Ashburton Chefs Academy

International Students

We welcome many international students to the Chefs Academy who want to learn to cook to a high standard in an English language environment.

Our residential option gives international students a secure and enjoyable environment from which to make the most of their time spent in our beautiful area of England.

Most students do not require a visa to take any of our courses.

Do you need a visa?

E.U. Students

Visa NOT required

E.U. Students do NOT require a visa to study any of our courses.

Simply contact us to reserve your place on your chosen cookery course.

Non-E.U. Students

Visa NOT required

Candidates from these countries do NOT require a visa to study any of our courses
(up to 6 months study):

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Australia, New Zealand
  4. Brazil, Argentina, Chile
  5. Mexico
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Singapore
  8. South Korea
  9. Israel
  10. Japan
  11. & others


Simply contact us to reserve your place on your chosen cookery course.

Visa IS required

Candidates from these countries DO require a visa to study any of our courses:

  1. South Africa
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  5. Turkey
  6. Jamaica
  7. Indonesia
  8. Philippines
  9. Kuwait, Qatar, UAE
  10. Nigeria
  11. & others

You WILL need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa prior to booking the course.

Find out about Short-term Study Visa here

Find your country...

Check whether you will need a Short-term Study Visa here

English Language Requirement

If English is not your first language, you may need to demonstrate you meet the minimum English language requirements (to IELTS Level 5) to join Chefs Academy courses.

If you have any doubts about your level of English, please contact us and we will be happy to help.