Polytechnic International Bali, or PIB for short, is a prestigious hospitality and culinary institute in prime location in Bali with world class facilities, and internationally-trained academic team.
Politeknik International Bali
The 15-week program combines practical training in Exotic Asian Cuisine & Pastry Cooking with lectures and guest lectures in English and weekly excursions.
Five subjects uniquely combine the study of culinary skills with gastronomic expertise, management skills, entrepreneurship, culture and language.
30 Credit Points
Within the Exotic Culinary Arts program, you can receive up to 30 credit points. All credits are transferable within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Exotic Culinary Arts
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, not least because of the overwhelming Balinese hospitality and the flourishing gastronomy. Bali boasts a wealth of exotic and healthy cuisine. Do you want to deepen your skills in Southeast Asian cooking? Do you aspire to a career in fine dining, or even hope to run your own restaurant someday? This 15-week program, “Exotic Culinary Arts,” at the Politeknik Internasional Bali, is a semester abroad course for international students from the areas of culinary and gastronomy, as well as a further education course for passionate chefs or apprentices. In a unique way, this course combines the handicraft and the art of cooking with nutritional sciences, management skills, and personality development. In practical courses, students are given the opportunity to learn the skills of Southeast Asian cookery, from Thai to Vietnamese to Indonesian, and to deepen the topics of entrepreneurship and management in lectures, excursions, and project work.
Exotic Culinary Arts
Facts & Figures
How is the course organized?
The semester is composed of:
- cooking classes
- project work & case studies
- language course
- cultural events
Who can participate?
The course is geared toward international students and apprentices of the following disciplines:
- Culinary Arts
- and other related subject areas
Further, professional chefs, confectioners, or those interested in specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine or kitchen management and entrepreneurship are welcome to join the program.
Why study in Bali?
With the course at Politeknik Internasional Bali, you will:
- Study in a dreamlike environment on a campus of international standards
- Learn the skills of Southeast Asian cuisine in an authentic environment
- Gain extensive knowledge of corporate governance and hospitality management
- Get practical experience in a location with flourishing gastronomy
- Collect up to 30 credit points
- Expand your network and meet participants from all over the world
Summer Class 2019
23.03.2019 – 13.07.2019
Application deadline 01.02.2019
Welcoming Dinner: 23.04.2019
Orientation Day: 25.04.2019
Classes: 25.04.2019 – 05.07.2019
Graduation & Farewell : 13.07.2019
Winter Class 2019
31.08.2019 – 20.12.2019
Application deadline 15.06.2019
Welcoming Dinner: 31.08.2019
Orientation Day: 02.09.2019
Classes: 02.09.2019 – 13.12.2019
Graduation & Farewell : 20.12.2019
Cooking Classes and all ingredients
Lectures and guest lectures in English
Excursions, workshops & trainings
Help with application and preparation
Enrolment & administration
Exotic Culinary Arts
- Southeast Asian Culinary & Pastry
- Balinese Cuisine, Food Design & Decoration
- Sustainable Food & Healthy Cooking
- Entrepreneurship & Kitchen Management
- Balinese Culture and Language
SEA Culinary & Pastry
Internationally trained chefs teach participants in Southeast Asian cuisine. From Vietnamese, to Thai, to Indonesian, to Balinese, participants in this hands-on course will learn about Southeast Asian cuisine and all its facets, studying dishes, pastries, ingredients, herbs and spices. Basic knowledge of food production and gastronomy will be covered. (6 CP)
Traditional Balinese cuisine is richly decorated. In this course, participants learn not only the classic Balinese cuisine but also the visual design of dishes, from “Fruit Carving” to “Ice Carving” to “Balinese Food Design” and “Traditional Event Decoration”. (6 CP)
Sustainable Food & Healthy Cooking
In recent years, Bali has become a hot spot for yoga and fitness enthusiasts. Numerous healthy, organic, and vegan cafés and restaurants with diverse menus exist in the area. In this course, participants learn the basics of healthy, sustainable nutrition, from super food to low carb and traditional medicinal herbs. (6 CP)
Politeknik Internasional Bali has developed a special program in the field of entrepreneurship in tourism called “Tourismpreneurship.” Every student at PIB learns, from the experts, start-up basics, management, and the development of innovative ideas using the “Design Thinking” method. (10 CP)
Balinese Culture & Language
This course introduces and explores Balinese culture, history, traditions, and language in all its colorful facets. With a language course in the national language, “Bahasa Indonesia,” participants will study the most important basics to master everyday situations. Special focus is placed here on linguistic understanding in the field of gastronomy and cuisine. (2 CP)
Exotic Culinary Arts
You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your letter of enrollment, a copy of your passport ID page, and a high-resolution picture handy.
Fill in the registration form
Fill in the online registration form and upload all required documents. Within 1-3 working days, you will receive an email from us with your registration confirmation.
Sign the registration confirmation and send it back to us. Your registration is now complete and you will receive all further information regarding study fees, visa, accommodations, etc.
Exotic Culinary Arts
Politeknik Internasional Bali
POLITEKNIK INTERNASIONAL BALI (PIB)
The Politeknik International Bali campus is strategically located in a fast-growing tourism area in Bali between Kuta Beach and Tanah Lot. The area is surrounded by international tourism and hospitality brands, but is quiet, with beautiful, green surroundings. PIB’s vision is to educate excellent graduates who are highly skilled in their fields of expertise, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills. With numerous cooperation partners in the tourism and gastronomy industry, as well as an internationally-trained team, the focus is on practical classes. The entire campus of the PIB is generously and impressively designed. All rooms and equipment are upscale, to international standards.
At the end of the program, students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be awarded certificates as follows:
- A certificate stating that the student has attended the program;
- An Academic Transcript showing the student’s performance in the program. The grades in the transcript are the final marks;
- A Certificate stating that the student has participated in workshops and academic excursions (on request).
Each module’s credits are transferable to the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS).
If you want to have the subjects credited at your home university, we suggest having the course pre-approved by the home institution’s exchange coordinator, academic advisor, or a professor. Whoever is in charge of credit transfer should sign a “Learning Agreement” in order to provide a transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad and to ensure that the student will receive recognition for the educational components successfully completed abroad.
Every student will require a valid visa called “VISA SOSIAL BUDAYA,” with a maximum validity of 180 days. The visa can be obtained from the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
Usually, participants form groups and rent a house or a villa (a house with pool) together. We have a Facebook group for each semester, where the students can meet the other participants. For those who would like to book an accommodation beforehand, we recommend the websites Auslandssemester Bali and Rentroom Bali, which offer accommodations at student prices.
The PIB also offers rooms in its own student dorm. Please ask for further information.
The cost of living is relatively low in Bali. However, it is difficult to say how much money you will need for the 15 weeks, as it strongly depends on the individual lifestyle.
Here you can find a list of general living costs.