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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We realize that you may have questions and we hope that the questions outlined below, will help address your concerns/doubts. Select the relevant categories and browse the questions within them. You may also use the "Filter" for a quick search; just type in the keyword/phrase related to your question.

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Is it possible to work whilst studying?
Is it essential to speak French to study at Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute?
Why study in France?
What are the admission criteria?
What is the latest time for registering before classes begin?
What are the different means of payment?
Can I pay my tuition fees in a number of instalments?
I am not sure whether I will follow all the levels to graduate with a Diploma, what should I do?
Do I need to choose between Cuisine and Pastry?
Can I follow Basic Cuisine and Intermediate Pastry at the same?
How are students evaluated?
Are there rules concerning absenteeism?
Do you need to have Culinary Arts knowledge before registering for one of the diplomas?
Is it possible to choose your schedule?
What time do classes take place?
When are the schedules available?
Do some classes take place during the evening or on a Saturday?
What is the difference between intensive and standard programmes?
Visa and insurance
Is a residence permit (for France) necessary?
How can I get a student Visa?
Is French insurance necessary?
Life in Paris
Is it safe to live in Paris, in France?
Where are the best places to go in Paris?
How can you widen your network of contacts?