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Vatel Nîmes - Admissions & Fees

Vatel Nîmes

Created in 1989, Vatel Nimes welcomes more than 800 students from 45 different nationalities. Originating from 5 continents, they live, study, communicate, share their culture and work together.

  • Degrees offered:
    Bachelor's Degree in International Hotel Management

    Master's Degree in International Hotel Management

Languages of programs :

English  French


Admission fees for all candidates

330 €

Annual tuition fees
for French and EU citizens

Management 1 - 7 200 €

Foundation year - 7 320 €

Annual tuition fees
for non EU citizens

Management 1 - 11 800 €

Foundation year - 9 100 €


To apply to Vatel, complete the Application Form and post it to Vatel Admissions Office, 140 rue Vatel - BP 7128 - 30913 NIMES Cedex - France.

Vatel has appointed official representatives worldwide in order to facilitate the application and selection process. These representatives are authorized to diffuse information, advice students and their parents on course content and study choices.

They are available to assist students throughout the application process and with the visa application procedures.

The academic calendar operates on a semester basis. Student intake is twice a year: March and October. To apply for one of the educational programs at Vatel, students must follow the registration process as described below and comply with the appropriate entry requirements.

STEP 1 The Application Form is available upon request by mail, is included in the brochure. Candidates are kindly requested to send the following:

  • Application Form duly completed & signed by the applicant, parent/ guardian and the financial sponsor

  • Cover Letter written in English

  • Copies of previous degrees, diplomas

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of school transcripts showing studied subjects and grades obtained over the previous 3 years

  • Copy of official English language test scores: TOEFL or IELTS or other English tests

  • Essay answering the three questions asked on the application form

  • Eight passport size photographs with a white background

  • Vatel Medical certificate (signed and stamped by your doctor)

  • Copy of birth certificate with full names of your mother and father and its certified translation in French.

  • Vaccination certificate / records for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B & Polio (The birth certificate and vaccination records can be sent at a later stage, if you do not have them during the initial application).

STEP 2 On receipt of the Application Form including all required documents, an interview is organized between the candidate and a school representative. Then, the Admission Committee assesses your application and will inform you within 2 weeks of their decision with an official Provisional Letter of Acceptance (PLOA). In case of rejection, a brief written explanation of the reasons will be provided.

STEP 3 On receipt of the PLOA, applicants should transfer the admission fees (non refundable) by bank draft or by bank transfer to the order of Institut Vatel.SA. On receipt of payment, Vatel will issue the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to guarantee the student a place for the next intake. At this point it is necessary that students begin to have their birth certificate officially translated into French and it is essential that the birth certificate includes the full names of their mother and father and send it to us if not sent during the initial application.

STEP 4 The total fees relating to the first management year should be paid 8 weeks prior to the intake. On receipt of payment, Vatel will issue the Letter of Guarantee & Residence (LGR) confirming your final admission. The LOA and LGR are compulsory
documents to apply for a student visa at the French Embassy or Consulate.

STEP 5 When the student visa is obtained, the applicant (by fax or by mail) should immediately send a copy to the Vatel Admissions Office.

Note: Students currently pursuing their final year may also apply for the upcoming intake, subject to successful completion of their degree /diploma at a later date, before the start of the Vatel program



Vatel Nîmes

Your contact

Responsable des admissions
Elisabeth CRES

+33 (0)4 6662 5703


Address of the Hotel School

140 rue Vatel 30913 Nîmes France


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