Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
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# 51-100QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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3Undergraduate programs

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2Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

13,000 EURTuition Fee/year

About Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse)

LEADING INTERNATIONAL CULINARY ARTS & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

For more than 30 years, the school has been training expert, committed and responsible leaders and managers of tomorrow in the culinary arts, hospitality, food service and pastry sectors and represents an ecosystem that is unique in the world for initial training, research and professional training.

Institut Lyfe welcomes 1,200 students encompassing 72 nationalities, offering an unrivalled multicultural campus, just a few minutes from Lyon. It provides excellence in training from Bachelor's to Master's level.

Our educational philosophy is based on experiential learning, on a unique training ground-school centred around project management, talent discovery, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity (6 restaurants including one Michelin-starred, 4 hotels including a 5-star hotel, 17 cooking and pastry laboratories).

RECOGNITION & QUALITY THE EXPERIENCE OF EXCELLENCE

  • Our Bachelor's programs are approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, a guarantee of academic quality and international portability of your diploma.
  • We are the first private Culinary Arts and Hospitality school to be a member of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. Institut Lyfe is also an accredited member of The-ICE, AACSB and EFMD member, all international recognitions of our school's excellence.
  • At Institut Lyfe, you'll learn alongside the best and be supported by an international community of exceptional professionals, professors and researchers: 235 teachers, including a team of MOF chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and top-level lecturers.
  • Best Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management in the Eduniversal rankings for 19 years. And Best Master in Hospitality Management in the Eduniversal 2023 ranking.


BECOME A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

The international dimension of Institut Lyfe has been rooted in its DNA since its creation: worldwide mobility, courses available in English*, internships, conferences, lectures by professors from all over the world, our school actively encourages openness and sharing to foster intercultural exchanges. A community of graduates in over 90 countries will give you access to a solid professional network.

*Depending on curriculum

EXCITING JOBS OPPORTUNITIES

Choosing a career in hospitality not only means choosing a job with a human touch, a passion for passing on knowledge, but also the guarantee of finding a job quickly, with responsibilities and global scope. Your soft skills are easily transferable to many other sectors.  You'll benefit from over 2,500 selected internship and job offers a year, and monthly career events to forge close ties with our 1,000 partner companies.

Which job is right for you?

> Hit the road with our career orientation course

VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS
Find out about our next virtual Open Days very soon !

Register here

HOW TO JOIN US ?
If you have a French baccalaureate and would like to join one of our Bachelor's courses in the 1st year, go to Parcoursup for enrolment for September 2025. 
If you are not in this case, apply here on our website.

About Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse)

LEADING INTERNATIONAL CULINARY ARTS & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

For more than 30 years, the school has been training expert, committed and responsible leaders and managers of tomorrow in the culinary arts, hospitality, food service and pastry sectors and represents an ecosystem that is unique in the world for initial training, research and professional training.

Institut Lyfe welcomes 1,200 students encompassing 72 nationalities, offering an unrivalled multicultural campus, just a few minutes from Lyon. It provides excellence in training from Bachelor's to Master's level.

Our educational philosophy is based on experiential learning, on a unique training ground-school centred around project management, talent discovery, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity (6 restaurants including one Michelin-starred, 4 hotels including a 5-star hotel, 17 cooking and pastry laboratories).

RECOGNITION & QUALITY THE EXPERIENCE OF EXCELLENCE

  • Our Bachelor's programs are approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, a guarantee of academic quality and international portability of your diploma.
  • We are the first private Culinary Arts and Hospitality school to be a member of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. Institut Lyfe is also an accredited member of The-ICE, AACSB and EFMD member, all international recognitions of our school's excellence.
  • At Institut Lyfe, you'll learn alongside the best and be supported by an international community of exceptional professionals, professors and researchers: 235 teachers, including a team of MOF chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and top-level lecturers.
  • Best Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management in the Eduniversal rankings for 19 years. And Best Master in Hospitality Management in the Eduniversal 2023 ranking.


BECOME A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

The international dimension of Institut Lyfe has been rooted in its DNA since its creation: worldwide mobility, courses available in English*, internships, conferences, lectures by professors from all over the world, our school actively encourages openness and sharing to foster intercultural exchanges. A community of graduates in over 90 countries will give you access to a solid professional network.

*Depending on curriculum

EXCITING JOBS OPPORTUNITIES

Choosing a career in hospitality not only means choosing a job with a human touch, a passion for passing on knowledge, but also the guarantee of finding a job quickly, with responsibilities and global scope. Your soft skills are easily transferable to many other sectors.  You'll benefit from over 2,500 selected internship and job offers a year, and monthly career events to forge close ties with our 1,000 partner companies.

Which job is right for you?

> Hit the road with our career orientation course

VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS
Find out about our next virtual Open Days very soon !

Register here

HOW TO JOIN US ?
If you have a French baccalaureate and would like to join one of our Bachelor's courses in the 1st year, go to Parcoursup for enrolment for September 2025. 
If you are not in this case, apply here on our website.

Available programs

There are three undergraduate courses available at Institut Lyfe:

Usual undergraduate entry requirements:

  • French Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications
  • Length: 3 or 4 years
  • Intake: September
  • Languages of instruction : French/English or English


Bachelor’s degree are registered and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry.

This accreditation recognizes the quality and level of courses as well as their international portability.

Find out about average tuition fees for students here.

Learn more about how to apply for an undergraduate course here.

There are two postgraduate courses at Institut Lyfe:


The usual entry requirements are: 

  • Master’s Degree in Culinary Leadership & Innovation: completed a recognized degree in Hospitality, Culinary Arts or Food Service Management
  • MSc in International Hospitality Management: completed a recognized 1-year Master’s degree (Bac+4) or equivalent


Learn more on how to apply for a postgraduate course here.


University information

If you want to integrate one of Bachelor our Master’s degree, please apply directly on our website.

General

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We provide our students with a distinctive learning environment designed specifically for an experiential teaching approach that offers a real-world pedagogical experience combining practice and theory for a 360° exposure to the Hospitality, Food Service and Culinary Arts sectors.

Student life

Institut Lyfe’s main campus is in Lyon, France. Cultural diversity plays an important part of life on a campus with 1,200 students and over 72 different nationalities.

Accommodation (Le Clipper) is just five minutes from the school, with 114 bedrooms equipped with private bathrooms.

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.

Find out more here.

The Institut Lyfe's Corporate Relations Department maintains links with more than 1,000partner companies that are leading stakeholders in our sectors. We also provide 2500 qualified job offers & placements per year. 



Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,000 EUR
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International Students

13,000 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) is one of the top universities in Ecully, France. It is ranked #51-100 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2022
    #101-150
  • 2023
    #51-100
  • 2024
    #51-100

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Applications are made directly via the Apply form on our website.

Students of French nationality applying to join one of our Bachelor programs at the beginning of September must submit their application via the Parcoursup national admissions platform according to the timetable set by the French government each year.

Institut Lyfe proposes several types of scholarships or bursaries to help you finance your studies:

26 years old, beyond that you can apply to our executive Education Centre.
Our school has a student halls of residence located 5 minutes’ walk from the heart of the campus. Intended primarily for international students and first year students, it offers 114 rooms with room service, gym, recreation area, etc.
Institut Lyfe also provides its students with an accommodation platform, whose members of staff are also there to help you with any day-to-day formalities.
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