Terms and conditions

1. Online application

When completing the online application, please ensure that you read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions before you complete your form. All applicants must be 18 or over and must be current university students.

2. Fees

2.1 The completed application form and the required tuition fee should be submitted to the International Office by 31 May 2024.

2.2 Your place on the course cannot be guaranteed until full payment is received.

2.3 Course fees include VAT.

3. Credit transfer

We offer two types of summer school programmes: credit bearing and non-credit bearing (practice-based). Our credit bearing programmes are accredited at 15 university credits. This is normally equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 US credits. However, it is up to your home institution to decide how much credit is awarded. We can provide the programme specification and any other additional information required by your home institution. Students who are unable to demonstrate the required competence in the English language are welcome to attend the programme on a noncredit bearing basis. Upon successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

4. Withdrawals and non-attendance

4.1 If you wish to withdraw from your course, your request should be made in writing.

4.2 If your written request is received more than 8 weeks before the start of the course, you will be entitled to a full refund, minus an administration charge of £50.

4.3 If your written request is received within 8 weeks of the start of the course, we reserve the right not to refund your payment. However, if your visa is refused, we will refund your tuition fee minus a £50 administration charge.

4.4 Non-attendance due to illness, or for personal, professional or visa reasons, does not confer the right to refunds or transfer.

5. Insurance

5.1 Students are required to have adequate health, accident, disability and hospitalisation insurance to cover themselves during their time at Birmingham City University.

5.2 Students recognise and accept that no part of the fee goes towards payment of such insurance and that the University has no obligation to provide such insurance. Travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal travel and living expenses are not included.

6. Student conduct

6.1 Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to recognise that other students also require support and assistance.

6.2 If a student is persistently disruptive, we reserve the right to offer a verbal or written warning and, if this does not resolve the situation, we may, at our discretion, ask the student to leave the course. Read further details of our complaints procedure

6.3 Students understand that should they have legal problems while in the UK, they will attend to the matter personally and with their own funds. They accept that Birmingham City University cannot provide any personal or financial assistance.

7. Force majeure

We shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the performance, in whole or part, of any of our obligations arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including - but not limited to - strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, pandemics, epidemics or other outbreaks of disease or infection, failure in the public supply of electricity, heating, lighting, air conditioning or telecommunications equipment.

8. Further information

The International Summer School programmes are offered at Birmingham City University by the International Office. Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy. While every endeavour will be made to provide the courses and services described, Birmingham City University reserves the right to make changes as appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to circumstances, including industrial action, beyond its control.

9. Disclaimers

Birmingham City University reserves the right to withdraw any advertised programme, for which the recruited number of students is so low that it is not possible to deliver an appropriate quality of education. The contents of this publication are correct at the time of printing.

If you are not able to access the information online, please contact the summer school team at summerschool@bcu.ac.uk.