NUS, Sciences Po introduce a new Double Degree Programme
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has partnered with Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, to introduce a new Double Degree Programme (DDP) for undergraduates from August 2016, with an inaugural intake of 10 students.
This is the University’s first collaboration with Sciences Po and the latter’s first undergraduate degree programme offered jointly with a Singapore university.
NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan and Sciences Po President Mr Frédéric Mion signed an agreement on 24 February at NUS to formally establish the programme, Mr Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore was also present.
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- The signing of the agreement by Prof Tan (left) and Mr Mion was witnessed by (from left) Prof Andrew Wee, NUS Vice President (University and Global Relations); His Excellency Mr Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore; Assoc Prof Kang Hway Chuan, Director of USP; Dr Mariana Losada, Sciences Po International Affairs Manager for Southeast Asia; and Mr Francis Vérillaud, Sciences Po Vice President and Director of International Affairs and Exchanges
The new four-year DDP will allow students to draw on the complementary yet distinct strengths of both universities.
Students will spend their first two years at one of three Sciences Po campuses completing its renowned liberal arts curriculum in the social sciences, before spending the next two years at NUS where they can choose to specialise in either Economics, History, Political Sciences or Sociology offered by NUS Arts and Social Sciences.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded two degrees — a Bachelor of Arts Degree conferred by Sciences Po, and a Bachelor of Arts or Social Sciences (Honours) Degree conferred by NUS.
Due to the international nature of the programme, they are also expected to graduate with English and French proficiency.