Admissions

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Admissions are generally open to high school graduates (you must be18 years old by the program start date). Candidates with previous training in cuisine, pastry or restaurant management should consult us before applying to determine eligibility for the Intensive Professional Programs.

Although French language skills are not required for Intensive Professional Programs, knowledge of the language will greatly ease participants’ settling in Paris and their educational experience and we strongly recommend that accepted candidates start to learn French before the program. Participants in these programs will be required to attend French language courses (beginner and advanced beginner levels) and some courses will be taught in French (with translation).

Intakes

Cuisine and Pastry (two intakes per year)

  • September : courses run from September – January and internships take place between February and July
  • February : courses run from February – June and internships take place between July and January

Bread Baking (one intake per year)

  • January: courses run from January to March and internships take place between April and July (2 months)

Applications are taken on a rolling basis. Application review takes place:

  • January session (Bread Baking) and February session (Cuisine and Pastry)  : between June and September
  • September session : between December and February

We gladly accept applications at any time, however no admissions decisions will be made before the review period.

Accommodation

FERRANDI Paris has no on-campus housing, however the school offers advice on finding suitable accommodations. A list of housing possibilities and contacts is available to all candidates once they have been admitted to the program.

Tuition

September 2016 and February 2017 sessions (Cuisine or Pastry): 21,000 Euros

January 2017 session (Bread Baking) : 12,000 Euros

Tuition includes tools, uniforms, lunch at school (from Monday to Friday), excursions and materials related to the course.

Living expenses are not included in tuition. We recommend a budget of approximately 1 300 Euros per month to cover accommodation, transportation, meals, etc... 

A deposit is required to reserve a space on the program once a candidate has been admitted. The deadline for the payment is stated in the admission packet.

The balance of tuition is due as follows:

- 50% by the first day of class

- 50% 6 weeks into the course

Scholarships and financial aid are not available through FERRANDI Paris.

Visas

A student visa (VLS-TS) is required to be able to attend the program and intern. Upon admission to the program, we will provide you with the enrollment documents that you will need as part of your visa application.

Visa requirements, application procedures and processing times vary from one country to another. You should contact the Campus France office or French consulate nearest you to find out how to apply for your visa.

Internships

FERRANDI has a strong network of businesses who regularly take our interns. These include prestigious and reputable hotels, restaurants, pastry shops and caterers.

Students will be placed in an internship by their chef-instructors. The process for internship assignments will be explained during orientation.

Admissions Procedure

Application requirements for the Intensive Professional Programs in English are as follows:

  • A completed application form

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Click here for Bread Baking

  • 2 recommendation letters (preferably relevant to the culinary field or to previous work experience) - in English or French, on letterhead, signed by the referee and including his/her contact information
  • An essay explaining the candidate’s motivations for applying, his/her career intentions, previous experience and why he/she has chosen FERRANDI - in English
  • A resumé - in English
  • Official transcripts of last studies
  • Original copy of last diploma
  • Photocopy of passport
  • 1 passport photo
  • A non-refundable 150 Euros application fee (by credit card, wire transfer or international bank check)

The application fee can be paid by bank check, personal check (on a French bank account), bank transfer (contact us for our bank details) or by credit card online

Applications may be e-mailed to ferrandi-international@ferrandi-paris.fr, however we do require originals so candidates should send their complete applications by regular mail after e-mailing. Candidates will be informed of the admission decision in a timely manner, usually within 3 to 4 weeks of receipt of the application, by e-mail and/or regular mail.Applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee composed of program staff and instructors. Selected candidates may be invited to interview by phone or in person.  

Completed applications should be sent to:

FERRANDI Paris
International programs
28, rue de l’Abbé Grégoire
75006 PARIS
FRANCE