Refund Policy for international students

Details of the Refund Policy available for international students who cannot begin or continue their students at NCI.

This policy is in line with Ireland’s immigration regulations.Any administration charges cover a range of costs that include but are not limited to, counselling, application processing, receipts, bank charges, international office support, recruitment costs and opportunity costs.

NCI will provide a refund for tuition fees paid, less an administration charge if a student: Administration charge
Receives an Entry Visa Refusal - having submitted a full and *complete visa application

or

Fails to meet NCI’s academic or English language requirements

€100

Decides not to take up their place,  no later than 4 weeks before the start date for international students
 
  • Jan 2020 intake – request refund any time before 8 December 2019
  • Sept 2020 intake – request refund any time before 2 August 2020

€1,000

Decides not to take up their place, less than four weeks before the start date for international students
 
  • Jan 2020 intake – request refund between 9 December 2019 and 5 January 2020
  • Sept 2020 intake – request refund between 3 August and 31 August 2020

€2,500

Decides not to take up their place or withdraws from the programme within the first six weeks from the start date for international students
 
  • Jan 2020 intake – requests refund between 6 January and 16 February 2020
  • Sept 2020 intake - requests refund between 31 August and 11 October 2020

€4,000

Where a student decides to withdraw from the programme for any reason after the first six weeks from the start date for international students, no refund will be provided.

* Where an applicant has submitted an incomplete visa application or an application, which NCI deems to have been purposely submitted, in order for it to be rejected, we reserve the right to charge the relevant administrative fee based upon the timing of the rejection and refund application.

Applicants should note that rejected visas could significantly hinder any future visa applications. A refused visa can stop applicants from applying for a visa to Ireland for a further five years and visa rejections must be declared on all future visa applications for any country in the world that applicants wish to travel to.

 

Refund Requests
Refunds are processed by NCI within 20 working days from receipt of a complete refund request and supporting documents. Refunds will only be issued back to the originating bank of initial payments.   In order to apply for a refund a Refund Request Form will have to be submitted to internationalsupport@ncirl.ie together with supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation: 

  • Visa refusal: Visa refusal letter from embassy, your payment confirmation receipt(s) from the originating bank account (sometimes called *Swift Receipt or *MT103 ) and NCI payment receipt(s).  
  • Fail to meet English language/academic requirements: English language certificate or academic documents your payment confirmation receipt(s) from the originating bank account (sometimes called *Swift Receipt or *MT103) and NCI payment receipt(s).
  •  All other reasons: Your payment confirmation receipt(s) from the originating bank account (sometimes called *Swift Receipt or *MT103) and NCI payment receipt(s) and NCI payment receipt(s).
    * Your confirmation receipt(s) must show the originating bank details.  If not we will require a copy of the bank statement for the account showing the payment to NCI
     

Deferrals

  1. Students will only be permitted to defer a place at NCI, if a payment of no less than €1,000 has been paid.
  2. If a student defers a place, they waive the right to receive a refund should they not join NCI in the next available intake for their course. 
  3. Student must submit a Deferral Form to admissions@ncirl.ie along with all NCI fee reecipt(s).
  4. Students who defer a place lose any existing scholarship offers and will be reassessed for available scholarships for their new desired intake.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Refunds will be reimbursed in Euro or in the same currency as the fees were originally demanded and via the same payment method as the original payment was made. In the case of bank transfer, refunds must be issued to a bank account in the country of origin of the original payment(s).
  2. Where the applicant is requesting a refund on the basis of a visa refusal, failure to meet entry requirements, a refund will only be processed once all supporting evidence has been provided to NCI.
  3. Where an offer was made, based on incorrect or incomplete information being supplied by a student, having registered at NCI, no refund will be provided.
  4. Where a student has paid for a multiple courses, semesters or pathways, but fails to progress, refunds will be provided on a pro-rata basis unless the breakdown of fees is otherwise stated.
  5. A student whose entitlement to attend a programme is terminated due to academic misconduct or antisocial behaviour, no refund will be provided.
  6. A student in breach of government regulation or rules governing his/her student status in Ireland, no refund will be provided.
  7. A student who is convicted of a criminal offence in the jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland no refund will be provided.
  8. The business owner for the refund policy is Head of International Development, Mr Richard Barry.