How to Apply

About the Course

Conducted by ITE in partnership with the prestigious French culinary school, Institut Paul Bocuse, the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts is a new progression path for ITE graduates who possess Nitec or Higher Nitec in related fields. This prestigious institute offers a unique blend of refined tradition, contemporary quality and cutting-edge innovation in the culinary world.

The  Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course comprises 2.5 years of institutional training including a 9-month internship to gain relevant industry experience. The course content is customised based on local context to allow for diverse subject mastery and hands-on practice.

The certification will be issued by Institut Paul Bocuse and will be similar to the one given out in France. ITE and Institut Paul Bocuse will also issue a joint transcript to all graduates, reflecting the grades attained in the course. Graduates of the Diploma course will also have an opportunity to study for a Dual Degree in International Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Lyon Business and Management School & Institut Paul Bocuse.

The course is offered at
ITE College West which provides a fertile training ground and learning environment with fully-equipped state-of-the-art culinary set-up that is ideal for comprehensive hands-on training.


Entry Requirements

The course is open to Singapore Citizens with the following ITE qualifications:


  Grade Point Average (GPA)

Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts

   GPA 2.0 and above

Higher Nitec in Hospitality Operations

Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking

Nitec in Asian Culinary Arts

 GPA 3.0 and above

Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations

Nitec in Hospitality Operations

Nitec in Pastry & Baking

Nitec in Western Culinary Arts

Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview and pass a pre-admission medical examination.


The main application period for admission to the full-time Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts course under April 2020 intake is between Mon 4 Nov 2019 and Fri 31 Jan 2020.

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NS Deferment

National Service (NS) liable males who wish to pursue the full-time ITE Technical Diploma course in 2020 and were born in the year 1999 or earlier will have to check their eligibility for NS Deferment at the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). Students who are not eligible for NS deferment will need to withdraw from the course that they are enrolled.

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