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Dublin Institute of Design Terms & Conditions

DUBLIN INSTITUTE of DESIGN

Terms & Conditions

1. Enrolment and Fees:

1.1 All course fees must be paid in full before the course commences by the date communicated, unless an instalment plan has been agreed in writing/email. Where fees are paid in more than one instalment an instalment charge will apply.

1.2 Commencement of a course is deemed to constitute acceptance of liability for full course fees.

1.3 Dublin Institute of Design (DID) operates a strict policy of non-refund of deposits or fees, the single exception being circumstances in which students have paid a deposit or fees for a course which fails to commence.

1.4 All course details, including content, schedules and fees are subject to change. DID endeavours to keep these changes to a minimum.

1.5 For courses longer than one year’s duration, fees may change for years subsequent to the first year.

1.6 Course Fees may be deferred or transferred to another course in exceptional circumstances. However, any transfer of fees is at the sole discretion of DID and will not be deemed to constitute a precedent. DID policies and procedures refer.

1.7 Courses may be cancelled in circumstances in which they fail to attract a viable enrolment.

1.8 Additional charges for certification and Learner Protection (PEL) apply to specific courses. This fee is reviewed for each academic year, and students will made aware of these charges prior to course commencement.

2. Cancellations

2.1 In the event of course cancellation by DID, any refund made will be payable only to the party making the original payment.

2.2 Students registered on HNC/HND/Degree Programmes: Students wishing to cancel their course must provide written notification of this cancellation. Cancellations received 15 days or more before the course start date will be entitled to a refund of all fees paid, less the course deposit. Cancellations received 14 days or less before the course start date will be liable for 100% of the course fees. Non EEA students should also refer to 4.1.
Students Registered on Associate Certificate/Short Courses: Students wishing to cancel their course must provide written notification of this cancellation. Cancellations received 8 days or more prior to the course start date will be entitled to a refund of all fees paid less the course deposit. Cancellations received 7 days or less before the course start date will be liable for 100% of the course fees.

3. Deferral

3.1 'Deferral' status applies where a student has not commenced a programme of study for which they are registered. Deferral of a course of study is only allowed in certain circumstances and is entirely at the discretion of the DID Registrar.

3.2 A €100 re-registration charge applies to all deferrals.

3.3 The onus is on the student to contact Student Services to confirm their return to study. Information on course start dates can be found on our Timetable & Fees page.

3.4 'Suspension' status applies where a student has commenced a programme and wishes to suspend study to return in a subsequent academic year. Suspension of a course of study is only allowed in certain circumstances and is entirely at the discretion of the DID Registrar.

3.5 Suspensions will be granted subject to payment of all outstanding fees.

3.6 Students must pay the relevant deposit to confirm their place in the subsequent academic year. A return date of study will be confirmed upon the suspension being granted.

4. Non-EEA Students

4.1 In the event that a Non-EEA student is refused a study visa, full course fees will be refunded less a €200 administration charge. Students must provide proof of visa refusal. In all other circumstances, the standard cancellation policy (Section 2) will apply.

5. Student work

5.1 Student work output, comprising of original projects and assessments and all submitted work is the property of DID. Students are required to safeguard all original coursework returned to them by DID. DID reserves the right to copy, use, exhibit, reproduce or publish any such work for any purposes deemed fit by DID, while not compromising the intellectual property rights of the student. DID reserves the right to use photographic images of students for promotional purposes..

6. General

6.1 Students must familiarise themselves with the contents of the student handbook, which details the learner charter with which students are obliged to comply.
Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which demonstrates respect for DID, its staff, fellow students and property. Breaches of the learner charter may lead to disciplinary action by DID.

6.2 DID reserves the right to change course content and structure, lecturers, dates and locations.

6.3 Prior to course commencement, applicants are required to inform the Institute about any requirements or medical conditions that may require special supports. Applicants so indicating may be asked to provide supplementary information.

6.4 Fees and charges are subject to change. Increases in external cost will be passed to the student.

6.5 DID is not liable for loss of, or damage to, any student’s property.

6.6 DID or its staff are not responsible for injury to any student caused by the student’s own negligence or disregard of DID regulations.

6.7 These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time without notice.

6.8 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Ireland including Data Protection.