For our foreign language courses the minimum age is 18 unless otherwise specified. It is the responsibility of the student or the gurdian to inform UIC of their age if they are under 18.
For students under 16 years old, we can provide one-to-one tuition.
Lessons on once a week basis, are either on weekday (Monday to Thursday) from 18:30 to 20:30 or on Saturday mornings (10:00 – 12:00) for a period of 10 weeks.
Lessons on twice a week basis, are on weekdays only, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm for a period of 5 weeks.
UIC Languages reserves the right not to run an advertised course if there are fewer than 5 students enrolled for that course. Wherever possible an alternative course will be offered, if this is not possible a full refund will be made.
All course fees are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the school. Once a course is confirmed and payment is made, no refunds will be permitted.Up to 1 day before a course starts, a booking can be changed to: another date or another language. Any transfer will incur a £30 administration fee.
UIC is closed on the following public holidays in 2016 Friday 1st Januray. Friday 25th March, Monday 28th March, Monday 2nd May, Monday 30th May, Monday 29 August.
Last day of the year before Christmas holiday - Friday 23rd December 2016
School starts Monday 9th January 2017.
Lessons will be rearranged if they are scheduled to take place on a public holiday.
Attendance is the students' responsibility. We cannot make any reduction on course fees if the student cannot attend the full 10 or 5 weeks of the course.
If you have not previously studied with us and you have enrolled on a course higher than beginner, please be aware that some courses have specific level requirements. You must check your level in advance with us before the course starts.
We require full payment on enrolment date.
If a course is cancelled by UIC we will refund payment in full.
Private lessons fees are paid in full in advance before the scheduled starting date.
If you cancel or change your accommodation booking at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we will refund all payments received except for the £40 Accommodation Finding Fee which is non-refundable.
If you cancel your accommodation less than 15 days before arrival you will be charged the Accommodation Finding Fee (£35) plus the £200 non-refundable deposit.
Please note that for students requiring a visa, no accommodation will be booked until we receive notification that the visa application has been successful.
UIC accepts no responsibility if the requested accommodation is not available at that time but will endeavour to find a suitable alternative. If a student insists on a firm accommodation booking before a visa application is made and that application turns out to be unsuccessful then cancellation fees will apply.
If we have arranged your accommodation and you wish to delay your arrival, a second Accommodation Finding Fee (£40) may be charged. In this case we must receive sufficient notice (2 weeks) to cancel the accommodation. If this does not happen you may have to pay for this period before you arrive.
In some cases there are no cancellation arrangements possible. If the school is asked to arrange accommodation in a hostel or hotel with no cancellation policy the student or their agent will be notified in advance and before any booking is made.
Please note that UIC can accept no responsibility for the availability of requested accommodation.
If you cancel your accommodation less than 15 days before you arrive or during your course, you will lose your accommodation finding fee of £40 plus you will have to pay cancellation fees, which will vary according to the type of accommodation booked. Please note that some residences do not allow cancellation after arrival and you may have to pay the full fee with no refund. We will make this clear to you on booking.
Changes to accommodation fees
Accommodation charges may change from time to time. If the costs change after you have made a booking online we may need to invoice you for any additional cost.
Changes to accommodation charges in 2014
If you book a course and accommodation on line to be taken in 2014 and you book it before the end of 2013 the prices charged for accommodation in 2014 may increase and you may be asked to pay for any increase.
UIC will provide airport transfers to meet students at airports or rail stations if this is requested and provided we have information of flight or train arrivals. We will wait for the student at the airport for a maximum of 2 hours after the plane has landed and this is included in the fee.
Any additional waiting time (however caused unless the direct responsibility of UIC) will be charged to the student at £10 for each hour or part of an hour.
If UIC is not able to provide Accommodation or Airport Transfers as requested, we will refund any payment made in full.
The fees include materials in the form of hand-outs. (We can advise the student on what books to buy for the different courses but these are not included in the price)
All lessons and cancellations must be arranged through our offices during office hours.
The date and time are flexible, depending on the teacher and the student’s availability.
We operate a 24-hour cancellation policy which means that any change to the schedule must be made with at least 24-hour notice. Lessons postponed or cancelled with less than 24-hour notice will be charged at full rate. Lessons on Monday must be cancelled on Saturday before 6 pm.
We require payment in advance.
When due to unforeseen circumstances the tutor assigned for the course becomes unavailable, UIC reserves the right to change the tutor.
If the programme is discontinued after it has started, the unconsumed balance will be subject to 40% cancellation fee, unless the course has extended past 2 months, where no reimbursement will be available.
All course fees are non-refundable, unless the course is cancelled by the school. Once a course is confirmed and payment made no refunds will be made.
Up to 1 day before a course starts a booking can be changed to another date or another language. Any transfer will incur a £30 administration fee.
No refund is available if a course is cancelled by the student. Once the course has started no refunds will be made and no transfer will be possible.
Minimum age for students on all Foreign Language courses is 18 unless otherwise specified.
We regularly take photographs of the school and sometimes of students in the school to use in our publicity material - for example in brochures or on the website. By enrolling on any of our courses you agree that you have given permission for any images of you to be used in this way to promote the school. If you do not want pictures of you to be used then you must let us know, it is your responsibility to do this. We will not sell any pictures of you or allow any other organisation to use the pictures, and we will not use pictures for any purpose other than promoting the school.
When circumstances are beyond our control – for example (but not exclusively) in case of terrorism, war, riot, strikes, Act of God or an outbreak of an infectious and communicable disease and it becomes necessary to close the school for a limited period we cannot accept responsibility for any loss incurred by students through the loss of classes.
By making a booking on this site you agree to the terms and conditions. If you have any questions please just ask. Please indicate that you have read and understood the terms and conditions. If you need some help in understanding the English please ask any member of staff.