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Tuition fees for Vatel Bahrain



100 BD

Annual Tuition Fee*

2,500 BD

*Additional charges for mandatory school uniform and equipment

*Payment facilities up to 10 instalments per year 

Admission procedure

1. Contact

You contact the Vatel Campus of your choice (at a forum, by internet, by email, etc.).

2. Application

You send your completed application form and all other documents requested back to the school.

3. Evaluation

The school will study your file, and should you be admissible, will invite you to the next entrance exam.

4. Entrance exam

You take the entrance exam in the school you would like to attend. 



Q1. I would like to apply to Vatel this year and I am in Year 12 at school.  What qualifications do I need for entry?

• Statement of Graduation (Secondary School General Certificate)
• Bahrain High School Diploma with 75% or above
If you have other high school qualifications, you are still eligible to apply but please note that your case will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

In general, we also accept the following qualifications:



International Baccalaureate



Q2. Are classes in English or Arabic?

Classes are in English. 


Q3. What level of English do I need for entry?

Applicants are required to have IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) upon entry into Vatel.


Q4. How much are the fees?

It is FREE to apply to study at Vatel, but a registration fee of 100BD is required to confirm your place.  Our tuition fees are 2500BD / year which covers tuition, use of Vatel campus facilities, and registration with Vatel HQ.  Additionally, there is a 100BD fee for your mandatory Vatel College uniform, and flight and visa expenses for overseas internships.


Q5. Do you have payment plans?

We have peace of mind instalment plans available should you wish to pay in instalments.


Q6. Do you have any scholarships available?

Yes, we have scholarships available for exceptional Bahraini students.  Please ask for further information from the Recruitment team.


Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Scholarship

Vatel Bahrain has one full scholarship a year available through the Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Charitable Trust.  If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please contact the Ministry of Education.


Ministry of Education Scholarships

We have a number of full scholarships a year available through the Ministry of Education.  Please contact the Ministry directly for more information and details of how to apply.


Q7. Do you have any sponsorships available?

Yes, we do for exceptional Bahraini students.  Please ask for further information from the Recruitment team.


Q8. Do you have a student residence?

No we do not, but we can assist you in finding suitable accommodation.


Q9. What about my visa? I was under my father’s employment visa, but it will be cancelled when I turn 18. 

Vatel can arrange this on your behalf but a fee will be charged.  Please ask the Recruitment & Communications Manager for more information.


Q10. I am passionate about cooking and really want to be a chef.  Will Vatel provide me with good training for this?

Vatel is not a culinary arts school, but you will spend time in Kitchens throughout your practical application weeks and during your internships.

5. Results

You will receive your results within a few days.


Q11. Vatel is a French university.  Can I start my degree in Bahrain and complete it in France if I want to? 

Yes, you can.  We have lots of transfer options available to students such as a year abroad at another Vatel campus (via our Marco Polo programme).


Q12. I have already completed a year of study at UoB but do not like my course (e.g. engineering).  Can I be exempted from 1 year of study at Vatel and transfer credit from UoB?

Unfortunately not, as it is extremely unlikely that any of the modules you have completed are in any way similar to ours.


Q13. I understand that all Vatel students wear a uniform and that all male students must be clean-shaven.  My beard is a large part of my culture and personality.  Will I be allowed to keep it and study at Vatel?

Unfortunately not as the hotels will not permit it.  All Vatel students must be clean-shaven daily.


Q14. I have heard that the Vatel degree is 50% practical and 50% theoretical.  What does this mean exactly?

In semester 1 of each year, your studies will be 1 week on campus, followed by 1 week in a hotel, 1 week on campus, 1 week in a hotel etc. so every week you will be doing and learning something new.


Q15. During my practical applications in hotels, which departments will I be in, and can I choose the hotel I want to be in?

Students undertake practical application in all departments so that when they graduate they have a broad overview of how hotels operate.  This includes: front office, food and beverage, kitchen, housekeeping, marketing, HR, Finance.


Unfortunately, due to the complications in scheduling, students are unable to choose their preferred hotels.


Q16. Which hotels in Bahrain are Vatel partners?

Fraser Suites, Crowne Plaza, Four Seasons, Swiss-belhotel, Downtown Rotana, The Diplomat Radisson Blu, The Art Hotel & Resort, Intercontinental Regency, Movenpick, Novotel Al Dana Resort, Al Areen Palace & Spa, Sofitel Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, The Westin, Le Meridien, The Gulf Hotel, The Palace (Masso, The Orangery), and The Domain.


Q17. When I graduate, will I be a manager? 

Most graduates begin in a supervisory position, however, should you show potential during practical application and internships, it is possible you may be offered a management position as soon as you graduate. 


Q18. When I graduate, how much money will I earn in my first year in Bahrain?

This is dependent on your role, and hotel.


Q19. I work in a restaurant part time.  Can I continue to work as well as study at Vatel because it’s a family business and I really need the money?

Students at Vatel must be available full time because when you are in practical application or internships, your schedule is determined by the hotels.


Q20. What should I wear when I am doing practical applications in hotels?

Either the full Vatel uniform, or a uniform that is provided to you by the hotel.

6. Validation

Your admission will be validated after an interview with the director of the school you would like to attend.

Q21. Will I get paid for my practical applications in hotels in Bahrain?



Q22. How many months are the internships each year, and will I get paid for these?

Internships are 4-5 months each year.  In Bahrain, you will not receive a stipend, however, food and accommodation is provided during your overseas internships.  Some hotels in Europe and North America will also provide a stipend.


Q23. If I study at Vatel Bahrain, which university will award my degree?

Upon graduation, you will receive two degrees - one from Vatel, France and the other one from Vatel, Bahrain. Therefore, you will receive a European degree and a G.C.C. degree.


Q24. Will my degree be recognised in Bahrain?

Yes. Vatel is licensed by the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Council in Bahrain.


Q25. Will my degree be recognised in Europe?

Yes.  All Vatel Bahrain students who successfully complete the degree are awarded a French State Level 2 degree that is recognised throughout Europe.


Q26. Can I visit Vatel?

Yes.  Please arrange a visit by sending a WhatsApp to: 00973 3366 1115.


Q27. How do I apply to study at Vatel Bahrain?

Contact us, complete the application form, and return it to the Recruitment team with the requested documents.


Q28. Is there a deadline to register?

We accept applications all year round, so it is best to apply as soon as possible.  It is FREE to apply, and once you have been accepted, you can decide whether to register and accept your place.


Q29. I have applied to study at Vatel.  What’s next?

Someone from the Recruitment Team will contact you to invite you for an interview and an online personality test.



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