About Student Policies
An application form must be filled out. All necessary documentation should be attached to the completed application form. Application is assessed by admission personnel. An offer letter is issued to the student as a guarantee for eligibility of admission. Fees may be lodged into Student Campus’s bank account through international banks worldwide. Please note that the student reference number (on the offer letter) is listed in the bank transfer description field when making the money transfer. Upon receipt of full course fees, a receipt with an acceptance letter is forwarded to the student. International students requiring Irish visas may then proceed to apply for a student visa at the Irish Embassy/Consulate in the country of origin or closest neighbouring country where there is no Irish Embassy/Consulate. Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website at www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie for more detailed information concerning students from visa-required countries.
An application form must be filled out. All necessary documentation should be attached to the completed application form. Application is assessed by admission personnel. An offer letter is issued to the student as a guarantee for eligibility of admission. Fees may be lodged into Student Campus’s bank account through international banks worldwide. Please note that the student reference number (on the offer letter) is listed in the bank transfer description field when making the money transfer. Upon receipt of full course fees, a receipt with an acceptance letter is forwarded to the student. International students requiring Irish visas may then proceed to apply for a student visa at the Irish Embassy/Consulate in the country of origin or closest neighbouring country where there is no Irish Embassy/Consulate. Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website at
a) Irish Study Visa extension refusal (for students who are not successful in obtaining their visa).
Any application for a refund must be made in writing and must be accompanied by both a copy of the rejection letter from the GNIB and a copy of their stamped passport.
Please note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be evaluated by the school in order to assess grounds for any refund who have complete discretion in arriving at a decision as to whether or not a refund is appropriate.
All original letters issued by the school along with the student’s GNIB card must be returned to Student Campus administration before any refund can be considered..
b) If an aspect of the application for a refund or cancellation includes illness or disability suffered after the student’s enrolment has been confirmed. In any such instance, a doctor’s certificate would be required to confirm..
c) Upon arrival in Dublin, should any student be refused access into Ireland for any reason, any application for a refund must be made in writing and be accompanied by both a copy of the rejection letter from the GNIB and a copy of their stamped passport. Please note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be evaluated by the school in order to assess grounds for any refund and it will have complete discretion in arriving at a decision as to whether or not a refund is appropriate
i) A refund will only be granted in respect of fees which have been paid for the most recent year in which (a), (b) or (c) occurs. There is no automatic right to a refund of fees if at any time a student changes his/her mind about studying at Student Campus.
ii) After course commencement, any student wishing to submit a refund request for any reasons as specifically detailed above (a, b or c) will be required to have achieved a minimum attendance of 85% in accordance with GNIB student visa requirements at the time of the request.
iii) If a student withdraws after course commencement no refund will be given.
iv) Students that are found to have provided incorrect information, resulting in their visa being refused, shall be exempt from any form of a refund.
v) Please note an Administration fee of €300, plus €150 for health insurance fee (if already applied) and plus €150 for learner protection (if already applied), will be deducted from all refunds given.
vi) If you miss your flight or it is delayed you must notify the school or your agent in advance, otherwise, the transfer may not be refunded.
vii) Also, if you give up or stop staying at the accommodation during the period booked, a refund will not be given.
viii) If the refund is applicable, it must be requested online through www.studentcampus.ie (refund form). The period for refund is from 6 to 10 weeks.
Visa students who attend a course at Student Campus are obliged by law to have an attendance rate of greater than 85%.
This can only be achieved by missing no more than 18 days throughout the course of 25 weeks. The school strongly encourages students to complete their full 25 weeks of study in one block.
Students are not allowed to attend the class without a book.
Students who miss any 2 days, or any 4 classes in any given week will be removed from the attendance list and sent a warning letter.
Attendance will continue to decrease as long as a student is off the list and does not return.
When any student receives a warning letter, he/she must fill in the Request Form on the college website and apply for “Return to Class”. The student concerned will then be returned to the list and contacted to inform him/her of this, and must return to class on the appointed day.
Any student who does not fill in the Request Form within a week of being removed from the list will receive a second warning letter. Likewise, a second offence will result in a second warning letter. After three warning letters have been received, the next offence will result in expulsion and the GNIB being contacted. Please note that Student Campus is not obliged to send three warning letters prior to expulsion. Students who are proved not to be genuine students, or who engage in abusive behaviour, may be expelled without notice. The student has 5 working days to reply and resolve the issue. If there are mitigating circumstances, students may appeal their removal from the school register through the Student Campus website and by requesting “Appeal against Expulsion”. The student will be called for a meeting attended by a Student Campus Senior Administration staff member. The student will have an opportunity to make their case, for example, an illness with the requisite doctor’s note or compassionate leave. Any judgment will be made in coherence with Student Campus’s stated principles regarding attendance and in strict accordance with the regulations from the GNIB regarding visa students. If in doubt, the school will contact the GNIB and seek clarification. .
Further to this, Student Campus is obliged to inform GNIB of any student whose attendance drops below 85% and prolonged low attendance will also result in warning letters being sent out. If the student does not improve, more warnings will be sent. .
In case of sickness, students must contact the school on the first day and each subsequent day, and present a doctor’s certificate on returning to school. Without this proof, it will be classed as an unauthorised absence, and warnings will be sent. Medical certificates cannot and do not replace attendance, but are used to justify low attendance to the school and to GNIB.
It is mandatory for every student visa that the student takes an external exam at the end of each course.
The school will register students for TIE exam (Test of Interactive English) and the student agrees to prepare for and take the exam on the date specified by the Director of Studies.
Examination rules will be emailed to the student on the month of the exam.
Students have to pay a fee of €140 for their exams, which should be paid within 3 months of course commencement.
In certain circumstances it may be necessary for students to take TIE exam in the TIE examination centre.
In this event, directions will be provided with plenty of notice. In all other cases the TIE exam will be held on the school premises.
Failure to attend the exam for which a student has been registered will require the full payment of the exam fee again to facilitate rebooking
Students are allowed to take a holiday after studying for at least 12 weeks if they maintain at least 85% attendance. Students can take up to 1/3 of the time that they have already studied as long as they finish their course in 7 months.
For example, after 12 weeks, students can have but do not have to take, 4 weeks of holiday. After 25 weeks, they can have another 4 weeks of holiday. Scheduled holidays must be booked at the beginning of the enrolment and at least 7 days in advance for emergency purposes which, in both cases, will depend on their attendance.
Christmas holidays, when the school closes for 3 weeks, Easter holidays when the school is closed for 1 week, and Bank Holidays, are included in the students’ holiday time, depending on the start and end date of their course.
Holidays may be granted outside these conditions in case of extenuating circumstances. In that case, students should provide documents proving the extenuating circumstance.
Student holiday periods from 1st January 2015. – understanding the new rules. Changes coming in from January under a new government policy will standardise the holiday periods in which international students can work for all types of course – from English Language to PhD. Students on English programmes in particular have been used to very flexible holiday periods in the past and will need to consider what the changes will mean for them.
From 01 September 2016, non-EU/EEA International Students will be able to work full-time (up to 40 hours per week) during two periods of the year only – reflecting the traditional summer and winter college holidays: