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Terms & Conditions

General Terms & Conditions

This site is owned and operated by Language Studies International Ltd. Registered office: 19-21 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AH. Registered number: 846983 (England and Wales). Company Tax Number: 232 1288 92.

To view our full 2013 terms and conditions, please click here.

Enrolment & Confirmation Procedure

LSI Enrolment forms can be obtained from LSI schools, or please download an LSI enrolment form. Enrolment forms should be sent directly to the school where you wish to study. On receipt of your enrolment form, you will be sent a written confirmation of your course booking with an invoice for the total amount of the course and, if applicable, accommodation and/or any additional fees. You will be sent a visa support letter if required. You are guaranteed a place once we have confirmed your booking in writing.

Validity

All information and fees are valid until 31 December 2014. LSI reserves the right to change details of the fees and services, including course or facilities and dates where circumstances are beyond LSI’s control.

Course Registration Fees

A Registration Fee applies to all enrolments to LSI schools except extensions of courses. LSI Course Registration fees are GBP70 for LSI UK, USD150 for LSI USA (For LSI New York only, if tuition is less than USD1000, the course enrolment fee is 10% of the tuition fee), CAD130 for LSI Canada, AUD225 for LSI Australia, NZD140 for LSI New Zealand, EUR85 for LSI France, EUR15 for LSI Malta and CHF110 for LSI Switzerland. Course Registration Fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation

Conditions in the event of cancellation vary from school to school:

LSI UK

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in the UK.

LSI USA

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in the USA.

LSI Canada

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in Canada.

LSI Brisbane

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in Australia.

LSI New Zealand

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in New Zealand.

LSI Zurich

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in Switzerland.

LSI Paris

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in France.

LSI Sliema

Please download this form for full details of the cancellation policy and enrolment conditions for LSI schools in Malta.

Minimum Age

The minimum age of acceptances at LSI is 16  (6 at LSI Malta). For junior programmes, the minimum age is 4 for Malta, 8 for San Diego, 12 for New York, 13 for Boston, Canada (Toronto and Vancouver) and the UK (London Hampstead, London King's College, Oxford and Cambridge) and 14 for Berkeley. If you wish to stay in college accommodation where available, you must be 18 years or over (unless it is a residential junior programme). LSI schools cannot accept any enrolments without the student's signature and that of their parent/guardian if the student is under 18 at the time of making the booking.

Liability and Insurance

All students are strongly advised** to take out personal, medical and property insurance before travelling abroad. LSI, its representatives, and staff will not be liable for any loss, damages, illness, or injuries to people or property, however these may occur, unless such liability is legally imposed. It is the student’s responsibility to take out insurance against all such risks.

Students at LSI Brisbane with a Student Visa (required for courses longer than 12 weeks) are required by the Australian Government to be covered by Overseas Student Health Cover.

Non-EU students at LSI Paris must have medical insurance. EU students should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

**All students studying at LSI USA are required to have accident & health insurance, and at LSI NZ, must have appropriate medical and travel insurance.  LSI can provide such insurance at reasonable rates depending on the length of the booking.  If not applying through LSI, please be prepared to present us with a copy of your insurance policy.

Holidays

Holidays may be taken by students enrolled in a 24-week or longer course.  Application for a holiday in the middle of your course must be made to the school before commencement of the holiday and must be Monday to Sunday. Please check with the individual LSI School for when the holiday application must be received.  At LSI New Zealand, where a student visa has been issued for the course dates and for ISY courses, and at LSI USA for any course, no holidays are allowed until after the course has finished; at LSI Brisbane, holidays are only allowed for compassionate and compelling reasons.  There is no instruction on public holidays (public holiday dates are published in the LSI brochure) with the exception of the LSI London Executive Centre.

Accommodation Placement/Supplement Fees

LSI charges homestay placement fees in certain locations only: these are US90 in the US, CAD175 in Canada, AUD235 in Australia, NZD200 in New Zealand, EUR75 in France and CHF110 in Switzerland. These fees are non-refundable once the accommodation details have been sent to you.

LSI charges homestay supplement fees in certain locations only. At LSI UK, USA, & NZ: a Christmas Supplement of GBP35/USD55/NZ$70/week during the Christmas Holiday. At LSI UK, USA, & Canada: a Summer Supplement of GBP30/USD35/CAD20/week from Jun 22-Aug 31, 2014.. At LSI Brisbane: a U18 Full Board Supplement of AUD80/week and a Special Diets Supplement of AUD35/week. At LSI New Zealand: Single room HB Homestay fee of NZ$240 /week for students under 18 years of age. At LSI Canada: a Use of Internet Supplement of CAD10/week.

Accommodation Duration & Dates

Accommodation is provided on a 7-night basis: from arrival on Sunday, 1 day prior to course commencement, until departure on the Saturday or Sunday following the end of the course. In the case of 9-day courses, your accommodation will be provided on a 10-night basis: from arrival on Friday until departure on Monday of the following week. Students who arrive early or leave late will be charged for the extra nights, and each school will determine the extra nights’ price at the time of the booking.

Delay in Payments

Any delay in any part of the payments due may result in the student losing their guaranteed place in the school and/or immediate expulsion from the course and accommodation. LSI will not be held responsible in these cases, and all fees will remain payable in full.

Passports & Visas

Many countries have passport and visa regulations; please contact your nearest embassy for such regulations or LSI for assistance.  If a student cannot get visa clearance at the port of entry for not having obtained the correct visa to study at LSI or the student is deported after breaking the immigration law, LSI fees will remain payable in full.  LSI is not liable for any decisions made by the immigration departments of the countries concerned.   

Expulsion from Courses

LSI reserves the right to expel any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory at the discretion of the Centre Director.  The Centre Director’s decision is final. In such case, no refund will be given, and any outstanding fees will be payable immediately.

Resolution & Disputes

Any complaint should first be made to the Director of the appropriate LSI centre. If not resolved, the complaint should be sent to the LSI Head Office in London.

Promotional Activity

Students and their parents/guardians agree that the student’s photo, quotes and details of achievements may be used for LSI’s promotional purposes without written consent or notification. Objections to this should be made in writing to LSI before the start of the course.

Further Information

For further information, please donwload our full 2014 Terms & Conditions by clicking here.

LSI Online

LSI standard Terms and Conditions apply to online courses with the following exceptions:

  1. Course Registration Fee is £50. Registration includes a free 30 minute diagnostic lesson with an LSI instructor to fully evaluate your specific requirements and plan the course.
  2. It is your responsibility to check that you have the minimum level of English required for the Online Tuition for Professionals programme before making a booking. Although the course is flexible, we recommend that students have a minimum LSI Lower Intermediate level (A2 on the Common European framework). If you are at all uncertain about your level, please complete our on-line test before making a booking
  3. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary equipment and Internet connection before making a booking. A full list of the technical requirements can be found here.