Hey Jessie, are you thinking about doing the International Pastry and baking program? I am considering going from next September.
I did a lot of research and Ecole Ferrandi seems to be the best option. I asked for the brochure and they gave me an application form along with a little more info about the school( programs, price, etc.) They also told me that it is not hard to get in, but you have to apply early because they only accept very few students for the international program. I'll paste the info on the bottom of this post so you can see what the application process is like.
I just graduated high school and am currently working under a well known pastry chef in Japan (amazing connections :)). My plan is to open my own boulangerie/ patisserie too!
I'll be applying soon for the September session so I'll let you know when I do!
To apply, please fill out this form and send it to: FERRANDI – Intensive Professional Programs 28, rue de l’Abbé Grégoire 75006 PARIS - FRANCE
Along with the following documents: - a motivation statement explaining your reasons for applying to the Intensive Professional Program
including background, past experience (culinary-related or not), and professional goals. Please include how
you learned about FERRANDI-Paris and what led you to apply for our program (1 to 2 pages, in English). - two letters of recommendation, professional and/or academic - a resume - copy of passport or ID card (EU citizens) - 1 passport-size photo - official transcripts from the last school attended - application fee of 150 euros (non-refundable)
Complete applications will be reviewed by a committee and notification will be provided to candidates within 4 weeks.
Tuition and Cancellation Policy
Tuition for Cuisine or Pastry is 18,000 Euros. The payment schedule is as follows:
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6,000 € deposit due upon notification of acceptance by FERRANDI to confirm enrollment 6,000 € due by the first day of class 6,000 € due by the end of the first month of class
In the case of cancellation more than two months prior to the program start date, a partial refund of the deposit can be made by the school. No refund will be made for cancellation notified less than two months before the program start date. Once courses have begun, the student is responsible for payment of full tuition, even in the case of early withdrawal.
Visa & Registration
- Upon acceptance, students will be mailed an attestation of their acceptance which will allow them to apply for a student entry visa at the French Embassy or Consulate nearest their legal place of residence before entering France.
- Upon arrival in France, international students are required to furnish the following documents to be officially registered at FERRANDI-Paris and to obtain a “Carte de Séjour” from the French government: - student entry visa (see above) - proof of internationally valid health and accident insurance - official copy of birth certificate - proof of financial responsibility - three passport-size photos
FERRANDI-Paris has no on-campus housing, however the school offers advice on finding suitable accommodations. A list of housing possibilities and contracts is available to all candidates once their application has been accepted.
FERRANDI-Paris 28, rue de l’Abbé Grégoire, 75006 Paris – France Tel : + 33-14954 1809 – Fax : +33-14954 1840 - E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org