Admissions & enrollment policy 2015-2016

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The following Admission and Enrollment Policy applies to all courses that are offered by ITC. This Admission and Enrollment Policy is an integral part (chapter 5, article 18-27) of the Admission and Enrollment Policy of the University Twente - study year 2015-2016 (in Dutch).

Admissions and Enrollment Policy

Effective 1 September 2015 – end of course date.

Article 18. General provisions

18.1 The Admissions and Enrollment Policy applies to all agreements with ITC regarding the admission and enrollment process for all Courses.

18.2 Any departure from this policy must be stated in writing.

18.3 Within these terms the following definitions apply:

Article 19. Admission

19.1 To be admitted applicants must submit an Electronic Application for Admission with required supporting documentation. Supporting documents consist of following:

19.2 In case of Academic Acceptance, accepted candidates receive a Provisional Letter of Acceptance and a pro forma invoice. A Provisional Letter of Acceptance remains valid for one year for the course the candidate applied for. Therefore, candidates are advised to re-apply for the next course when a new Letter of Acceptance and pro forma invoice are needed.

19.3 Non-admitted candidates receive a digital message specifying the reasons for such.

19.4 Academically acceptable candidates, unable to provide official undergraduate credentials (diploma and transcripts) due to the fact that they are still completing the final undergraduate semester at the time of application, will receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance and a pro forma invoice.

19.5 Upon confirmation of full payment/financial sponsorship, accepted candidates will receive a Letter of Admission, general arrival information and housing forms. Student status changes at this point to Admitted Candidate.

19.6 If applicable, ITC arranges the authorisation for temporary stay (Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf -MVV), the residence permit (verblijfsvergunning-VVR) and a health, travel and legal liability insurance for enrolled candidates. The MVV/VVR, living allowance and health insurance are included in the additional student costs. If there is any doubt about the adequacy of the enrolled candidate’s insurance, ITC reserves the right to insure, and charge the costs involved to the admitted candidate.

19.7 All admission information and application materials are made available to applicants at the ITC website. Admission staff is the first point of contact for any questions related to admissions and enrollment.

19.8 It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure completeness and timely submission of the application materials. Recommended deadlines to ensure full admission are between seven weeks and two and a half months prior to the start of the academic year.

19.9 Enrollment/registration is for the entire duration of the Course and applies only to the Course stated on the application.

19.10 Enrollment/registration ends upon completion of the Course. Students are able to apply for an extension only in extenuating circumstances or for serving on advisory boards such as the Universiteit Raad (University Council), the Faculteitsraad (Faculty Council) or Opleidingscommissie (Program Board).

Article 20. Residential Living

20.1 ITC courses are offered in combination with residential life. Accommodation is reserved in the ITC International Hotel (IIH) for all enrolled candidates with a stay commitment of a one year period (12 months) from start of the course.

20.2 The 12 month student stay commitment is applicable for courses 12 months or longer in duration. For courses less than 9 months in duration, students have a stay commitment for the duration of the course.

20.3 Students who check-out voluntarily and without written approval by the dean prior to the end of one year will be withdrawn from course enrollment and forfeit the right to a tuition refund. All remaining financial obligations, including the one-year housing commitment cost must be paid. Approval for early check out will only be granted in extenuating circumstances.

20.4 The only exception to the residential one-year stay are PhD students who opt for own accommodation after successful completion of the Qualifier.

20.5 Housing information, including student rates can be found on the ITC website at http://www.itc.nl/ITC-International-Hotel

Article 21. Admission for a Joint Educational Program (JEP)

21.1 Students enrolled in a Joint Educational Program or Joint Degree Program enrolled at ITC as well as at other collaborating educational institutions.

21.2 Students enrolled in a Joint Educational Program or Joint Degree Program pay tuition/fees to the lead institution of the collaborative program unless otherwise indicated in the program information.

21.3 Any separate agreements or clauses that fall under a Joint Degree Program are adhered to as specified in an inter-institutional collaborative Memorandum of Understanding and supporting documents.

Article 22. Proof of Admission en Enrollment

22.1 The admission letter (see 2.2) is official proof of admission and lists the name (last name, first name) of the student, UT student number, address, the course title, and enrollment period.

22.2 The UT/ITC ID card lists the last name and initials of the student, a student photo, student ID number, course code, start-/end date of course, and library code.

22.3 In special cases and at extra cost a student can request a replacement student ID card.

Article 23. Cancellation of Registration

23.1 If there are insufficient enrolled candidates, ITC is entitled to call off the course. The placed candidate receives written notification to this effect at least three months for long-term courses and two weeks before the start of a short-term course. Any payment already made to ITC for tuition fee and redeemable student costs is refunded. Participation in another ITC course can be arranged in consultation.

23.2 In the case of cancellation of the course, the enrolled candidate is not entitled to any compensation from ITC, other than the amounts referred to in article 23.1.

23.3 If an admitted candidate decides against participation, the candidate or, if applicable, the sponsor is liable for the following cancellation costs:

23.4 Students who do not pay the tuition fee prior to the first day of class will automatically be withdrawn from the Course. In case of late arrival of funds, students may opt to have their funds applied to the next available course with written approval of ITC.

23.5 Refunded tuition fees will only be reimbursed to the sponsoring party and cannot be forwarded or redeemed by any other party.

23.6 Withdrawn students or sponsors who submit a late tuition fee payment will be charged a processing fee of € 150 for reimbursement.

23.7 Students who were not granted a student visa to enter the Netherlands, can be fully reimbursed if written official documentation is provided of such visa denial.

Article 24. Tuition Fees and Additional Student Costs

24.1 The levels of tuition fees and additional student costs are determined per academic year and cover the entire duration of the degree program or certificate.

24.2 The tuition fees and the additional student costs are made known to candidates in the brochures and on the ITC website.

24.3 The stipulated tuition fee includes study material provided by ITC and activities arising from the course, unless otherwise stated.

24.4 The candidate is expected to pay prior to the start of the course, and within the guidelines of the tuition and additional student cost description as stated on the ITC website. When making payment, the period necessary for the possible arrangement of a residence permit and for sending course material, or for other commitments for which proof of payment of the tuition fee is a requirement, should be taken into account.

24.5 Candidates enrolled in courses 9 months or longer in duration can opt to pay in two (2) installment periods for the degree and diploma courses by requesting this at the time of admission.

24.6 After admittance, the candidate receives an invoice stating the tuition fee and the additional student costs to be paid. In the case of an agreement with a sponsor, the invoice is sent to the sponsor.

24.7 The candidate or, if applicable, the sponsor is responsible for settling the tuition fee and the additional student costs in full and for the continuation of any agreed payment installments.

24.8 If desired by the candidate or the sponsor, ITC handles the payment of a monthly allowance to the student. This monthly allowance must be received by ITC for the entire duration of the course before the start of the course, unless a payment plan has been arranged. The payment plan must be confirmed by ITC in writing.

24.9 Some ITC courses include an element of fieldwork or a study excursion. In the event of cancellation of planned fieldwork or study excursion ITC has no obligation to substitute other fieldwork or study excursion. If a course does not include fieldwork or study excursions then a candidate has no right to claim a refund of tuition.

24.10 Not included in the tuition (table 1.1.) are additional expenses which may include, but are not limited to the residence permit and visa expenses, insurance, and room and board.

24.11 Admitted candidates are required by law to hold full medical insurance. ITC arranges a comprehensive insurance cover in advance of arrival. Participants (generally from the European Union countries) holding their own medical insurance are obliged to provide coverage information and are advised to add additional coverage through ITC when the coverage of their insurance is dubious.

Table 1.1.  Tuition Costs

Programme

Tuition fee (in Euro's)

MSc Degree

20.340

Master Degree

13.560

Postgraduate Diploma

10.170

Undergraduate Diploma

10.170

Certificate programme

Tuition fee (in Euro's)

3 weeks

1.000

6 weeks

1.565

9 weeks

2.347

10 weeks

2.608

12 weeks

3.129

18 weeks

4.694

Distance education

Tuition fee (in Euro's)

Distance education program

1.565


Article 25. Force majeure and liability

25.1 ITC strives to carry out the courses to the best of its understanding and ability.

25.2 If, as a result of force majeure, ITC must deviate from the course data and location stated, ITC is not liable for any resulting damage. The term “force majeure” is taken to include any unforeseen circumstances beyond ITC’s control that compels it to deviate from the course data stated.

25.3 Any liability of ITC for damage, for whatever reason, to a student or third party that has occurred in connection with the course, including damage through theft or loss and possible consequential loss or product damage, is limited to the amount that, in the case in question, has been paid by the person concerned in tuition fee and will never amount to more than the amount that ITC’s liability insurer will pay out in the case in question.

25.4 Compensation can be claimed from anyone who makes unlawful use of course resources.

Article 26. Regulation on complaints and disputes

26.1 Complaints in regards to the Admissions and Enrollment Process can be addressed by sending notice thereof to the Bureau of Education and Research Support (ITC-BOOZ) via booz-itc@utwente.nl.

26.2 The academic appeals process is stated in the ITC Assessment Regulations. The Course Director should be advised of complaints and disputes within a month of the complaint arising, and certainly before the official ending of the course.

Article 27. Final provisions

27.1 This admission and enrollment policy applies to all courses that are offered by ITC and are published on the ITC website.

27.2 Dutch law applies to all agreements and disputes between candidate or client and ITC.

27.3 This policy is effective 1 September 2015.