The International Association of Political Science Students

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is the only organization representing students of political science and related studies – worldwide. IAPSS seeks to strengthen the academic profile and methodological skills, to broaden the global understanding of the discipline of political science and to provide valuable career opportunities to its more than 18.000 members. The Executive Committee and associated Coordinators – an international team of 20 young political scientists – coordinate multiple international conferences and a variety of political science field trips across the globe, throughout the year.


The association publishes one student-run journal – POLITIKON – and a 2-weekly exclusive members-only newsletter with a variety of career opportunities, runs the student-lead foreign policy blog “A Different View”, sends multiple student delegations to major international conventions of partners such as ECPR, IPSA, ISA and APSA, and offers professional assistance on career development for political science students through webinars, an online career center and one-by-one assistance to its members.
Every year, IAPSS holds two major international political science conventions: The largest, the annual World Congress for Political Science Students – in spring, and a second, the IAPSS Autumn Convention – in autumn, organized by local or regional political science student association.