Payment terms and conditions
For full fees including course and accommodation supplements please create a quotation on our web booking system or email us on [email protected] for an enrolment form. A minimum deposit of £100 is required for standard individual bookings. For bookings where additional support with visa administration is required, the deposit amount is £200. Deposits are deducted from the total balance of the course. The remaining balance is due on the first day of the student’s course.
When a booking is made and the deposit payment received, the student will receive a booking confirmation to confirm the course and dates booked, as well as accommodation details if applicable. We will also send you a copy of your invoice showing the full fees due. The full balance should be paid on the first day a the school, by cash, card or bank transfer.
Transfers should be made to our bank account in GBP (£) using the following information:
49-51 University Road, Belfast, BT71ND
Please note that any bank charges (for example exchange fees) incurred are payable by the client and will be added to the total balance of the fees. We do not charge commission on credit card payments. We regret that we cannot accept payment by Traveller’s Cheque. Cheques should be made payable to International House Belfast Ltd., and sent to the school address.
International House Belfast charges a placement fee of £65 on accommodation bookings in all cases. This fee is also applicable to any changes in accommodation during a student’s stay, e.g. from homestay to residential accommodation.
For homestay accommodation bookings, full payment is made to International House Belfast and we will pay hosts weekly. Students should not make payments directly to hosts.
For residential accommodation bookings, if the accommodation is cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice, the first full week of accommodation and normal supplementary fees will be charged.
Payment in instalments can be considered on a case-by-case basis. A £10 administration charge will be applied to each transaction. Payment plans will be confirmed in writing, with payment instalment dates stated clearly. Late payments will incur an additional £10 charge.
Recipients of scholarship or government grants should pay a deposit of £200 on enrolment. This will be refunded only when full fees have been received from the sponsoring organisation for the full duration of the course.
If a course is postponed, (for example, if there is a delay with a visa application), IH Belfast must be informed at least two weeks before the course start date, otherwise the deposit will be lost and another deposit will be charged.
If a student cancels a one-to-one lesson, it must be 24 hours or more in advance of the lesson. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, the lesson will be lost and there may be no refund.
Refunds can only be made by the original method of payment. IH Belfast will deduct any charges incurred before processing the refund. Please note that the school must be notified of potential beginner level students so that we can check availability in advance of booking. In the case of unexpected beginner students, IH Belfast reserves the right to offer a course of equal or greater value (for example one-to-one classes) or to refund payment and cancel the course.
If a visa application is rejected and we receive written evidence at least 14 days prior to arrival, we will refund the fees received in full, less an administrative fee of £100. Where we receive this evidence, the refund will be paid to you by the same method the payment was made within four weeks. If written evidence of a refusal is received less than 14 days prior to arrival then the refund will be paid less the administrative fee and the following non-refundable payments: £100.
We strongly advise students to take out personal insurance to cover for loss of possessions, including laptops and mobile phones, medical expenses and the loss of tuition and other fees if you have to cancel your course or return home earlier than planned. We offer a fully comprehensive cover plan through GuardMe – please contact [email protected] for more information.
Students registering for a course at IH Belfast agree to follow all internal regulations of the school. If a student behaves in a disruptive manner, does not follow the school rules, is persistently absent from class, or engages in illegal activity, they will be asked to leave the school immediately. For Under 18s, students will be sent home at his/her own or his/her parents’ expense. Please see our ‘Exclusion from the School’ Policy: International House Belfast Exclusion from the School Policy
International House Belfast is committed to providing a safe and happy experience for all of its stakeholders. All of our policies are available to read below.