Terms and Conditions
Your registration on an AKU-ISMC course will be subject to the following terms and conditions. By submitting an application to AKU-ISMC you agree to abide by these conditions:
- Acceptance to courses (longer than 5 days) are based on specified criteria and reviewed by an academic panel. Students will be informed by email if they are accepted to the course. Final admission is subject to the receipt of payment of full course fees.
- AKU-ISMC reserves the right to cancel, at any given time and without notice, any course which does not recruit a viable number of students. In this case a full refund will be made for the course fee only.
- Due to visa requirements and subsequent responsibilities of a host academic organisation, AKU-ISMC does not admit applicants requiring a visa to its short courses of less than 5 days. AKU-ISMC will consider accepting participants who hold visitor visas and are in the UK, and who wish therefore to attend a short course.
- If the course duration is 5 days or more the application process is open for international students requiring a visa. AKU-ISMC will issue a letter of confirmation of acceptance to the course where required. In addition, the Institute will issue a letter of support for applicants requiring a visa for the short course to which they have applied, once they have been accepted and their fees have been paid. For more information regarding studying in the UK, please see the UKBA website.
- It is the participant’s responsibility to arrange for travel, documents and accommodation in order to attend the course. No refunds will be issued if, for example, your flight is cancelled or your visa didn’t arrive on time. It should be noted that the AKU-ISMC short courses do not qualify for a Tier 4 Student Visa.
- Regular attendance is essential in order to make progress with your course. If you are required to withdraw due to medical reasons, you should notify AKU-ISMC as soon as possible. You must attend 80% of the courses to be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance. Course material are normally copyright and may not be reproduced in any way other than for the use of the intended course at the University.
- AKU-ISMC will endeavour to ensure course dates published are not changed, but reserves the right to alter times/dates in the case of unforeseen circumstances. If you are unable to attend at the new times/dates arranged for the course, a full refund for the course fee only will be given.
- If for unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances a course is cancelled, a full refund will be given for the course fee only.
- AKU-ISMC reserves the right to change fees and charges without notice.
- All bank charges are the responsibility of the participant.
- AKU-ISMC does not accept responsibility for any losses or expenses incurred due to student participation in a course (including ticket and visa expenses), howsoever caused.
- All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing and, subject to approval by AKU-ISMC, are paid as follows: one month before the start of the course - full refund; two weeks before the start of the course - 50% refund; up to one week before the start of the course - 25% refund; start of the course onwards - no refund.
- Refunds are not normally paid after the start of a course. Any request made after this date should be made in writing to the Lead Faculty, Professional Education Unit, AKU-ISMC and must be related to extenuating circumstances beyond your control and supported by appropriate proof. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of £20.
- Concessionary rates are offered for students, individuals who are retired or unemployed and employees of AKDN institutions. Proof of status is required for all individuals who apply for concessionary rates, and must be submitted prior to confirmation of admission to the course.
- Information provided by and concerning enquirers, applicants and students is held by the College in its original, electronic and other formats and is processed for the purposes of administration and management of applications, admissions, student records, student progress and support, and for marketing and statistical purposes in accordance with relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998. It is a condition to the College’s response for enquiries to information, consideration of applications for admissions and enrolment to the college that such data will be held and processed.
If you require further information or clarification about the terms and conditions above, please contact Anne-Luise Czambor, Unit Coordinator, Professional Programmes Unit.
Telephone: +44(0)20 7380 3865