1) Age. Students must be 18 years old or over (17 with parental permission)
2) Number of Students per class maximum 8 students per class, 3-5 on average
3) Classes Each class hour lasts 60 minutes. There is one 20 minutes break from 10.50 to 11.10am
4) Fees include: tuition, welcome pack, student information handbook, use of resource centre, free Internet access - placement test and end of course certificate / individual report.
The balance must be paid at least 21 days before the beginning of the course.
Fees do not include: Exam fees, meals, private insurance and bank charges.
A registration fee of €40 will be charged on all courses. Registration fee does not include course books. All students must buy a course book and materials at €35 (approximately for 2/5 weeks). This fee will be included on all invoices.
5) Airport Transfers. We can arrange for you to be met at Bologna airport and taken by car to your accommodation. The cost of this services is €40 from /to airport and €25 from /to railway station - one way.
6) Excursions. Excursions are not included in the cost. (except over 50 course). Most social and cultural activities are free of charge (please see monthly schedule)
7) ALCE Calendar. The School will be closed on the following public holidays: From 1 January to 6 January 2016, 28 March, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 4 October, 1 November, 8 December, from 17 December 2016 to 7 January 2017
8) Accommodation. All accommodation booked by ALCE is subject to an administration fee of €30. If a student changes family or accommodation, a second administration fee may be charged in some cases.
9) Insurance. All students are advised to take out private medical and travel insurance. On request insurance can be provided. All EU nationals should bring E1.11 form covering public medical care.
10) Visas. EU nationals do not require Visa. Non-EU nationals should contact their local Italian Embassy or Consulate. Please check the special refunding policy for students who apply for student Visa (Type D)
11) Booking and Cancellations: Enrolment must be accompanied by a deposit of €200, which can be paid by credit card (add 3%), or bank transfer* (see page 2). Cancellation: 60 days before beginning of course: all fees refunded less a charge of €95 (admin. expenses); 30 days before beginning of course: balance will be refunded less a charge of €200 (deposit). If a booking is cancelled between 29 and 14 days before the start of the course you will be entitled to a refund, less a charge of €200 and 1 week of accommodation fees. Between 13 and 7 days (in addition, the accommodation fees - 2 weeks - won’t be refundable). If the cancellation arrives late, entire sum will be forfeited. For any individual courses, we have to be advised at least 24 hours before the course so it can be made up.
12) Changing Course. If a student changes the date of a course, an extra registration fee will be charged. If the change is made less than one week before the course start date, one week’s accommodation will also be charged.
13) Refunds. No refund can be made after a course has started. In the case of illness, students may ask for a course to be postponed to a later date. In this case the school will require a medical certificate. A course cannot be carried over into the next calendar year.