TERMS AND CONDITIONS
UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE CENTRE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


1. ENROLMENT
Initial enrolment with Universal Language Centre can be made by e-mail, fax, post, via an accredited agent or in person at the College.
Until payment of tuition fees has been received your enrolment cannot be confirmed.
Universal Language Centre courses are designed and intended for adult learners aged 18 years and above.
If a student changes the starting date of their course at the College on one or more occasions, there will be a charge of £25 for each additional enrolment letter required.

2. PAYMENT
Payment of fees must be made in full at least 14 days before the student’s start date in British Pounds (GBP) by any of the following means:

+ Bankers Draft
+ UK Bank Cheque
+ Credit transfer to the following account (recommended)
+ Cash (paid in person at the College)

• You are reminded that payment by bank transfer may take 10 days or more to reach our account and adequate time must be allowed for this.
• Students are responsible for all bank charges.

Our bank details are:
National Westminster Bank plc
P.O.Box 305
Spring Gardens
Manchester, M60 2DB
England

Account name: Universal Language Centre
Account No: 00000655
Sort Code: 01 10 01
SWIFT/BIC: NWB KG B2L
International Bank Transfer (IBAN): GB 03 NWBK 011001 00000655

Unless otherwise stated, the course price does not include any of the following:
Textbooks (which are required for the level of course attended), external exam fees, personal or medical insurance, travel costs.
Students are recommended to take out their own medical and personal insurance, including insurance to cover possible cancellations.
In addition to the relevant course fees there is a one-off administration fee of £ 50 for administrative support (letters, student I.d., certificates etc). This applies to all students enrolling with us for four weeks of full time study or more.
Students are recommended to take out their own medical and personal insurance, including insurance to cover possible cancellations.

3. REFUND POLICY
No requests for cancellation and refund will be considered unless it is in writing and submitted with original documentary evidence that includes your Universal Language Centre enrolment letter and receipt.

(a) Visa refusal
On production of the original visa refusal letter, Universal Language Centre will fully refund the tuition fees less the registration fee and an additional administration charge of £50.
Students will not be entitled to a refund of their tuition or registration fee in the case of a visa being refused on the grounds of paragraph 320 (7A, 7B and 11) of the UK Border Agency rules.
For more information please see the addendum at the end of this document.

(b) Cancellation prior to course start
If you cancel more than 2 weeks before your course begins, Universal Language Centre will refund 80% of the fees you have paid.
Please note that the registration fee and an additional administration charge of £50 will be deducted from any such refunds.
No refund will be given if the course cancellation is requested 5 days prior to the starting date or at any point after the course starting date.
If a Visa student cancels their course we are obliged to notify the Home Office of this fact and any student visa may be withdrawn.

(c) Transfer of Fees
Tuition fees are only valid for the person specified and are not transferable.

(d) Changes to schedules
Upon arrival at Universal Language Centre you will sit our initial placement test and you will be placed in a suitable group which matches your particular level of English.

(e) Other conditions of non-payment of refunds
No refund will be given in the event of:

+ You have your visa refused because of non submission of the correct documentation as listed in your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies letter and/or because you failed to provide the correct evidence of maintenance (funds) as required in the UKBA mandated form.

+ You have your visa granted and you have decided not to travel to the UK or move to another College. If either situation occurs, UKBA will be informed.

+ You decide to withdraw your visa application

+ You being asked to leave the College because of gross misconduct on your part.

+ You being asked to leave the country by the British Authorities.

+ Self-cancellation after the course start (i.e. breaking UK immigration rules)

+ You being refused re-entry if you leave the UK during the course without a covering letter from the Universal Language Centre

+ A refusal by the British Authorities to give you a visa extension because you have not attended a minimum of 85% of the course on which you have been enrolled.



4. STUDENT VISA
Students who are attending Universal Language Centre on a Student Visa are required by the authorities to attend full-time (daytime) courses for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

5. LIABILITY
Universal Language Centre and it’s staff and representatives will not be liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property however caused, except where such liability is expressly imposed by British Law.



6. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither Universal Language Centre or its representatives are liable for refunds or damages, however they arise, in cases where the College is unable to provide any services to which they are contractually bound because of labour disputes or for any other reasons that are beyond their control.





ADDENDUM – UK BORDER AGENCY IMMIGRATION RULES


Part 9 – General grounds for the refusal of entry clearance, leave to entry or variation of leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom

Refusal of entry clearance or leave to enter the UK
320. In addition to the grounds of refusal for entry clearance or leave to enter set out in Parts 2-8 of these rules, and subject to paragraph 321 below, the following grounds for the refusal of entry clearance or leave to enter apply:

Grounds on which entry clearance or leave to enter the United Kingdom is to be refused:
7A where false representations have been made or false documents or information have been submitted (whether or not material to the application and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge), or material facts have not been disclosed, in relation to the application.

7B subject to paragraph 720 (7C), where the applicant has previously breached the UK’s immigration laws by:
(a) overstaying
(b) breaching a condition attached to his/her leave
(c) being an illegal Entrant
(d) using Deception in an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain (whether successful or not).

Grounds on which entry clearance or leave to enter the United Kingdom should normally be refused.
(11)
where the applicant has previously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intention of these Rules. Guidance will be published giving examples of circumstances in which an applicant who has previously overstayed, breached a condition attached to his leave, be an illegal Entrant or used Deception in an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain (whether successful or not) is likely to be considered as having contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intention of these rules.

For full document on the UK Border Agency refusal policy please visit:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyandlaw/immigration law

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