ICOT College Grounds for a refund or partial refund of fees:
a) Irish Study Visa extension refusal (for students who are not successful in obtaining their visa). Any application for a refund must be made in writing and must be accompanied by both a copy of the rejection letter from the GNIB and a copy of their stamped passport. Please note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be evaluated by the College in order to assess grounds for any refund. All original letters issued by the College along with the student’s GNIB card must be returned to ICOT College administration before any refund
can be considered.
b) Illness or disability suffered after the student’s enrolment has been confirmed. In any such instance, a doctor’s certificate would be required to confirm.
c) Upon arrival in Dublin, should any student be refused access into Ireland for any reason, any application for a refund must be made in writing and be accompanied by both a copy of the rejection letter from the GNIB and a copy of their stamped passport. Please note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be evaluated by the College in order to assess grounds for any refund.
i) A refund will only be granted in respect of fees which have been paid for the most recent year in which (a), (b) or (c) occurs. There is no automatic right to a refund of fees if at any time a student changes his/her mind about studying at ICOT College.
ii) After course commencement, any student wishing to submit a refund request for any reasons as specifically detailed above (a, b or c) will be required to have achieved a minimum attendance of 85% in accordance with GNIB student visa requirements at the time of request.
iii) If a student withdraws after course commencement no refund will be given.
iv) All course cancellations must be made in writing using the Academy’s “Tuition fees Refund” form before course commencement date.
v) Students that are found to have provided incorrect information, resulting in their visa being refused, shall be exempt from any form of refund.
vi) Please note an Administration fee of €300, plus €150 for health insurance fee (if already applied) and plus €150 for learner protection (if already applied), will be deducted from all refunds given.
vii) If you miss your flight or it is delayed you must notify the school or your agent in advance, otherwise the transfer will not be refunded.
viii) Also, if you give up or stop staying at the accommodation during the period booked, a refund will not be given.
ix) If the refund is applicable, it must be requested online through the Refund Form below. The period for refund is from 6 to 10 weeks.
Students are allowed to take a holiday after studying for at least 8 weeks and with at least 80% attendance. Students can take up to 1/3 of the time that they have already studied. For example, after 9 weeks students can have 3 weeks holiday, and after 12 weeks, they can have 4 weeks holiday. Holidays must be booked at least 3 days in advance and will depend on their attendance.
Holidays may be granted outside these conditions in cases of extenuating circumstances. In that case students should provide proof. This does not include Christmas holidays when the school shuts for four weeks and Easter holidays when the school is closed for 1 week. Student holiday periods from 1st January 2015 - understanding the new rules.
Changes coming in from January under a new government policy will standardise the holiday periods in which international students can work for all types of course - from English Language to PhD. Students on English programmes in particular have been used to very flexible holiday periods in the past and will need to consider what the changes will mean.
From 01 September 2016, non-EU/EEA International Students will be able to work full-time (upto 40 hours per week) during two periods of the year only - reflecting the traditional summer and winter college holidays:
- Summer break: 1st June – 30th September (4 months)
- Winter break: 15th December - 15th January (1 month)
If the dates of arrival and departure in the city where the services take place do not coincide with the days of accommodation stipulated by the Contractor, it is the Contractor’s responsibility to secure additional accommodation, which is not included in the cost and depends on availability.
Accommodation cancellation applications must always be provided in writing. This should be provided at least forty-five (45) days in advance of the agreed starting date. Please note Administration Fees will not be refunded. In the case of accommodation cancellations being made after the Contractor’s starting date, the Contracted will not be held responsible, and the Contractor is not entitled to claim a refund.