International Students and Visas

Tante Marie students come from all over the world and we can accept international students on all of our courses.


Work Placements

International students from outside the EU may require a Tier 4 General Student Visa or a Short-Term Study Visa. UK Home Office regulations often mean international students cannot work during or after their course. However, international students attending Tante Marie Culinary Academy are able to complete a work placement in the award-winning Restaurant at Tante Marie as part of their course.

Students attending the 2 term Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma can complete a 2 month work placement and students attending the 3 term Cordon Bleu Diploma can complete a 3 month work placement. Students wishing to complete work placements must advise Tante Marie at the point of enrolment onto the course.

All students wishing to complete a work placement must apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa due to the total course duration being over 6 months.

Student Visa Information

Tante Marie Limited is rated by the Home Office as a Tier 4 Sponsor.

Due to Home Office requirements, students wishing to attend Tante Marie who require a visa to study in the UK are required to pay the full course fees prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies being issued. If the visa is subsequently refused, a full refund will be offered.

Students from outside the European Union will probably require a visa to study in the UK. (To check if you need a visa, visit the Home Office website). All students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa are required to complete the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts qualification as part of the Cordon Bleu or Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma course. Further information on student visas is available on the Home Office website.

Home Office Website