Adults Language Courses - Registration, Refunds, Discounts, & General Policies

Adults Language Courses - Registration, Refunds, Discounts, & General Policies

1- Registration

  • Students must pre-register online and then confirm their registration by paying their course fee. The tuition fee should be paid in full before the start of the course. The Language Center only accepts payments by debit or credit card. Students are not guaranteed a place in the course until they have paid their course fees.
  • Late registrations might be accepted up to the second class meeting based on space availability. Late registrants must pay their tuition in full before the start of their first class. 
     

2- Courses  

  • In the case of an online course: The participants are expected to provide the technological means to be able to join the online class. 
  • The Language Center reserves the right to substitute class instructors in the unlikely event that the instructors listed cannot conduct the program. Substitution of instructors is not a cause for a refund.

 

3- Cancellations

The Language Center reserves the right to cancel courses due to lack of sufficient enrollment.  In that case, students will receive a full refund of their tuition fee. Students may also choose to apply their tuition to another language course. 
Purchased textbooks cannot be returned nor refunded. Only in case TII’s Language Center cancels the course and if the textbook is still in the original packaging. If the textbook has been opened, the student will only be refunded the course tuition fee.

 

4- Discount Policy

Long term courses (30 hours or longer)

The Language Center offers a tuition fee discount for long courses (30 hours or longer) for the following students:

  • Qatar Foundation staff: 10% of tuition fee
  • Full time university and college students: 10% of tuition fee
  • Senior citizens (50 years and above) 10% of tuition fee
  • TII’s part-time instructors: 10% of tuition fee applicable only during the semester they teach (in case the instructor resigns within the semester the 10% will be deducted for his/her salary)
  • Persons with disabilities: 20% of tuition fee
  • Language Center continuing students 20% of the tuition fee (This discount is valid for two semesters following the course the student has taken any language program.)
  • A student who is enrolled in two language programs is entitled for a 10% discount on the second language program.

 

* Only one discount is applicable and not in combination with other discounts. In case you belong in more than one discount category, the highest discount applies.

A tuition fee discount is not applicable for courses shorter than 30 hours.

 

5- Withdrawals and Refund Policy

Refund

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must do so before the second class meeting (NOT the second meeting attended). A withdrawal request must be sent by email to the Registration Coordinator before the second class meeting at tii.languagecenter@hbku.edu.qa. Refund requests after the second class meeting will not be accepted. No exceptions. 
Language Center participants who are entitled to a refund by Language Center can claim/request their refund within 60 days after they have been notified by the registered email address at the Language Center to complete the refund process.
Purchased textbooks cannot be returned and refunded in case a student wishes to withdraw from the course. 

Refunds of tuition for withdrawal from courses are given according to the following schedule:

  • Before the course starts: 90% of the tuition fee
  • After the first class meeting: 75% of the tuition fee
  • After the second class meeting: No refund

 

To obtain a refund,  the student must meet the following requirements:

  • A refund request with a valid justification must be sent to the Registration Coordinator: tii.languagecenter@hbku.edu.qa. No verbal refund requests will be accepted, nor written refund requests to language instructors or language coordinators will be accepted. 
  • A copy of Qatari ID and the original Qatar Foundation receipt and POS-transaction slip (customer copy) should be provided within 3 business days. 
  • The TII Language Center works with QF Finance to secure a refund for the student. The process can take up to 2-3 months. 
  • Refunds are made to the student’s credit or debit card. 

 

Defer a course to the next academic term
If a student wishes to defer a course to the next academic term, he or she must request a deferral by sending an email to the Registration Coordinator before the third class meeting (NOT the third meeting attended). No verbal deferral requests will be accepted, nor written deferral requests to language instructors or language coordinators will be accepted. Deferral request after the third class meeting will not be accepted. No exceptions.

  • A deferral of study is granted to a specific equivalent course in the following academic term.
  • The student is required to confirm his/her intention to resume studies by registering for the course previously deferred. 
  • The student may be required to cover the difference in tuition in case there has been an increase during the deferral period. 
  • In case the course materials are updated, the student will have to assume the cost of the new materials. 
  • In case a student registers for a different or shorter course format, TII will not refund or defer the difference in the tuition fee. 
  • TII will not refund or exchange any previously adopted materials purchased by the student. The term “materials” includes textbooks.
  • If the student does not register for a course in the subsequent semester, she or he will forfeit the tuition.

Deferrals are not applicable to those who have enrolled in our third semester of the academic year (early Summer semester)

 

Special conditions for short courses of less than 12 hours and workshops

If a student wishes to withdraw from a course that is less than 12 hours or a workshop, he or she must request a refund of the Registration Coordinator before the start of the course. After the start of the course, no refund request will be accepted. No exceptions.

Refunds of tuition for withdrawal from courses less than 12 hours and workshops are given according to the following schedule:

 

Before the course starts: 90% of the tuition fee
After the first class meeting: no refund

 

Deferrals are not applicable for courses of less than 12 hours and workshops.

 

6- Safety and Conduct

  • All participants are responsible for following health and safety guidelines in case of an emergency. 
  • All participants are responsible for following health and safety guidelines as provided by the Ministry of Public Health. For the safety of our community, all participants are requested to show green healthy status on Ehteraz application to be allowed on the premises and into class until the Government of Qatar directs otherwise.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the building.
  • All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which demonstrates respect for TII and its staff, fellow students and property.
  • The Language Center reserves the right to remove any participant from a course whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate by the Language Center or its instructors. In these circumstances, the Language Center will neither refund any fees nor reimburse any other costs.
  • In case the student has a health condition or food allergy, he/she should declare it in the registration form.
  • In case of an emergency TII has the full authority to call for action.
  • The Language Center is excused from performance under this Agreement and shall not be liable for any delay in performance or non-performance, in whole or in part, caused by the occurrence of any event or contingency beyond the control of the parties including, but not limited to, work stoppages, fires, natural disasters, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, and similar occurrences. In the event that the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event delays or prevents the performance of this Agreement, the Language Center shall not be liable for any obligations hereunder for such delayed or prevented performance.
  • In the event where the inability to perform is temporary or delayed the Language Center reserves the right to update course dates and/or times. And in the event where the inability to perform is permanent the Language Center will refund the fee for the classes that were not taught.
  • The Language Center reserves the sole right to make changes and amendments on the course policy, procedures or on these terms and conditions. The Language Center shall inform participants in case of any changes or amendments.   
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