Refund Policy

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General Refund Policy

The general refund policy only applies to students who are not taking a course as a requirement for a visa to stay in Ireland.    Course Fees are outlined on the Fee Schedule. A deposit of €150.00 or €350.00 is required depending on the course for registration purposes.  This deposit for each course is non-refundable. All course fees must be paid in full on or before the commencement date of the course unless otherwise agreed. Except where expressly stated, all course fees are non-refundable.   No refund will be made to students who fail to attend classes or do not finish the course.

In the event where the student wishes to cancel an enrolment, notice of cancellation must be provided in writing and applies from the date it is received by Dorset College.

 

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Please note that Dorset College reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any course at any time. In the unlikely event of cancellation your deposit/fees will be refunded. Dorset College also reserves the right to re-schedule the start dates of all courses and if necessary to vary the content. Except where expressly stated, all fees are non-refundable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on the web-site, it may be subject to later alteration or amendment in the light of policy changes, course updates or other constraints.

Non-EU Visa Requiring Students / International Refund Policy for Higher Education Courses

The  “general refund policy” does not apply to students who are taking a course as a requirement for a visa to stay in Ireland.    Course Fees are outlined on the Fee Schedule. Full fees are payable in advance and immigration documentation will only be released upon receipt of full payment of account as invoiced. As permission to travel (study visa) and permission to remain (GNIB registration stamp 2/2a) are at the discretion of the Irish government, the following refund policies will apply:

  • Refusal of Visa Application: Dorset College will refund all monies less a standard deduction of €350, within 20 working days, upon production of a Letter of Refusal, or reference number, from the relevant visa office in respect of a Visa refusal or appeal.
  • Refusal of Renewal of GNIB Student Registration: Dorset College will refund all monies, less a deduction of no more than €150, within 20 working days, upon production of documentary evidence from INIS/GNIB indicating that renewal of student status has been refused. 
  • Registered student: Once a student has received permission to travel/permission to remain, all course fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be made to students who fail to attend classes or do not finish their courses.
  • Currency policy: We reserve the right to refund course fees at the same rate less administration charges in the original currency of sender.
  • Force Majeure: In the case of force majeure situations refunds will be only considered on a case by case basis and this will be at the discretion of college management.
  • Medical Insurance: Once purchased Medical Insurance is not refundable.
  • Credit / Debit Cards: In the event of a refund, monies paid to the college by credit / debit card can only be refunded to that same card.

 

For Local Renewal International Students the following applies once the student has not registered for a visa with GNIB
 

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Please note that Dorset College reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any course at any time. In the event that an application is made with fake or fraudulent documentation we reserve the right not to refund fees.  In the unlikely event of cancellation your deposit/fees will be refunded and the Irish National Immigration Service will be notified. Dorset College also reserves the right to re-schedule the start dates of all courses and if necessary to vary the content. Except where expressly stated, all fees are non-refundable.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on the web-site, it may be subject to later alteration or amendment in the light of policy changes, course updates or other constraints.
 

Examination Fees - Applies to all students
Examination fees are detailed on the price schedule and are payable on or before the starting date of the course. On-line examinations are payable one week in advance of taking these exams by booking through the College. Our On-line Test Centre is situated at 8 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1. All examination fees are non-refundable and are subject to change in accordance with the validating body's regulations.

 

English Language Courses

Please visit our English language website for refund policy in relation to EFL courses.  https://english.dorset-college.ie