SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Terms and Conditions for Group Courses

Fees:

  • Fees for academic year 2016-2017 are effective from 1st August 2016 and are payable in advance of the start of the course. They are not subject to V.A.T.
  • Payment in instalments is only accepted for full-time Certificate and Diploma programmes.
  • Fees for all courses are exclusive of course materials.

Corporate Payments:

  • Sponsors must supply an official purchase order or a letter confirming that the company will be responsible for payment of the fees. An invoice will be issued.
  • Please ensure that the purchase order accompanies the application form
  • Failure to do comply with the above may result in withdrawal of a student from the course and/or the student becoming liable for payment immediately.

Withdrawal from Courses:

We strongly advise you to ensure that you will be able to attend for the whole of the course before enrolling. SOAS Language Centre cannot accept any responsibility for unforeseen changes in students’ circumstances that may prevent their attendance for all or part of a course.

  • No refunds can be given for classes not attended, unless non-attendance relates to a class rescheduled to a different day by the Centre.
  • All cancellations of enrolment and requests for refunds must be received in writing (including email) by the Language Centre at least 5 working days before the start of the course. In such cases, refunds can be given subject to the following terms:

- If received more than 10 working days before the start of the course, 10% of the total course fee is deducted.
- If received between 10 and 5 working days before the start of the course, 30% of the total course fee is deducted.
- If received fewer than 5 working days (excluding Saturday/Sunday) prior to the scheduled start of a course, no refund is payable.

  • Refunds will be returned in the same way as the payment was made. Please note the refund procedure may take up to four weeks.

Quorum Requirements:

  • Our 10-Week courses are subject to quorum requirements, as follows:
    - 8 at Beginners and Elementary levels
    - 7 at all Intermediate levels
    - 6 at Advanced and Proficiency levels
  • These numbers may occasionally be revised downwards by 1 if such a revision is compatible with the internal processes of the Centre and is approved by the Centre Director.
  • If a scheduled class does not reach the quorum number, Language Centre Administrators will inform applicants, normally 5 working days before the start of the course, and advise them as to alternative options. The Language Centre is able, for example, to offer bespoke tuition for small groups.

General:

  • We strongly advise you to enrol at least five days before the start date as places are allocated on a ‘first come’ basis. Places cannot be reserved in advance without payment.
  • Unless otherwise specified, our classes are limited to 15 students per class.
  • Classes are only for learners aged 18 and above.
  • Students undertake to adhere to the college Code of conduct - Student Disciplinary Procedure 2012/13 (pdf; 143kb) at all times.

 

These terms and conditions may be subject to change without prior notice. 

Updated 21 July 2016