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Terms & Conditions of Enrolment
The student must be over 18 years and above to be legible for an internship. Graduation from High School as well as a 550 TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS or its equivalent is required for admission.
A good knowledge of English is obligatory in order to participate fully in the program and benefit from it. In addition, a medical evaluation will be required by insurance of the Institute on arrival.
Where an Applicant’s Visa application has been refused, an application for a refund must be made two weeks before the start date of the course.
It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are able to comply with the notification guidelines prior to making the application.
The Applicant acknowledges that where he is unable to notify the Institute two weeks before the start date of the course, he/she may not apply for a refund.
Applicants are held fully responsible if their visa application has been made late after the Admission Letter and all relevant documents from SIHM have already been processed.
Where the Applicant has correctly notified the Institute, the full fees will be refunded less an administrative charge of 500.00CHF for the production of the following documents:
1) Copy of the VISA refusal letter
2) Copy of the student’s passport showing both a photograph and signature; and
3) Where the payee was not the Applicant, an original authority letter from the Applicant authorizing the repayment to the payee
If an Applicant's visa application is refused on the grounds that the applicant failed to provide necessary documents, demonstrate adequate financial support or for other reasons which the Applicant is accountable, SIHM accepts no responsibility to refund. The Applicant is held responsible if the visa application was made late after all enrollment and admission documents have already been processed.
Applicants may defer their place on a course by up to one academic year.
All applications for deferrals must be received by the Institute at least 30 days before the commencement date of the course (published date). SIHM reserves the right to charge a deferral fee.
Upon arrival, Applicants must provide appropriate photographic ID (including a Passport or ID card) and a copy of their Visa. The School will take copies of all relevant documents.
All information will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Applicants will not be allowed to start the course if the full fees have not been received by the Institute 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of the course. In this event, the Applicants place will not be guaranteed and course bookings may be cancelled.
Swiss Federal Law requires Students in Switzerland to be insured against sickness and accident for twelve months with a recognized Insurance Company. All SIHM Students are automatically insured upon their arrival. Students who fall ill, have an accident, or are hospitalized must inform the Administration immediately. The Institute's role is to help the Students to manage their health care by making appointments with local medical and emergency services, providing them with proper insurance including completing the necessary paperwork, and providing assistance in making referrals should this be desired.