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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 1,400 students each year, representing 72 nationalities studying on 10 international campuses. From undergraduate through to doctoral level, our courses benefit from an innovative teaching approach recognised by the 2017 Worldwide Hospitality Awards and Hotel Schools of Distinction. Institut Paul Bocuse is also member of the elite Conférence des Formations d’Excellence du Tourisme (CFET).

For more than 30 years, Institut Paul Bocuse vocation has been to share our expertise and know-how internationally, supporting development projects in numerous countries upon the request of public or private institutions. We’ve built our development strategy upon an educational hub created in partnership with the best schools and universities in the world and our network of several thousand alumni located in more than 80 countries across the globe.

We’ll help you fulfill your dreams and so much more:

  • Discover a myriad of new career opportunities.
  • At Institut Paul Bocuse, you’ll be able to display your talent whilst working with the very best, including a multiskilled team of 240 industry professionals and leading professors renowned for their expertise, including a team of  prestigious Chefs, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France and 50 PhDs
  • You’ll be able to experiment your technical, behavioural and managerial skills in a unique real-life working environment.
  • We’ll offer you fantastic opportunities to travel and personalize your studies on an international exchange at one of our 23 overseas partner schools.
  • Build yourself an inspirational and international future: 80% of our graduates’ first jobs are as managers, moving up quickly to senior management positions.

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Scholarships & funding

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.



Virtual Open Day - October 22

Our Open Day comes to you!

You live on the other side of France or abroad? You don't like crowds? No problem, just connect from the comfort of your couch.

With interactive information sessions on our programmes, live discussions with our students and staff, this virtual Open Day will help you refine your career plans.

Event dates:

Date:   1/14/2023    Time:   9:00 AM  

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Why study at Institut Paul Bocuse

  • A unique approach to learning with a real-world environment includes 6 training restaurants, a 5-stars school hotel and an apartment hotel
  • Students work alongside an exceptional and multiskilled international team
  • Tailor-made programme with a team of Talent Managers
  • A rich and varied campus life
  • Recognised qualifications

Institut Paul Bocuse is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Awards & Accreditations

1st Prize

most innovative international programme

Worldwide Hospitality Awards(2017)

Ranked 2nd

MSc in International Hospitality Management

Best Masters in Hospitality Management, Eduniversal (2019)

Ranked 1st

Undergraduate degree in Tourism and Hospitality category

Eduniversal (Since 20019)


Hotel Schools of Distinction



registered & Approved

bachelors courses

Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation

Student services & facilities

  • Our International Student Affairs team help students with administrative procedures (help with obtaining your visa, French Social Security Office formalities, setting up a bank account, access to our housing service)
  • Our Talent Managers are on hand to guide each student throughout their studies at Institut Paul Bocuse and will work with them personally to decide on their development plan

Please visit our website for more information, go to student life and then services for international students. 


Institut Paul Bocuse’s main campus is located just a few minutes from Lyon city centre (France), the gastronomic capital of France renowned for its attractive quality of life. A modern campus will open its doors in 2020.

Institut Paul Bocuse also has 10 international campuses worldwide (Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Guatemala, China, Finland, Russia).

Student lifestyle

The school is located on a campus designed to help our students find the right balance between work and leisure thanks to our vibrant Students' Unions. Our Feel Good Campus team will encourage them to get involved in a range of activities organised by clubs and societies covering in sports (tennis, yoga, football, cross training..), charity work, culture and the arts. Happy, ambitious and confident students is what best defines our school!

Please visit our website for more information, go to student life and then campus life. 


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). Please visit our website for more information, go to student life and then accommodation. 


Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

The courses are interesting with lots of management learning how to run market and control our businesses for the future in the kitchen the grading is strict and the school focuses on classical techniques and basics followed by a second year creating our oen find dinibg menu with little to ni imput and in the last yesr we work in a 1 star restau...
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K. Senties
Institut Paul Bocuse is one big family united by the same passion for gastronomy.
P. Desvaux
The Institute has allowed me to follow a career on 3 continents, obtain dual French and American citizenship and work for some of the top chefs in the world.


Institut Paul Bocuse

Château du Vivier, 1A Chemin de Calabert BP25
69131 Ecully Cedex

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