Terms & Conditions 2021


Le Collège ICOT justifie un remboursement ou un remboursement partiel des frais:

  1. 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 who have complete discretion in arriving at a decision as to whether or not a refund is appropriate. 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.
  2. If an aspect of the application for a refund or cancellation includes an 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.
  3. 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 and it will have complete discretion in arriving at a decision as to whether or not a refund is appropriate
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If a student withdraws after course commencement no refund will be given.
  7. Students that are found to have provided incorrect information, resulting in their visa being refused, shall be exempt from any form of refund.
  8. 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.
  9. If you miss your flight or it is delayed you must notify the school or your agent in advance, otherwise the transfer may not be refunded.
  10. Also, if you give up or stop staying at the accommodation during the period booked, a refund will not be given.
  11. If the refund is applicable, it must be requested online through www.icot.ie (Refund Form). The period for refund is from 6 to 10 weeks.


Les étudiants titulaires d'un visa qui suivent un cours à l'ICOT College sont tenus par la loi d'avoir un taux de participation supérieur à 85%. Ceci ne peut être réalisé qu'en manquant pas plus de 18 jours au cours de 25 semaines. Le Collège encourage fortement les étudiants à terminer leurs 25 semaines complètes d'études en un seul bloc. Le prix du livre anglais général est de 35 € et celui du livre IELTS est de 50 €. Les étudiants ne sont pas autorisés à assister au cours sans livre.

Students who miss any 2 days or any 4 classes in any given week will be removed from the attendance list and sent a warning letter. Attendance will continue to decrease as long as a student is off the list and does not return.

Lorsqu'un étudiant reçoit une lettre d'avertissement, il / elle doit remplir le formulaire de demande sur le site Web de l'ICOT (www.icot.ie - allez à la vie étudiante et choisissez le formulaire de demande) et faire une demande de «retour en classe». L'étudiant concerné sera alors renvoyé sur la liste et contacté pour l'en informer et devra retourner en classe le jour fixé.

Any student who does not fill in the Request Form within a week of being removed from the list will receive a second warning letter. Likewise, a second offence will result in a second warning letter.

After three warning letters have been received, the next offence will result in expulsion and the GNIB being contacted. Please note that ICOT College is not obliged to send three warning letters prior to expulsion. Students who are proved not to be genuine students, or who engage in abusive behaviour, may be expelled without notice.

The student has 5 working days to reply and resolve the issue. If there are mitigating circumstances, students may appeal their removal from the school register through the ICOT website and by requesting “Appeal against Expulsion”. The student will be called for a meeting attended by an ICOT College Senior Administration staff member. ICOT College will present the student with a copy of all recorded warnings and their Attendance Record. The student will have an opportunity to make their case, for example, an illness with the requisite doctor’s note or compassionate leave. Any judgment will be made in coherence with ICOT College’s stated principles regarding attendance and in strict accordance with the regulations from the GNIB regarding visa students. If in doubt, the College will contact the GNIB and seek clarification.

De plus, l'ICOT est obligé d'informer GNIB de tout étudiant dont la fréquentation descend en dessous de 85% et une faible fréquentation prolongée entraînera également l'envoi de lettres d'avertissement. Si l'élève ne s'améliore pas, d'autres avertissements seront envoyés.

In case of sickness, students must contact the school on the first day and each subsequent day, and present a doctor’s certificate on returning to school. Without this proof, it will be classed as an unauthorised absence, and warnings will be sent. Medical certificates cannot and do not replace attendance, but are used to justify low attendance to the College and to GNIB.

Les étudiants européens et les autres non titulaires d'un visa étudiant sont également censés participer pleinement, même s'ils ne sont pas liés par les règles de la GNIB, et peuvent être retirés de la liste ou expulsés pour non-présence. Tous les étudiants du Collège ICOT sont traités de la même manière. La non-présence perturbe la classe et le processus d'apprentissage.

Les certificats ICOT College ne sont délivrés qu'aux étudiants qui satisfont au règlement de présence 85% et passent l'examen obligatoire de fin de cours. Le prix du certificat est de 15 €.

  • Classes start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Students should do their best to arrive at these times as they will not receive attendance for the first half of class if they arrive more than 15 minutes late. Students arriving up to 15 minutes late must not disturb the class as they enter.
  • Les cours se terminent à 12h15 et 16h15. Toute personne partant tôt ne recevra pas d'assiduité pour la seconde moitié du cours. En cas d'urgence, les étudiants peuvent demander au directeur des études la permission de partir jusqu'à 15 minutes à l'avance. Le travail ne sera pas accepté comme motif de départ anticipé. Personne ne peut partir plus de 15 minutes plus tôt sans perdre la moitié de la classe.

On attend des élèves qu'ils participent volontairement et activement à toutes les activités de la classe, qu'ils parlent anglais à tout moment et qu'ils respectent leur enseignant et leurs camarades de classe. Les élèves qui ne respectent pas ces règles peuvent être invités à quitter la salle de classe avec la perte d'assiduité pour cette moitié de la classe.

Tout étudiant qui a falsifié la liste de présence en son nom ou en son nom peut être expulsé sans avertissement préalable.

Aucun membre du personnel ne peut accepter ou demander de l'argent ou des cadeaux en échange d'une falsification de présence. Une telle demande doit être signalée immédiatement à la direction.

Il est interdit aux élèves de filmer ou de prendre des photos pendant les cours, sans l'autorisation de l'enseignant et des camarades.

Tout étudiant dont le nom ne figure pas sur la liste de présence doit se rendre immédiatement au bureau d'accueil et ne peut pas signer la liste. Dans tous les cas, il est interdit de signer en bas de la liste de présence.

Students may not leave the classroom for significant lengths of time during the class. The teacher may remove his or her attendance for absences of more than 15 minutes.


The ICOT online platform allows teachers and students to interact in a dynamic way, so the teacher may ask you to turn on your microphone and camera to interact with him/her, answer questions displayed on the screen, follow a digital board to make examples, etc. Sharing your personal data/log-ins with individuals not enrolled at ICOT College is strictly prohibited. This may result in expulsion and no refund of fees will be given.


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.

Cela n'inclut pas les vacances de Noël lorsque l'école ferme pendant 3 semaines et les vacances de Pâques lorsque l'école est fermée pendant 1 semaine.

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 for them.

From 01 September 2016, non-EU/EEA International Students will be able to work full-time (up to 40 hours per week) during two periods of the year only – reflecting the traditional summer and winter college holidays:

  • Vacances d'été: 1er juin - 30 septembre (4 mois)
  • Winter break: 15th December – 15th January (1 month)

À tout autre moment, la limite de durée actuelle de 20 heures de travail par semaine s'appliquera.

It should be noted also that the hours specified are the maximum that a student can work in any given week and not an average over time. A student who is working for more than one employer remains subject to the overall limits (e.g. during the period when the 20 hour limit applies a student could not work 15 hours each for 2 employers). The permission to work ceases on the expiry of the students Stamp 2 immigration permission.


Les étudiants doivent avoir le livre pour le cours. L'école laisse 5 jours ouvrables (1 semaine) sans livre.

Si un étudiant choisit d'assister sans le livre, aucune participation ne sera accordée et aucune copie ne sera faite.

Des prix:

  • Livre d'anglais général: 35 €
  • Livre IELTS: 50 €


Il est obligatoire to every student visa that the student takes an external exam at the end of each course. The College will register students for TIE (Test of Interactive English) and the student agrees to prepare for and take the exam on the date specified by the Director of Studies. Examination rules will be emailed to the students. TIE exam fee is €130. In certain circumstances it may be necessary for students to take TIE in the TIE examination centre on Leeson Street. In this event, directions will be provided with plenty of notice. In all other cases TIE will be held on the school premises.

Les étudiants peuvent également choisir de prendre FCE (First Certificate English), CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) ou IELTS au lieu de TIE, mais cette préférence doit être communiquée au directeur des études en temps utile.

  • Students opt for FCE or CAE will be charged an additional fee of €90.
  • Les frais d'examen IELTS sont de 220 €.

Le fait de ne pas se présenter à l'examen pour lequel un étudiant a été inscrit nécessitera de payer à nouveau l'intégralité des frais d'examen pour faciliter la réservation.

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