Students and high-level athletes

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Since 2013, Sciences Po Rennes has been offering top athletes a customised course that allows individual sportsmen and women to achieve their sporting ambitions whilst pursuing their studies.Sciences Po Rennes Institute of Political Studies is accredited as a High-Level Sports Establishment by the Bretagne Regional Education Authority and the Regional Department of Youth, Sports, and Social Cohesion (DRJSCS).‘High-level athletes’ (sportifs de haut niveau, SHN) refers to sportsmen and women registered as such by the French Sports Ministry. They are eligible for Sciences Po Rennes if they gain their Baccalaureate with distinction (mention Très Bien), subject to an interview.

Tailored courses and timetables

High-level athlete’ status allows these students to benefit from customised adjustments of their timetable and course duration at Science Po Rennes, enabling them to devote themselves to sports performance whilst continuing their studies.

Introducing three athletes at Sciences Po Rennes

Three athletes are currently studying at Sciences Po Rennes, each of whom excels in their respective discipline: finswimming, savate boxing, and canoeing.

  • Charlotte Frueh-Richardot. Sport: finswimming

‘High-level athlete’ since 2016. In 2016, Charlotte also joined the France junior team and took part in the junior world finswimming championships. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Rennes ‘Pôle France’ club.

  • Juliette Wolff. Sport: savate boxing

‘High-level athlete’ since 2013. In 2013, at the age of 17, Juliette won the French national championship and later became world champion. This was the start of a long series of achievements, including second place at the French national championships in 2014, 2015, and 2018. In 2017, Juliette won several trophies: French champion in the federation championship and the university championship, and European Champion.

  • Cédric Joly. Sport: canoeing

Cédric Joly first practised canoeing at the Pays de Brocéliande canoeing and kayaking club in 2004. In 2012, Cédric won his first major trophy, becoming junior world canoeing champion. He repeated the feat the following year, winning the Junior European championship. In 2016 and 2018, the canoer was once again European champion in the under-23 category. On September 28, 2019, he won the title of world slalom champion at La Seu d’Urgell.

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