Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The University reserves the right to cancel or alter the content of courses, day trips or social events due to unforeseen circumstances. 

In the unlikely event that a course is cancelled by the university, you will be offered a place on another course or a full refund (including deposit). 

The deposit fee of £100 is non refundable, unless the course is cancelled by GCU.

 Withdrawal Policy

In order to withdraw from the programme, you should let us know by email. 

If you have paid the programme fees or deposit and need to withdraw, fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below:

• Before 4th June – full fees refunded minus the £100 deposit 
• 4th – 30th June  - 75% of fees will be refunded, minus the £100 deposit 
• 1st July - 10th July – 50% of the fee minus the £100 deposit 
• After 11th July – No refund  

Visa Application Rejected

Where a VISA application is rejected once you have paid full fees, we will refund on the the following basis:

  • Student notifies the Summer School Team in writing to summerschool@gcu.ac.uk before the 1st July, after this date we cannot provide refunds
  • A copy of the VISA rejection notification is attached to the email 
  • The £100 deposit cannot be refunded 

Where a VISA is cancelled by the UK government due to breach of visa conditions while in the UK or if you have the incorrect VISA while entering the UK  then no refund will be given. Please see our VISA page for guidance on applying for your VISA.

Exceptional Circumstances

Should an exceptional circumstance arise beyond your control the fees (minus the £100 deposit) may be refunded. Exceptional circumstances such as bereavement of an immediate member of your family or if you have a serious illness. We may require a supporting statement such as a doctors certificate in order to provide a refund. All exceptional circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis. 

All refunds are made in UK Sterling and we cannot refund any differences due to exchange rate fluctuations or any bank charges incurred.  Refunds for online payments will be made onto the credit/debit card used to make the payment.

The University is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the Internatonal Summer School is scheduled to take place in-person on the University campus.

Whilst we hope it does not come to this, we do reserve the right to cancel the International Summer School if we believe there is a risk to people's health. If we cancel the International Summer School, we will refund all of your fees.

The University's liability will not extend beyond this refund. We will not be liable for any associated costs of attending the ISS that you are unable to recover, such as travel costs. Please ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you in this case.