Practical information

    Publication date - 24/05/2017

    To be considered for admission to the Intensive, Advanced and Combined Professional Programs, you must :

    - Be at least 18 years old
    - Hold a high-school level diploma
    - Speak English fluently
     
    We do not require knowledge of the French language or previous culinary experience. However, the ability to communicate in French is obviously helpful for settling in Paris and will be a criteria for the internship.
    We encourage candidates with previous culinary, pastry or bread-baking training and/or experience to contact us to make sure that the Intensive Professional Program is a good choice for him/her as the training is designed for beginners in the field.  
    The Intensive Professional Program requires good physical stamina - The culinary environment both at school and during the internship involves long hours, working standing up, carrying heavy loads in a sometimes stressful environment.

    Intakes

    Intensive Professional Program in French Cuisine / Intensive Professional Program in French Pastry
     
    Two intakes per year :

    • October 2020 session: October 5th, 2020 – February 12th 2021 + internship period
    • February 2021 session: February 22nd - June 11th 2021 + internship period

     
    Intensive Professional Program in French Bread Baking

    Two intakes per year:

    • October 2020 session: Classes start on October 5th, internships run between February and April. 
    • February 2021 session: February 1st - April 9th + internship period
     

    Tuition

    1. Intensive Cuisine or Intensive Pastry: 23,000 Euros
       
    2. Intensive Bread Baking: 12,000 Euros
       

     Tuition includes tools, uniforms, lunch at the school cafeteria, excursions, course materials and a 3-day study trip.
    Living expenses are not included in tuition. We recommend a budget of approximately 1 500 Euros per month to cover accommodation, transportation, meals, personal expenses, etc...
     
    A deposit representing 50% of tuition 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 no later than 30 days before the program start date.
    Scholarships and financial aid are not available through FERRANDI Paris.

    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 confirmed their enrollment. 

    New Service - Student Concierge Club

    STUDENT CONCIERGE CLUB and FERRANDI Paris have joined forces to offer FERRANDI students who come to France to join a private club with an 24/7 concierge to make your daily life easier and all your steps in France.

    It is a unique, exclusive concept that facilitates and animates the lives of international or French students coming from abroad.

    With SCC you won’t need to spend hours researching things on the internet. Your personal assistant will arrange all administrative tasks for you before and during your stay (lodging, banking, student visa, phone contracts) to guarantee you an effortless experience in France.

    STUDENT CONCIERGE CLUB and FERRANDI PARIS have joined forces to offer FERRANDI students who come to France to join a private club with an 24/24 7 days concierge to make your daily life easier and all your steps in France.

    STUDENT CONCIERGE CLUB and FERRANDI Paris have joined forces to offer FERRANDI students who come to France to join a private club with an 24/24 7 days concierge to make your daily life easier and all your steps in France.

    Visa

    Non-EU citizens are required to apply for a student visa (VLS-TS).  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 CampusFrance office or French consulate nearest you to find out how to apply for your visa, what documents you will need to provide and how far ahead of time you should file the application.

    Internships

    FERRANDI Paris has a strong network of businesses who regularly take our interns. These include prestigious and reputable hotels, restaurants, bakeries, 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.
    Interns are entitled to a stipend of approximately 500 Euros per month. Other benefits may be provided at the discretion of the company.