Le Cordon Bleu London is to award a free scholarship for its prestigious course, Le Grand Diplôme, from its new international flagship school of culinary arts in London.

One 16- to 19-year-old student will be awarded the scholarship to start in 2012, worth more than £30,000, which includes courses in Basic, Intermediate and Superior Pâtisserie.

The nine-month scholarship includes courses covering Basic, Intermediate and Superior Cuisine. Le Cordon Bleu London will also provide the student with accommodation in central London.

In addition to the launch of the new scholarship, Le Cordon Bleu London will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK this autumn to offer students in colleges and schools the opportunity to attend a masterclass led by two of its top teaching chefs from Pâtisserie and Cuisine.

For the chance to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must post a short video clip on the Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship Award website, of no longer than one-and-a-half minutes, showing what they know about the Le Cordon Bleu and what inspires them.

The winner will be chosen based on their passion and determination. Previous culinary experience is not a necessity.