Sciences Po Bordeaux, or Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux, is a French political science grande école situated on the university campus of Pessac, 8 km from the centre of Bordeaux and is attached to the Montesquieu University - Bordeaux IV. It was established in 1948. Sciences Po Bordeaux is one of the nine Institutes of Political Studies of France, and a so-called “Grande Ecole”.
The Institute has approximately 1,300 students, admitted after a rigorous selection. Academic studies last five years, at the end of which a student graduates with the Diploma of Sciences Po Bordeaux (which is equivalent to a Master’s degree) and with one of three Masters offered by the Institute. Sciences Po Bordeaux has more than 200 exchange-agreements with universities throughout the world, including double degree-diploma programs with the universities of Stuttgart (Germany), Turin (Italy), Coimbra (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), Cardiff (UK), Moscow (Russia) and Quebec (Canada).