IFPP admission

Who can enrol?

The following can register for the physiotherapy and podiatry entrance exam:

  • Candidates aged 17 or over on December 31st of the year of the entrance exams
  • Students with a French baccalaureate or a qualification with baccalaureate approval
  • Year 13 students whose admission is subject to getting a baccalaureate

Where do I enrol?

You can register for entrance exams at several centres in several regions and for several courses. You can register for physiotherapy exams, podiatry exams or both at our training college. The latter is recommended as it gives you the possibility of joining one of the two departments.


Entrance exams are organised by Ecole d’ASSAS under the Regional Health Authority (ARS) and address the science programme in Year 12 and 13.
There is just one entrance exam for podiatry:

  • A 2 hour biology test (scored out of 40)

You can download archives of previous years’ subjects for free to prepare for your entrance exams.

Links to download archives of entrance exam subjects

Podiatry entrance exam subjects (Biology alone)

Podiatry Biology 2015 (in French)
Podiatry Biology 2014 (in French)


Entrance exam results are displayed at Ecole d’Assas (56 rue de l’Eglise, 75015 Paris) in June. Candidates also receive their results in the post.

Other forms of entrance

IFPP has 10 places for students who have completed the PACES at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

These students can register at the University.


Partial exemptions for the course may apply to certain candidates such as:

  • Legal exemptions
  • Admission terms for candidates with a non-EU state podiatry qualification.

For further information about exemptions, please read: Order dated July 5th 2012

Please read our page about Maeva Danois, a Top Athlete on the podiatry course.

Extra time for entrance exams

The Training Centre Director can award extra time for entrance exams alone and not for subsequent training.

Candidates must provide a note from a doctor designated by the Regional Disability Centre (formerly COTOREP).
The request and proof of ID must be sent to the Training Centre
Director at least 60 working days before the first day of the exams by recorded delivery. No requests will be accepted after this deadline.

Final admission to the centre is subject to the provision of a medical certificate from an authorised doctor (ARS) stating that the student does not present any physical or mental issues which may prevent them from working in their future profession.

Please note: 60 students (all forms of entrance) joined the first year in podiatry in 2015-2016.