ISF Wealth Tax

Under the provisions of the new Article 885-0Va of the General Tax Code as foreseen in Article 16 Paragraph 3 of Act 2007-1223 of 21 August 2007 promoting work, employment and spending power, “non-profit public or private research or higher education or artistic educational establishments of general interest” are eligible for a degree of Wealth Tax.
If you are liable for wealth tax, you can deduct 75% of the donations made to the IPC up to a ceiling of €50,000.
Example of donations as wealth (...)


You can also make a donation to the IPC in accordance with the General Tax Code relating to non-profit associations.
Like sponsorship, this donation enjoys a reduction in your income tax of 66% of up to 20% of your taxable income. If this ceiling is exceeded, the excess can be deferred over the next five years. Examples: donations made and cost after tax deduction.
To make a donation you just need to fill in the attached form and send it off with your cheque by 31st December of that year. (...)


The IPC, a denominational higher education Faculty, is a non-profit association. It awards State qualifications in accordance with an agreement with the National Education Ministry and under the authority of the Rector of the Academy of Paris.
However its resources come essentially from tuition costs and patronage.
By filling in one of the forms below you can support the IPC, offset tuition costs, and if you prefer, even sponsor a student during their education (donations are tax-deductible (...)

Jury Rectoral (Local Education Authority Board) – State Diploma

The IPC awards State Qualifications (Degrees) through the intermediary of a Jury Rectoral (Local Education Authority Board). The State examinations are taken following lectures given at the IPC which include topics of general culture and preparation for professional life. Rigorous monitoring of studies is organized with frequent examination practice (oral examinations and written essay examinations in particular). The timetable load is about 30% greater than (...)

Pedagogical Team

Michel Boyancé, PhD, Dean, Director, Professor of Philosophy of Nature and Political Philosophy
Emmanuel Brochier, Coordinator of Studies, in charge of monitoring Degree 1, Lecturer in Philosophy of Nature
Bénédicte Mathonat, PhD., Managing Editor of the "Cahiers de l’IPC’’, Lecturer in Philosophy of Man and in Metaphysics, in charge of monitoring Degree 2
Bertrand Carroy, PhD., Director of (...)

Tuition Fees

Excluding fringe expenses, cost of enrolment for student social security and the pre-semester session, student tuition fees for the year 2009-2010 come to €4,500.
In comparison with other private establishments, this amount finances a pace of study equivalent to a Grande École and not just a traditional faculty: at least 25 hours of lectures and tests per week and, in addition to the qualified teachers, a permanent staff for monitoring, supervision and preparation for career openings.
In the (...)

Details of Enrolment in Philosophy or Psychology

The monitoring of enrolments is carried out by Clothilde de Maupeou, Assistant to the Dean.
For any questions or enrolment requests, you can contact her
on +33 (0)
or by e-mail
September enrolment is available; contact us.
I. Conditions of Admission to the IPC
Holder of a Baccalauréat or any qualification accepted as an equivalent by the National Education Ministry (For all transfers or equivalent qualifications: check formalities with Clothilde de (...)

Openings in Psychology

Following the degree in psychology, students can:
Complete a Master 1 and take a university post-graduate degree course in psychology up to Master 2 to become a qualified psychologist. Please note, the selection is often made between Master 1 and Master 2 (first and second year of the masters): a good undergraduate degree record is necessary as well as a sustained work rate.
For qualified “Psychologists”, there are numerous psychology professions in business, in the field of education, (...)

The Psychology Degree Course

In the framework of its general education of the person through philosophy, since the beginning of the 2002 academic year the IPC has been offering a new specialization: a degree in Psychology.
Since its foundation in 1969, the IPC has been working in conjunction with the business and health sectors. Before embarking on a specialist path, it now appears necessary to have a true general culture in order to be able to step back from sciences and techniques and confront contemporary problems. (...)

Course Organization and Programme

The IPC is a fully-fledged Faculty-School: the tuition fees (around €4,000 per year) cover 25 hours per week: lectures, tutorials and practical work, written and oral training and guidance, with a view to obtaining State diplomas.
Examinations and diplomas
Regular knowledge testing (examinations and ongoing written and oral tests) facilitate the acquisition of methods and the development of individual competences.
The IPC prepares students for a double diploma: State Diploma - Diploma (...)

Openings in Philosophy

The scope and pace of work at the IPC (superior to traditional faculties) make it possible in two or three years (undergraduate degree) to acquire competences comparable to those obtained in preparatory classes for the Grandes Écoles (arts and business).
Present-day society needs people who can reflect, ask the real questions, take matters into consideration – people with rigorous intellects, good debating skills, sound working methods, freedom of expression, the ability to adapt to different (...)

Foreign Language Practice

IELTS: International English-language diploma from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the National Education Ministry of Australia and the British Institute
IPC students take the IELTS beginning in the third year (Commentatorat). This examination takes place on the premises of FACO, a preparation centre for this international diploma. This diploma is increasingly indispensable for pursuing university studies abroad, and for entering the global market for employment, research (...)