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Application Deadlines


The first step to enrolling is to complete an Application form as far in advance as possible. This will insure that there will be space available for you in your selected course. Students requesting accommodations should make every effort to send their information early so we may find the best match.

Normally, we must receive your application and a full payment of fees no later than 30 days before the program starts. Acceptance of late applications is subject to space availability. Please also note that if an "Entrance Visa" is required by the Swiss Authorities, the course must be paid in full before you apply for the visa. Please also note that a visa process normally takes about 2 months

Minimum age for enrolment: 15 years of age.

How to apply?


You need to complete and return the Application. A non-refundable application fee of $150 and a tuition deposit of $250 are required with your application. The Tuition Deposit is part of the cost of your course and is deducted from the total program fees. Please note that your application will be considered only when your payment of the above fees and the tuition deposit has been received.

You may apply online via our secure online application form or you can print out a printable application form, complete it and send by mail or fax to the Enrollment Center. You will find links to both forms below:
  1. Online Secure Application Form. You may apply online if you pay the application and registration fees and the tuition deposit by credit card. We accept VISA and MasterCard. In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center.

    Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form

  2. Printable Application Form: Click here to access a printable Application Form, print it out from your browser, complete the form and send it by fax or mail to the IPSA Enrollment Center.
Upon receiving your application and required payments, we will send you an e-mail (or fax) confirmation and invoice within three to four business days. The confirmation will contain the details of your course and all pertinent costs. The Invoice will be issued in U.S. Dollars according to the current exchange rates.The payment of the balance of fees is due upon receipt of invoice. Your place will be confirmed only when the full payment has been received. The full payment must be paid before we can issue documentation in support of a visa application if required.

Payment of Fees


We accept VISA and MasterCard. In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center. You will find payment details and instructions on the online secure or printable application forms.

You may also pay fees by a certified check, money order or by wire transfer (bank draft). You will find payment details and instructions on the printable application form.

Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form



Financial Aid


In many cases, it is possible for students to transfer much or all of their financial aid to IPSA study abroad programs presented on this site. However, students should discuss specific plans with study abroad advisers and financial aid counselors well in advance of the program. It is the student's responsibility to understand the home institution's requiremnents and deadlines regarding all financial aid funds.

Academic Credits


Students who wish to receive credit for our programs should contact the study abroad office or language department at your college or university prior to starting the program. Present your plan to them asking for detailed requirements on how to arrange credit in advance. With the detailed information from your home-campus, we can typically provide syllabae and other documentation to complete arrangements.

Other Terms and Conditions

General


IPSA and Member Schools are not liable in any cases of force majeure (according to the law) or for actions of the students and their consequences.

Accident Insurance

    The School provides accident insurance for all students. Day students are covered on the journey to and from the school, on the school premises, as well as during activities organized by the school. Boarding students have 24-hour coverage everywhere, including holidays abroad.

Health Insurance

    The Swiss law (1st January 1996) concerning sickness and accident insurance, demands that all students, residing in Switzerland, be insured against sickness and accidents by a recognized Insurance Company.

    We would therefore be grateful if, upon your arrival at the School, you could provide us with a statement from your Insurance Company, certifying that you are also covered in Switzerland. (Hospital - Doctor - Pharmacy)

    If this is not the case, we have to insure you at the School for the period of your stay.

Postponement of Courses, Changes, Last Minute Bookings and Payments

  1. The office must receive written notification at least 30 days before your course begins in order to transfer your reservation to a later course date.
  2. For last minute bookings, last minute changes and late payments (arrival within 30 days) a non-refundable US$60 supplement will be charged.
  3. All fees are subject to change without notice and may vary according to the currency exchange rates.

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation before the course starting date:

    Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less non-refundable items (application fees, last minute booking supplement), bank fees (if any)

    Cancellations received:
      More than 30 days before the course begins: $250 Cancellation Fee;
      more than 21 days before the course starting date: cancellation fee in the amount of 50% of the tuition fees;
      more than 14, but less than 21 days before the course starting date: cancellation fee in the amount of 75% of the tuition fees;
      There is no refund if the cancellation received 14 or less days before the course starting date

    For courses of up to 9 weeks: In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started.
    For courses of 10 weeks and more: Premature departure and cancellation of enrollment. (cancellation or early departure must be announced in writing)

    Cancellation before the course starting date: application fee, tuition and, where applicable boarding fees, are due for the first term of 10 weeks.

    Premature departure (policy applicable also in the event of expulsion): tuition and, where applicable boarding fees, remain due for the term that follows the term in which notice has been given.

    In case it's agreed to make any exceptions from the above cancellation and refund policy, we reserve a right to charge the following cancellation fees regardless of the duration of the program: tuition fees - cancellation fee in the amount of 20%; boarding house fees - cancellation fee in the amount of 10%.

Official holidays
The School does not reimburse classes that coincide with official holidays, such as Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost Monday, August 1st and the "Lundi du Ježne".

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