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  • How many new convocations are there annually?

    Each year there are four new calls for the start of the course: January, April, July and October. Consult the different types of study to complete this information. The duration of some programmes may vary.

    The basic certificates that begin in July are given in intensive mode. This option allows you to take the basic level of our Cuisine, Spanish Cuisine and Pastry programmes in approximately five weeks instead of three months. For more information, see the corresponding section.

  • In what structure of study can I undertake the programmes?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid has three types of study structure: standard timetable, intensive timetable and weekend timetable.

    The standard time is the conventional timetable. Classes are distributed from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 21:30 h. Under this modality each certificate has a duration of three months.

    In the weekend schedule the classes take place on Fridays, from 18:00 to 21:30 hours and on Saturdays, from 08:00 to 18:00 hours. In this case, the duration of each certificate increases, depending on the specialty, to between 6 and 9 months, since the number of weekly classes is reduced to one.

    Finally, it is possible to also take some certificates with an intensive timetable. This modality only takes place during the summer session. Students will have classes from Monday to Saturday between 08:00 and 21:30 h. The duration of these is shorter than in the standard timetable because the number of weekly teaching hours increases.

  • How many hours of class does a student have on a weekly basis?

    The weekly hours of class vary according to each programme and study modality:


    Programmes in standard hours:

    • Cuisine: 18 hours a week between 08:00 and 21:30 h.
    • Spanish cuisine: 12 hours a week between 08:00 and 21:30 h.
    • Pastry: 12 hours a week between 08:00 and 21:30 h.

    Weekend programmes:

    • In any of the disciplines: 6 hours a week that can be between Friday from 18:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 18:00.

     Intensive Schedule:

    • Cuisine: 36 hours a week, between 08:00 and 21:30 hours.
    • Spanish cuisine: 30 hours a week between 08:00 and 21:30 hours.
    • Pastry: 30 hours a week between 08:00 and 21:30 hours.
  • Where can I access my class schedule?

    The final schedules of each quarter are delivered to the student during the orientation and welcome day, along with the rest of the materials. Check schedule.

  • How far in advance is it necessary to enroll?

    It is advisable to start the admission process as far in advance as possible, especially in the case of international non-EU students who require a visa to study in our country. It is the only way you can secure your place in the desired convocation. Usually this visa process takes two to three months. For more information, visit the visa section.


  • Is it possible to visit the school?

    You can arrange an individual visit through the email admisionescordonbleu@ufv.es or by calling +34 91 715 10 46. . Meanwhile, we invite you to carry out the virtual tour to know our facilities.

  • What are the necessary requirements to enrol?

    To be a student of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid, you must first be 18 years of age and speak Spanish or English. Meeting both requirements you can start the admission process to enrol in the programme that interests you most. Once your application has been received, we will review the documentation and contact you to arrange the admission interview face-to-face or by telephone. Subsequently, we will inform you of the result of this interview and, if admitted, will inform you of the following steps to complete your enrolment.

  • I already have studies in cooking, can I convalidate them?
    All students who wish to graduate in the School must begin with one of the basic certificates. To access higher levels it will be compulsory to have completed the previous levels in a Le Cordon Bleu school and to have passed them.
  • What methods of payment are accepted at Le Cordon Bleu Madrid?

    Bank transfer, payment in account or via the international payment platform Flywire. We recommend Flywire as the preferred payment partner, offering you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments via telegraphic transfer or credit card in your home currency, ensuring best price guaranteed and no unexpected bank fees. Find our more about making payments with flywire in the next video:

  • Can I pay by instalments?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid does not accept the split payment of tuition, although there is the possibility of paying each of the certificates separately.

  • How do I get to the facilities of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid facilities are located on the campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University, located in the municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), on the M-515 road at km. 1,800. More information on how to arrive

  • Does Le Cordon Bleu Madrid have any type of scholarship or funding?

    In 2020, Le Cordon Bleu Madrid launches an Academic Grants to support candidates who wish to study haute cuisine. There are three types of help, aligned to a number of personal circumstances:

    1- Family financial situation:
    Family Financial aid granted by Le Cordon Bleu UFV S.L. is available to candidates wishing to start a diploma at school. They have to be Spanish tax payers and have a household financial situation that requires help. There are two types of aid for these cases:

    2- Candidates skills and attitude grant:

    3- Help aligned to the student's academic record:

  • When should I pay for my admission?

    Students who have been admitted must reserve a place if they do not want to lose their right to enrol. They may pay for the reservation of their place within 10 days following the date of their admission letter. The student must send the tuition fee proof of payment to admisionescordonbleu@ufv.es

    If the reservation amount is not paid within 10 days following the date of their admission letter, the student will not have a granted place in the School.

    When the place reservation has been paid for, the student will be sent all the necessary information to enrol in the School.. Such documents must be completed, signed and sent to the School along with the payment of the rest of the tuition fee at least 8 weeks before the beginning of the course. Only students that have fully paid the tuition fee before the set deadline may enrol in the School and start the classes. More information


  • Does Le Cordon Bleu Madrid provide job internships?
    There is an interesting offer of internships for all students who have passed the Higher Certificate of any of our specialties. They last for 3 months and are voluntary. Although the School has a long list of agreements that allow work-practice in the most interesting gastronomic stages of the country, there is the possibility of opening new agreements according to the interest and needs of the student.
  • Once I finish my internship, do I have access to a job placement?
    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid has a job board that is updated periodically with new offers. It may only be accessible to students who have completed the three-month period of voluntary practice.


  • What does enrolment include?
    All newly enrolled students receive a briefcase of knives and utensils. In addition two complete uniforms (Filipina, trousers, hat, cloth, apron and handkerchief) and the academic programme with courses and basic terminology are delivered to them. In addition, the registration also includes all the ingredients that you need for the execution of the practical classes. The student, in addition, will be able to take all the dishes that they prepare in their practical classes home with them.
  • How does Le Cordon Bleu Madrid differ from other cooking schools?

    The main objective of Le Cordon Bleu is to train professionals to be prepared and able to respond to the challenges of the sector, through mastery of technology and the pursuit of excellence. All programmes have been designed for students to develop their culinary skills with the help of a proven methodology with more than 120 years of experience. The demonstrative and practical classes are given by a team of chef professors with a great vocational teaching, who have developed their professional activity in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world. For more information meet our chefs.

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid has several demonstration classrooms equipped with a full kitchen in which the chefs develop their explanation. The classrooms also have several TV screens and a mirror focused on the chef's table that allows the pupil to follow at all times the explanations of the chef with the maximum detail.

    The maximum number of students per practical class is 16. This allows the training to be personalized and the students receive the maximum attention from their teachers. Each student has his own workspace, equipped with professional equipment and systems, at which he works with raw materials of the highest quality.

  • In what language are the courses given?
    All courses are taught in Spanish with the option of simultaneous translation into English with the help of a headset system.
  • What level of Spanish is necessary to study in Le Cordon Bleu Madrid? And what level of English?
    To be able to study in Le Cordon Bleu Madrid it is necessary to have at least a level B2 of Spanish or English. In case you do not have any documents that prove it, the School reserves the right of admission depending on the student’s dominion of the language demonstrated during the personal interview.
  • Does Le Cordon Bleu Madrid offer an accommodation service?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid does not offer accommodation, but offers advice to students to find the option that best suits their needs. For example, if the student is interested in sharing a flat with other students, we can put him in contact with other students who are in the same situation.

    In addition to renting a flat or sharing it, there is also the option of staying in the College Dorms, male and female, of the Francisco de Vitoria University, which are located in the same campus building as the School.

  • What benefits are there for me to study within a university campus?

    The students of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid have access to the cultural and sports offer of the University of Francisco de Vitoria and can enjoy all its benefits: from the rental of sports courts to discounts in the driving school located in the University. Discover all the possibilities of our campus.

  • Can I work as a trainee student if I am a foreigner?

    Taking into account that the regulations of each country are different, if you are interested in working while you carry out one of our programs, you must make your query at the consulate or Spanish embassy to which you go to process your visa. They will indicate if possible and, in addition, the number of maximum hours of work allowed by your study visa.

    In spite of this, from Le Cordon Bleu Madrid we do not advise students to work at the same time as they are studying any of our programs. The School's study methodology requires a lot of dedication and practice, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Which chefs make up the Le Cordon Bleu Madrid training team?

    The chefs who are part of the teaching team of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid are chosen based on their professional curriculum and various practical tests that demonstrate their mastery of the techniques. The chefs also receive training that allows them to acquire didactic skills and prepares them to adapt to our methodology.

    The chefs thus become more than instructors; they arere mentors who inspire and support their students. Meet our training tea.

  • How much does it cost to live in Madrid?

    The monthly cost of your stay in Madrid may vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. You can access our section “Spain in data” to consult the approximate cost of living in Madrid and other data of interest.

  • What can I study at Le Cordon Bleu Madrid?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid has a wide academic offer that responds to training needs of very different levels:

    • Grand Diplôme®: this is the most internationally recognized Le Cordon Bleu programme that integrates the cuisine and pastry diplomas. More information
    • Diploma in Cuisine: A program that allows you to know the techniques of haute cuisine. It is available in three modes: standard, intensive and weekend. More information
    • Diploma in Spanish Cuisine: A program that will allow the student to know the origins of the gastronomic traditions of Spain, their techniques and culinary processes. It is taught in standard, intensive and weekend mode. More information
    • Diploma in Pastry: allows one to learn the bases and techniques of the haute pastry. More information
    • Short courses: of one or several sessions of duration, short courses allow both adults and children to learn new techniques in a professional environment. Check out the short courses available here
    • Degree in Gastronomy: Developed jointly between Le Cordon Bleu Madrid and the University Francisco de Vitoria, the degree in Gastronomy allows you to train in disciplines such as catering, gastronomy and hospitality. More information
  • What are short courses and monographic cooking workshops?

    Le Cordon Bleu Madrid organizes courses of one or several sessions of varied themes designed for amateurs or professionals who want to learn new techniques. All courses are taught by Le Cordon Bleu Madrid's chefs in our kitchens, which guarantees learning in a 100% professional environment.


    In all these courses the apron is included in the price, a dishcloth and all the necessary ingredients to prepare the course recipes. In addition, all students can take home what they have prepared in the workshop. More information


  • How can I apply for a visa to study at Le Cordon Bleu Madrid? When can I apply?

    International non-EU students need to have a study visa in order to access the diplomas of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid. In order to receive it, it is necessary to present, at the Spanish consulate or embassy, the official Certificate of Registration that the school will send to you once the total price of the programme in which the student has been enrolled has been paid.


    The advance varies depending on the country of origin, but we recommend to carry out the procedures with a minimum of 3 months in advance. More information.

  • Do I need medical insurance?

    If you are from a country belonging to the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you need to process the European Health Insurance Card (TSE) before you arrive. The National Health System will cover your health care through public health centres.


    If you are from a country other than those listed above, you must check before your arrival if there is an agreement between your country and Spain in matters of Social Security and medical care. If not, it is mandatory that you take out private health insurance.