Booking and Payment
- If you need St George International to issue you with a letter to help you apply for a visa (see Visas below) we require a course deposit of £500 or full fees as requested.
- If you fail to receive your visa, we will refund to you your fees minus £500 administrative fee and any accommodation cancellation fees. We will need to see a copy of your visa refusal notice before we can make a refund.
- If you are successful in obtaining your visa, you should pay the balance of your fees immediately after you have received your visa.
We recommend that you book your course with St George International using our online booking system at www.stgeorges.co.uk.
You may also book your course:
1. by emailing your Registration Form to email@example.com
2. by posting your Registration Form to: Registration Department, St George International, 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7JU, UK
3. by visiting us at the above address (office hours are 08.30 to 17.30)
The minimum age for English language courses at St George International London is 16. When you book a course with St George International, you must pay:
1. A non-refundable registration fee of £75 for full-time/ flexible courses and £50 for evening courses
2. Your course fees
3. Your accommodation fees if you have requested accommodation
4. A non-refundable accommodation booking fee of £50 if you have requested accommodation
5. Your airport transfer fees if you have requested an airport transfer
6. A charge of £15 if you choose to pay by bank transfer
The price of your first course book is included in your registration fee. The price for any additional course books is £30.00.
You may pay your fees in the following ways:
Account Name: St George Holdings Ltd
Account Number: 92846729
Sort Code: 60 - 83 - 71
IBAN Number: GB13SRLG60837192846729
Please add £15 to cover bank charges
N.B. There is a supplementary charge of 2% for online credit/Debit card payments.
We are unable to confirm your place until fees have been received.
Cancelling or postponing a course and accommodation after you have started
If you cancel your course after your course has started, we will not be able to refund your course fees but we may be able to defer the number of course weeks that you are cancelling to a later date, provided that deferment is within 12 months of the last day of attendance. If you cancel and leave during the week ( for example on a Monday, Tuesday etc) you would lose the remainder of your course for that week and any deferment would start from the following week.
In the case of Flexi One-to-One tuition courses, to cancel an individual one-to-one lesson you must give 48 hours’ notice. If you give 48 hours’ notice then you will be able to re-schedule the lesson. If you fail to give 48 hours’ notice you will forfeit the lesson. In no circumstances would you be refunded for the lesson.
If you wish to cancel your accommodation after you have arrived, you will be charged according to the cancellation policy of the specific accommodation you booked as specified on the webpage of each accommodation type.
We strongly recommend that you take out insurance in case you are unable to start or finish your course for reasons outside your control, such as illness.
Cancelling or postponing a course and accommodation before you start it
If you want to cancel a Course/Accommodation, you must do so in writing. You may cancel on the following conditions:
- more than 30 working days' notice before the course begins: we will retain your Registration Fee and Accommodation Finding Fee (if you have requested accommodation) and refund the balance of your fees.
Please note: Due to the variance in cancellation policies of the student residences we use, please check individual student residence pages for their cancellation details.
- between 15 and 29 working days’ notice before the course begins: we will retain 50% of your full fees and refund the balance of your fees.
- fewer than 15 working days’ notice before the course begins: no refund can be made.
Please note: If we have issued you with a visa letter to support a visa application, we can only accept a cancellation due to visa refusal. If you cancel your course for any other reason, we will not be able to refund your fees.
If you must cancel your course due to visa refusal, please send us a copy of your visa failure notice, and we will refund to you your fees minus £500 administrative fee. In most cases, it is better to arrange accommodation once you have your visa. However, in some cases you may prefer us to arrange accommodation before you apply for your visa – for example, if your registration is urgent. In this case, we will also ask you to pay 4 weeks’ accommodation fees, or full accommodation fees in case you are staying for fewer than 4 weeks. If you need to cancel the accommodation due to visa refusal, or postpone it, you will be charged in line with our normal cancellation terms.
If full course and accommodation fees are paid to SGI prior to the commencement of a course and it transpires that a fraudulent application has been made to the visa authorities in the country of origin of the applicant using documents supplied by Saint George International, SGI reserves the right to retain all fees paid.
In all cases, refunds will be made to the person who paid fees and using the same method of transaction.
Once a course has started, students will not be able to recover classes missed, no matter what the reason for the absence. The only exceptions to this rule is, when evidence of an illness is provided in the form of a doctor’s letter (original copy).
Before you arrive in the UK, we strongly recommend that you take out insurance for your own financial and personal security.
You can take out your own insurance or take out the International Student Policy offered by Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited which has been specially designed for overseas students studying in the UK.
The International Student Policy covers:
1. emergency medical expenses
3. cancellation or curtailment charges
5. personal money, passport and documents
6. course fees
7. personal liability
8. legal expenses
Please read the International Student Policy in order to establish the full terms of the cover, which is available through the Insurance section of our website at www.stgeorges.co.uk.
NB It is advisable to take out your student insurance at the time of booking your trip as cover will commence for pre-departure cancellation from the policy issue date. This will, therefore, provide cover should you have to cancel your course for an insured reason such as illness or serious accident preventing you from travelling.
To take out the International Student Policy please click here
St George International will not accept liability for damages for death, personal injury or any breach of contract or improper performance of the contract or negligence in situations where the claim arises out of circumstances, which were neither due to the fault of St George International or other suppliers because:
1. The failure which occurred was due to your fault
2. The failure was due to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services to be provided under our contract with you and was unforeseen and unavoidable
3. The failure was due to unforeseeable and unusual circumstances beyond St George International’s control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised
4. The failure was due to some event that St George International or any other supplier could not foresee or forestall even with due care. In respect of damage other than death or personal injury St George International’s liability will be limited to a reasonable sum. In respect of air carriage, sea carriage and any other matters governed by an international convention, St George International’s liability in all cases will be limited in accordance with the applicable international convention.
In the event that there is any defect in the service provided by St George International or any supplier of St George International, you must at your earliest opportunity notify St George International and such other supplier immediately of such a defect. Such notification must be in writing or in an appropriate form.
Problems and complaints with courses, accommodation and other services should be brought to our attention immediately so that we can help. We do not accept complaints made after your course has finished.
In the event of insufficient enrolments for a course, the school reserves the right to offer an alternative course of equal value. We reserve the right to change course programmes and locations without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or if in the best interests of the school.
We reserve the rights to amend these terms and conditions at any time.
Photography and testimonials
All photographs and testimonials taken of students while attending a programme at St George International may be used on our website and on our promotional materials including brochures, banners, flyers, posters etc.
St George International is open for morning lessons on all UK Bank Holidays including Easter Friday and Easter Monday. On all such days, the school is open until 12.45 and any afternoon lessons will be made up at other times during your course.
2019/20 Christmas and New Year Holiday dates – 25 December 2019, 26 December 2019 and 01 January 2020.
- The New Year Week course - 30/12/2019 - 03/01/2020 (except 01/01/2020)
- Christmas closing – No lessons will take place Monday, 23 December 2019 to Saturday 28 December 2019, reopening on Monday 30 December 2019 for the New Year Week course and Individual Tuition.
- New Year closing – The London office will be closed Wednesday, 01 January 2020, reopening on 02 January 2020. However, no classes will take place between Thursday, 02 Jan 2020 and 03 Jan 2020. Normal classes will begin again Monday, 06 January 2020.
- Evening Courses - No evening classes between 23 Dec 2019 and 06 Jan 2020
The first day of your course
Most courses at St George International can be started on any Monday.
On your first day, you should aim to arrive by 08.30 for your placement test.
All students are required to present their passports on their first day. You are also required to provide and keep up to date your contact details in London and next of kin contact details in your own country.
St George International, as a British Council accredited English language course provider is a UKVI approved education provider. This means that we are approved to accept bookings for English language courses and provide visa support for candidates who need to apply for a visa in order to study in the UK.
If you would like to apply for a Short-Term Study Visa, you will need a visa letter from Saint George International. You will also need to show us evidence of your English language level and pay us your non-refundable course deposit of £250 or full fees as requested. If you are refused a visa, please let us see a copy of your visa refusal letter and we will refund to you your fees minus £250 deposit and any accommodation cancellation fees. No refund will be provided without a copy of your official refusal notice.
In most cases, it is better to arrange accommodation once you have your visa. However, in some cases you may prefer us to arrange accommodation before you apply for your visa – for example, if your registration is urgent. In this case, we will also ask you to pay 4 weeks’ accommodation fees, or full accommodation fees in case you are staying for fewer than 4 weeks. If you need to cancel the accommodation due to visa refusal, or postpone it, you will be charged in line with our normal cancellation terms.
Please ensure you apply for your visa in good time so as to obtain the visa for when you want to start your course. When you have received your visa, please pay the balance of your fees immediately.
When you arrive at our school, you will have a number of responsibilities:
- You must give us a copy of your passport, visa and ID card if you have one.
- You must tell us your address in the UK and your contact details, including email and telephone number – and update us whenever these change.
- You must attend your lessons regularly for the duration of your course.
Once you have received your visa, full fees must be paid to SGI before you enter the UK. Once full fees are paid, a certificate of registration (stating your course has been fully paid) will be provided. This certificate will need to be shown at the UK border to the UK Border Agency to enable entry into the UK .
Your Level of English
It is your responsibility to check the level of English you need for the course you wish to take (please see our brochure or website). If you are uncertain about your level, please contact the school: we will be happy to advise you. We strongly recommend that you complete the on-line test.
If your level of English is unsuitable for the course you have booked, we reserve the right to move you to a more suitable one, or to refuse you admission to the school. If we move you to a more expensive course as a result, you will be expected to pay the difference.
If you are a complete Beginner in English you will be required to take one-to-one tuition until your level is high enough to join a class.