It also caters to students pursuing academic and research-oriented careers. This dual degree program offers unique access to employment opportunities in France and Europe, connects students with two global alumni networks, and gives them transatlantic insight into the field of engineering and applied science.
Click here for more information.

> Joint B.A./M.A. Program
Open to undergraduate students at Barnard College, Columbia College and the School of General Studies.
Five-year program that includes three years of study at Columbia and two years at Sciences Po. The main areas of concentration in the Sciences Po M.A. degree are Public Affairs, International Affairs, Legal and Judiciary Careers, Economic Law, Marketing and Communications, Finance and Strategy, Human Resources Management, Territorial and Urban Strategies, Media and Culture Management and European Affairs.

The application deadline for 2013-2014 is April 2nd, 2013.

Download the program brochure, the Sciences Po B.A./M.A. Info Sheet or see Columbia webpage for more info.

> Undergraduate Student Exchange Program
Undergraduate students from any of the four partner universities can spend a semester or a year at the other city.

> Joint Program in Visual Arts between Columbia University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, offering undergraduate students one semester at the partner university.

 

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

> Alliance Research Internship Program between Columbia University and the Ecole Polytechnique in Sustainable Development

Open to Polytechnique students in their third year to do a research internship at Columbia University for 3 months. Host research centers include the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) , the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE), and the Urban Design Lab (UDL) of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE) of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

The call for applications for 2013 is now open.
The call for CIESIN, IRI, LCSE, and CLUE is available here, Deadline: December 17, 2012.
The call for UDL and GISS is available here, Deadline: December 30, 2012.
The call for additional opportinuties at GISS and CIESIN is available here, Deadline: January 20, 2013.

> Alliance Research Internship Program between Sciences Po and Columbia University in Sustainable Development

Open to Sciences Po students in their third year to do a research internship for 3 months at Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The call for applications for 2013 is now open.
The call is available here, Deadline: February 15, 2013.

> Study Abroad Program at Ecole Polytechnique

A study abroad or research internship between the Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanics/Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or Economics. Open to junior, senior and graduate students from Columbia University wishing to do a research internship at Ecole Polytechnique for 3 to 10 months.

The call for applications for 2013 is now open.
Application deadline: February 15, 2013.
Late applications for admission in January 2014 are still accepted until October 31, 2013.

> Research Internship Program at Ecole Polytechnique

Research Internship between the Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, or Computer Science. Open to advanced undergraduate students, Master and PhD students from Columbia wishing to spend 3 to 6 months at a lab of Ecole Polytechnique.
> Detailed information
> Research topics
> List of the 22 research laboratories at Ecole Polytechnique [PDF]
> Applications forms

The call for applications for 2013 is now open.
Applications as well as recommendation letters should be sent directly to Lauranne Bardin, Assistant Director, Alliance Program at lb2808@columbia.edu before January 8th, 2013.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

> Call for Doctoral Mobility

> Grants up to $4,000
> Call is now open for 2013-2014 (click here for document)
> Application deadline: September 30, 2013

2014-2015 Application form
2014-2015 Instructions for professors

> This Year's Doctoral Mobility Award Recipients

> Jerome Lohez Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships oriented to French and American students enrolled in one of the four Alliance partner institutions. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit its website
> Up to 2 scholarships of up to $2,000
> Calls are now open for 2013
(click here for application document)

> Application deadline: September 30, 2013.

> Alliance Internship Grant
Open to third-year Ecole Polytechnique students who have been admitted to the Alliance Research Internship Program (Spring 2013)
This grant is offered in partnership with the Chaire de Developpement Durable and the Chair Business Economics at the Ecole Polytechnique.
> Up to 2 scholarships of 1000 euros
> Next call to open in Spring 2013

> Alliance Scholarship for Masters Degree in Renewable Energy
The Master's program in Renewable Energy instructs students on fundamental scientific concepts of renewable energy as well as the generation, storage, and distribution of energy. Columbia College students may apply to become part of this program in their third or fourth year.
Ecole Polytechnique will award several scholarships (10,000 € per year) to outstanding students from Columbia. Application for the scholarship must be submitted along with application to the Master’s program.
> Next call to open in Spring 2013

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

The Alliance Program provides guidance to use facilities and resources at the host university, such as access to libraries and contacts with faculty members.

> Short-term visits for doctoral students

The Alliance Program encourages doctoral mobility for the PhD candidates of the four partner institutions. The Alliance Program may provide access to the universities' libraries for short-term visits of up to two weeks, upon presentation of a letter of recommendation from the student's PhD advisor.

Please contact us for more information.

 

 
         

 

 


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Created in the fall 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Alliance is an innovative program that aims to create and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Since its founding, Alliance’s scope of activities have included the organization of numerous academic conferences both in Paris and in New York, the setting up of international multidisciplinary research teams, and the creation of joint-courses and curricula targeting the students of its founding partners.