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    Hello everybody,
    I have been looking for ages and still couldn't find a forum on Sciences Po 2018 intake so I just got my information based on the 2017 one, but I think we should have one too
    So here I am

    I'm Marco, italian, I applied to Sciences Po Reims campus through the international procedure. I had my interview on January 19th and I'm still waiting for a final decision.

    Anyone?
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    Hi, I'm considering applying to Menton. How did your interview go?
    (Do you know whether it is possible to carry out an interview online [ie skype] if it is not possible to travel to one of the interview locations?)
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    Hi everybody,
    my interview went well (I had it in Reims on January 19th), the panel let me speak for my 10 minutes as I was analyzing the article they gave me without interrupting (they were just taking notes). After that, they started asking questions based on the considerations I had made during the analysis, so I suggest mentioning only stuff you're really confident in during your presentation in order to shift the conversation over to that area. They posed 3 or 4 question each, my panel was composed of the admission director, a political philosophy professor and an economics professor; they really want to push you to your limit and see how far you'll go (e.g. during my presentation I commented saying that the author's opinion reflected Plato's view expressed in the 6th book of his "Republic" and they asked questions about it unitl I just didn't know the answer). They make very specific questions and they want concise answers of a minute at the most, but I would say is, even if you don't know the answer, try to argument your thoughts on the general topic of the question, they might lead you to the answer.
    Stay updated with the news and most importantly, read the New York Times and the Economist of the days right before your interview; that's where they get the articles from.

    I had applied for Reims campus for the Euro American program and I was admitted just a week ago. Hope your interviews go super well! :-)
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    (Original post by marcomenicali)
    Hi everybody,
    my interview went well (I had it in Reims on January 19th), the panel let me speak for my 10 minutes as I was analyzing the article they gave me without interrupting (they were just taking notes). After that, they started asking questions based on the considerations I had made during the analysis, so I suggest mentioning only stuff you're really confident in during your presentation in order to shift the conversation over to that area. They posed 3 or 4 question each, my panel was composed of the admission director, a political philosophy professor and an economics professor; they really want to push you to your limit and see how far you'll go (e.g. during my presentation I commented saying that the author's opinion reflected Plato's view expressed in the 6th book of his "Republic" and they asked questions about it unitl I just didn't know the answer). They make very specific questions and they want concise answers of a minute at the most, but I would say is, even if you don't know the answer, try to argument your thoughts on the general topic of the question, they might lead you to the answer.
    Stay updated with the news and most importantly, read the New York Times and the Economist of the days right before your interview; that's where they get the articles from.

    I had applied for Reims campus for the Euro American program and I was admitted just a week ago. Hope your interviews go super well! :-)
    Congratulations! And thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by Doremi963)
    Hi, I'm considering applying to Menton. How did your interview go?
    (Do you know whether it is possible to carry out an interview online [ie skype] if it is not possible to travel to one of the interview locations?)
    Hello Doremi, Same I am currently unable to travel for the interview! Did you contact them via e-mail? If so, did they agree? I am still waiting for their reply
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    (Original post by choccodog0)
    Hello Doremi, Same I am currently unable to travel for the interview! Did you contact them via e-mail? If so, did they agree? I am still waiting for their reply
    Please let me know if they reply! I'll write too if I get any updates...
    Deadlines are getting closer and it's getting stressful
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    (Original post by Doremi963)
    Please let me know if they reply! I'll write too if I get any updates...
    Deadlines are getting closer and it's getting stressful
    Okay sure! Did you receive an offer?
    Guys is anyone applying for the Rene Seydoux scholarship?
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    Hey, my application was declared admissible - does that mean I got an interview?
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    (Original post by Michelle123de)
    Hey, my application was declared admissible - does that mean I got an interview?
    Hi!
    Mine was too. Yes, we are admissible, we just have to wait for the interview date.
    Where did you applied to?
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    (Original post by SP2018)
    Hi!
    Mine was too. Yes, we are admissible, we just have to wait for the interview date.
    Where did you applied to?
    Hey, oh that's good news! First choice Reims, 2nd choice Menton, wbu?
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    (Original post by Michelle123de)
    Hey, oh that's good news! First choice Reims, 2nd choice Menton, wbu?

    First choice Le Havre and 2nd choice Reims!
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    (Original post by choccodog0)
    Hello Doremi, Same I am currently unable to travel for the interview! Did you contact them via e-mail? If so, did they agree? I am still waiting for their reply
    Hey, they finally replied. They said it would be possible to do an online interview, but haven't given any details yet.
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    (Original post by marcomenicali)
    Hello everybody,
    I have been looking for ages and still couldn't find a forum on Sciences Po 2018 intake so I just got my information based on the 2017 one, but I think we should have one too
    So here I am

    I'm Marco, italian, I applied to Sciences Po Reims campus through the international procedure. I had my interview on January 19th and I'm still waiting for a final decision.

    Anyone?
    Hi! I am from Hong Kong and applying for the Sciences Po - HKU dual degree. I've chosen the Reims campus and still waiting for updates from the uni.
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    Hi everyone,I too applied for the 2018 intake. I wanted to know how long does it take them to review your application ? I submitted mine in Feb and it's been more than a month now, tbh it's pretty nerve-racking
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    Thank you so much for starting this thread. I literally searched every student forum and couldn't find a single thread for the 2018 undergrad intake, except yours !!
    (Original post by marcomenicali)
    Hello everybody,
    I have been looking for ages and still couldn't find a forum on Sciences Po 2018 intake so I just got my information based on the 2017 one, but I think we should have one too
    So here I am

    I'm Marco, italian, I applied to Sciences Po Reims campus through the international procedure. I had my interview on January 19th and I'm still waiting for a final decision.

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    Mine took a little more than a month - submitted on Feb 10th and got the admissable email on march 13th I think. Just stay patient - they will send you an email.
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    Hi ! I applied for the undergraduate programme at the Reims Campus (my first, and only choice) I submitted my application in Mid-January, received an invitation for an interview on the 31st of January, and had my interview Mid March in Reims I received an offer yesterday !! If you have any questions about the process, I'm more than happy to answer them. I found the interview incredibly daunting, but it was certainly do-able.
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    Thank you so much !!!
    (Original post by Michelle123de)
    Mine took a little more than a month - submitted on Feb 10th and got the admissable email on march 13th I think. Just stay patient - they will send you an email.
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    Heyyy, first of all congratulations !!!
    I wanted to know how exactly does one prepare for the interview ? I keep up to date with global events by reading the NYT and WSJ, but I wanted to know what type of articles does the jury exactly give and what is the difficulty level of the questions they ask ?

    I would be really grateful if you could help me with this aspect. Thank you so much in advance !!!!



    (Original post by onefivesixfour)
    Hi ! I applied for the undergraduate programme at the Reims Campus (my first, and only choice) I submitted my application in Mid-January, received an invitation for an interview on the 31st of January, and had my interview Mid March in Reims I received an offer yesterday !! If you have any questions about the process, I'm more than happy to answer them. I found the interview incredibly daunting, but it was certainly do-able.
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    Hi ) Thank you!

    So I am currently finishing up the IB, in which I take global politics, English literature, Dutch language and literature and film at a higher level, and if anything, I think these subjects were instrumental in helping me with the interview. A major component of the GP assessment is a ten-minute memorized oral presentation, in Dutch and English we analyze texts often and have to have interactive discussions on poems/articles/etc. So I would recommend that you spend time becoming comfortable with the format of the interview. I asked a few of my teachers to have preparatory sessions, in which they picked articles from major news outlets like New York Times, The Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Economist (of course this is not an exhaustive list, but you get the idea) and I went through the experience of sitting down for 30 minutes, preparing presentation, presenting it, and then having a discussion about the substance of my presentation afterwards, as well as my motivations for studying at sciences po (how do I envision my career path, what are my personal academic goals etc).
    Regarding keeping up with current affairs, I've been reading the above news outlets for a long time, but I am guilty of occasionally finding some articles difficult to latch on to. So I've made the comfortable habit of starting each of my days with the New York Time's podcast "the Daily" that has some excellent material. Additionally, listening to podcasts by the economist have certainly also helped. You can't always read 'on the go' but plugging in your headphones is stupidly easy. Of course, I'm a very aural and visual learner so that you may have your own strategies.
    All in all, I would say that visiting the student room and hearing all of the stories about students who have already been accepted intimidated me more than it helped me succeed in the interview- so just make sure to be confident in yourself and your ambitions. I'm assuming that you've already been invited to an interview and that in and of itself is an accomplishment to be proud of
    Good luck!! And let me know if I can help in any other way. And I'm sorry for the massive block of text... I hope it's helpful!


    (Original post by Vardhan.shaurya)
    Heyyy, first of all congratulations !!!
    I wanted to know how exactly does one prepare for the interview ? I keep up to date with global events by reading the NYT and WSJ, but I wanted to know what type of articles does the jury exactly give and what is the difficulty level of the questions they ask ?

    I would be really grateful if you could help me with this aspect. Thank you so much in advance !!!!
 
 
 
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