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              At Le Cordon Bleu London, we welcome every year over 60 different nationalities which helps to create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Explore our International students page to find out about our programmes and courses, fees, applications, language requirements, student visas, accommodation and arrival information.
                          
              And if you have any further questions, we have a dedicated team in our school ready to assist you with your application. Please contact us by filling the request form.

              Please note: If you will require a student visa we advise that you make your course application to Le Cordon Bleu London 4 to 5 months prior to your chosen start date.

              Programmes and Courses


              Le Cordon Bleu London offers culinary diplomas in Cuisine and Pâtisserie achievable through six or nine months of training, our Diplôme de Boulangerie through 180 hours of guided tutorials, as well as our six-month Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management and three-month Diploma in Culinary Management and Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends.

              Our culinary art programmes may also be studied as 12-month integrated diplomas with culinary management. For more information, please visit:


              Our six-month Diplomas (Cuisine, Pâtisserie or Wine) are of benefit to our international students, as you can study in the UK with a Short-term study visa and avoid the Tier 4 student visa application. We also offer a range of Gourmet & Short courses lasting between 1 and 10 days, in addition to evening classes.


              Fees


              Le Cordon Bleu London does not ask for higher tuition fees from international students. Tuition fees for diplomas are paid in full six to ten weeks before your intended start date.


              Applications



              You can begin your studies with Le Cordon Bleu London at the beginning of any one of our four terms:



              We recommend that you submit your diploma application no later than 12 weeks in advance of your chosen start date.
              Please visit our How to Apply page for guidance on applying for our Grand Diplôme®, Diplome de Cuisine, Diplôme de Pâtisserie, Diplôme de Boulangerie, Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management, Diploma in Culinary Management or Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends.

              If you are interested in applying for one of our 12-month or 15-month diplomas, please visit our Culinary Arts & Business page for a full list of available courses.

              You may also want to apply for one of our short courses, please visit our dedicated Gourmet and Short Courses page.

              English Language Requirements


              Nationals of English-majority speaking countries are exempt from providing evidence of English-language proficiency.

              Applicants who have completed a Bachelor Degree or Higher Qualification in any of these countries are exempt from being required to provide an IELTS test as evidence of B2 Language ability if they require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

              If you require a Tier 4 visa , please provide an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) test report result with 5.5 or above in all components. You can choose either the Academic or General module.

              Other prospective students , who do not require a Tier 4 Visa, should provide the school with one of the following:

              Student Visas


              If you are entering the UK to study a Diploma or Certificate course with Le Cordon Bleu London you will normally need to apply for a UK visa to study.
              After making a successful application Le Cordon Bleu London will provide further guidance for visa applications. Please be aware that you must hold a Confirmation of Enrolment letter or CAS from Le Cordon Bleu London before beginning a student visa application.

              UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have registered Le Cordon Bleu London as a Tier 4 Sponsor, which authorises our sponsorship of international students for a Tier 4 visa.

              • Do I require a Student Visa?

                If you are entering the UK to study either a Diploma or Certificate course at Le Cordon Bleu London and do not hold either a European Economic Area nationality (European Union Countries, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or a visa in another immigration category which has no restrictions on study and that will be valid for the length of your course, then you will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. If you do require a visa, please continue reading below.

              • What type of student visa do I need?

                Your chosen course and nationality will affect which category of visa that you should apply for, and how you apply for it.

                • If you are applying for a course over 6 months (Diplome de Cuisine, Diplome de Patisserie and Grand Diplome), then you will require a Tier 4 Student Visa.
                • If you are applying for a course under 6 months (Intensive Diplome de Cuisine, Intensive Diplome de Patisserie, Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management, Diploma in Culinary Management and Certificate courses), then you will require a Short-term study visa.
              • Where should I apply for my visa?
                • Tier 4 student visas: Tier 4 student visa applications should always be made in your country of residence.
                • Short-term study visas:Citizens of Visa National Countries will need to apply for a Short-term study visa before they travel to the UK. Citizens of other countries can obtain a Visa stamp on arrival in the UK. You can check if you need a UK visa by visiting www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
              • When should I apply for my visa?
                Le Cordon Bleu recommends making your application well in advance of the beginning of your chosen term. After receiving your successful application, Le Cordon Bleu London will provide further guidance for visa application deadlines. Please be aware that you must hold a Confirmation of Enrolment letter from Le Cordon Bleu London before beginning any student visa application. Le Cordon Bleu London requires students applying for Tier 4 student visas and those applying for Short-term study visas before travelling to the UK to provide a copy of their visa to the Admissions team at least 3 weeks before the beginning of term.
              • Can I extend my visa?
                Both Short-term study visa and Tier 4 visa cannot be extended without returning to your home country. If you are planning your studies at Le Cordon Bleu London, we would recommend that you consider enrolling for the whole Diploma course from the beginning as you will not be able to extend your visa once in the UK.

              Accommodation


              Courses at Le Cordon Bleu London are non-residential, and students are responsible for their own accommodation. Our Accommodation page provides guidance and information on finding accomodation.


              Arrival Information


              Le Cordon Bleu London is located in the heart of the capital at 15 Bloomsbury Square WC1A 2LS, with good transport links from the nearest major airports. Visit our Contact Us page for information on travelling to our campus.


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