Tuition fees

Vocational retraining - French CAP level

Vocational retraining programs are designed for adults, whether unemployed or going through a career change, and also for students interested in the crafts. They are a 6-month work-study programs after which the student earns the French CAP diploma.

Location: Bordeaux
Duration: 6 months + internship
Fees: € 11,300 per annum


Bachelor (option French or English track)

Bachelor in baking, pastry, chocolate and business management (duration 3 years - 4 academic semesters and 2 semesters for paid internships)

Location: Bordeaux
Duration: 3 years  
French or English track 
Cost: € 9,900 per annum


Intensive International programs (taught in English)

The Intensive International programs in baking and pastry are 2 to 5 months long. These programs offer an intensive work-oriented foundation in French confectionery arts and also include French language sessions to prepare our students for their 2-month practical internship with a pastry or bakery chef.

Location: Bordeaux
Taught in English 
Duration: short programs from 2 to 6 months
Tuition fees: € 11,300/program (with an exception for the program - French Professional Pastry Certification which is € 18,300)

Registration fees

The registration fee is € 450 for the first year. Students registering before knowing the results of their Baccalauréat-level exams will be offered the choice to either drop their registration or postpone for one year, if their examination results are unfavorable.

Student kit

Students will also be required to cover a sum of € 750 for teaching tools and uniforms.

Payment of tuition fees

Tuition fees are to be paid in advance (minus any deposit paid during registration). Full payment is due before the first day of the program.

Living costs

Accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fees. Students are responsible for finding their respective accommodations. However, to support them in this process, Institut Culinaire de France has partnered with two accommodation research services : Studapart and LIVIN.

Please, note that students can choose to do their internships anywhere in France. Their accommodation budget might vary depending on the city of choice.  The cost of living in big cities (Paris, Lyon, etc.) tend to be 30% higher than in smaller cities/provinces. Some employers might choose to offer accommodation to their interns but this option is not always available.