About Institut Paul Bocuse

Inspired by the visionary leadership of our two iconic founders –Paul Bocuse and Gérard Pélisson– Institut Paul Bocuse has developed into a renowned International School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Food Service Management.

Institut Paul Bocuse trains more than 1,200 students each year, representing 62 nationalities studying on 10 international campuses. From undergraduate through to doctoral level, our courses benefit from an innovative teaching approach.


  • A unique approach to learning – experiment with your technical, behavioral and managerial skills in real-life working environment. You’ll work alongside an international team of 210 leading professors (33 percent PhD qualified) including a team of prestigious Chefs, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.
  • International exposure & global careers: opportunity to travel and personalize your studies on an international exchange at one of 23 partner schools
  • 100% employment: we benefit from a network of trusted and prestigious corporate partners, giving our students access to the widest possible range of work placement and job opportunities in France and across the globe.
  • Flexible learning paths and work experiences: Talent Managers coach you individually to help you choose from the range of careers available. Students can also choose from a range of programs of more than 30 different courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level.
  • A rich and varied campus life: The school’s campus features a vibrant Students’ Unions. 
  • Most of our bachelor’s degrees are taught in French/English or 100 percent in English. Similarly, the master’s degrees are taught in English.


  • The bachelor’s programs are registered and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry.
  • Institut Paul Bocuse won 1st prize at the 2017 Worldwide Hospitality Awards for the most innovative international program in competition
  • Our MSc in International Hospitality Management in partnership with emlyon business school has been ranked 2nd among the best Masters in Hospitality Management by Eduniversal 2020
  • Since 2009, Institut Paul Bocuse has been ranked first by Eduniversal for its undergraduate degree course in the Tourism and Hospitality category
  • Institut Paul Bocuse is the only French school in the world to be a member of the Hotel Schools of Distinction network.
  • Institut Paul Bocuse is a member of Conférence des formations d’excellence du tourisme (CFET) and of AACSB
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What students think about Institut Paul Bocuse

    Mélia - 2nd year student in Hospitality-Management

    "I chose the Bachelor in International Hospitality Management after getting my highschool diploma in Economics. I have always been drawn to the field of gastronomy, beauty and languages. The Institut Paul Bocuse was a great opportunity for me. Students are put in real situation from the first year and I was looking for concrete training with practice and a possibility to go abroad. After an open day and meetings with students and teachers, I wanted to apply and start the adventure."

    Chungui - MSc in International Hospitality Management

    "Intense courses and well-planned projects in three modern cities (Lyon, Paris, Shangai) offer me a great opportunity to experience different market environments and cultures. Professors are all professionals with decades of experience in the industry."

    Benoit - Master's degree in Culinary Leadership & Innovation

    "The fun part of this program was to meet all these different cultures, not only during the 2-month stay in Finland, but also during the first weeks of the Master’s degree at Institut Paul Bocuse. It was interesting to see and share all the different food cultures and get to know different points of view towards gastronomy. I also appreciated the “Concept Design” project, where we had to create a viable restaurant concept in Lyon. This was my first time being a Chef and getting the liberty to be creative."

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Institut Paul Bocuse

Institut Paul Bocuse students are eligible to apply for the Eiffel Excellence Programme Scholarship, offered by the Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs. The scholarship is available to Master's degree students agend under 30.

Each year, the G&G Pélission Foundation for Institut Paul Bocuse offers scholarships to talented students aged under 28 who have achieved excellent academic results.

Please inquire for more information about our programme fees.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Sporting facilities

Accommodation Information for Students

Located just 5 minutes on foot from the school, our halls offer 114 bedrooms equipped with a private bathroom (1st year international students are given priority for campus accommodation, subject to availability).

Study Abroad Information

Institut Paul Bocuse’s main campus is in Lyon, France, however, the institution has 10 international campuses worldwide. Cultural diversity plays an important part of life on a campus with 1,200 students. There are 62 different nationalities and 40 percent of classmates are international.

Facts about Institut Paul Bocuse

  • Year institution founded: 1990
  • Total enrolled: 1200
  • Men to women ratio: 50/50
  • Number of Professors: 210

Institut Paul Bocuse International Links

The international students affairs department will help students with all of the administrative procedures.
Before the first week, international students have a two-day "Easy France toolbox" seminar. Every month the international student affairs department organizes cultural activities for international students. Students can try tennis, yoga, football, cross training and so many more activities.

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