Terms & Conditions 2021


Motivi dell'ICOT College per un rimborso o un rimborso parziale delle tasse:

  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.


Gli studenti Visa che frequentano un corso presso l'ICOT College sono obbligati per legge ad avere un tasso di frequenza superiore a 85%. Ciò può essere ottenuto solo saltando non più di 18 giorni nel corso di 25 settimane. Il College incoraggia vivamente gli studenti a completare le loro 25 settimane complete di studio in un blocco. Il prezzo del libro di inglese generale è 35 € e il prezzo del libro IELTS è 50 €. Gli studenti non possono frequentare il corso senza libro.

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.

Quando uno studente riceve una lettera di avvertimento, deve compilare il modulo di richiesta sul sito web dell'ICOT (www.icot.ie - vai su Student Life e scegli Modulo di richiesta) e fare domanda per il "Ritorno in classe". Lo studente interessato verrà quindi riportato nell'elenco e contattato per informarlo e dovrà rientrare in classe il giorno stabilito.

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.

Oltre a ciò, l'ICOT è obbligato a informare GNIB di qualsiasi studente la cui frequenza scenda al di sotto di 85% e una frequenza bassa e prolungata comporterà anche l'invio di lettere di avvertimento. Se lo studente non migliora, verranno inviati ulteriori avvisi.

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.

Anche gli studenti europei e altri non in possesso di visto per studenti sono tenuti a partecipare a pieno titolo, anche se non sono vincolati dalle regole GNIB, e possono essere rimossi dall'elenco o espulsi per mancata partecipazione. Tutti gli studenti dell'ICOT College sono trattati allo stesso modo. La mancata frequenza è di disturbo per la classe e per il processo di apprendimento.

I certificati ICOT College vengono rilasciati solo agli studenti che soddisfano il regolamento di frequenza 85% e sostengono l'esame di fine corso obbligatorio. Il prezzo per il certificato è di 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.
  • Le lezioni terminano alle 12:15 e alle 16:15. Chi esce in anticipo non riceverà la frequenza per la seconda metà del corso. In caso di emergenza, gli studenti possono richiedere il permesso al Direttore degli studi di partire con un anticipo massimo di 15 minuti. Il lavoro non sarà accettato come motivo per partire presto. Nessuno può lasciare più di 15 minuti prima senza perdere la frequenza per quella metà della lezione.

Gli studenti sono tenuti a prendere parte volontariamente e attivamente a tutte le attività in classe, a parlare inglese in ogni momento e a rispettare l'insegnante e i compagni di classe. Agli studenti che non rispettano queste regole può essere chiesto di lasciare l'aula con la perdita della frequenza per quella metà della lezione.

Qualsiasi studente scoperto a manomettere l'elenco delle presenze per conto proprio o di qualsiasi altro studente può essere espulso senza preavviso.

Nessun membro del personale può accettare o richiedere denaro o regali in cambio di una falsa partecipazione. Qualsiasi richiesta di questo tipo deve essere segnalata immediatamente alla direzione.

È vietato agli studenti filmare o scattare foto durante le lezioni, senza il permesso dell'insegnante e dei compagni studenti.

Lo studente il cui nominativo non è nell'elenco delle presenze deve recarsi immediatamente in Reception e non può firmare l'elenco. In ogni caso è vietato firmare in fondo alla lista delle presenze.

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.

Questo non include le vacanze di Natale quando la scuola chiude per 3 settimane e le vacanze di Pasqua quando la scuola rimane chiusa per 1 settimana.

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:

  • Pausa estiva: 1 giugno - 30 settembre (4 mesi)
  • Winter break: 15th December – 15th January (1 month)

In tutti gli altri momenti, l'attuale limite di tempo di 20 ore lavorative settimanali si applicherà.

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.


Gli studenti devono avere il libro per il corso. La scuola consente 5 giorni lavorativi (1 settimana) senza un libro.

Se uno studente sceglie di partecipare senza il libro, non verrà data alcuna frequenza e non verranno fatte copie.


  • Libro d'inglese generale: 35 €
  • Libro IELTS: € 50


È obbligatorio 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.

Gli studenti possono anche scegliere di sostenere FCE (First Certificate English), CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) o IELTS invece di TIE, ma questa preferenza deve essere comunicata per tempo al Direttore degli studi.

  • Students opt for FCE or CAE will be charged an additional fee of €90.
  • La quota d'esame IELTS è di € 220.

La mancata partecipazione all'esame per il quale uno studente è stato registrato richiederà il pagamento dell'intera quota d'esame per facilitare la riprenotazione.

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