Fee information and refund policy

Fee information

Fees for individual courses, or where appropriate individual programmes, are outlined in the course leaflets and brochures.  Most are payable in full on enrolment although there is an option to pay in instalments on some courses. Fees cover all tuition costs any photocopies supplied by the tutor. They do not cover travelling expenses for field trips, catering or residential accommodation (except where stated in the course leaflets or for residential courses held at Madingley Hall).

Refund policy

(For courses running from October 2012 onwards)

Policy 1: International Summer Schools and LLB and Diploma in Law Revision Programme and English Legal Methods Summer School

  • There will be a non-refundable Registration Fee of £400 for programmes lasting four weeks or more and a non-refundable Registration Fee of £200 for programmes of less than four weeks.
  • Payment of the balance of the Programme Fee and the Accommodation Fee is due, in full, eight weeks before the programme start date.
  • Where balance payment has been made in full prior to this due date, cancellations received prior to eight weeks before the programme starts are eligible for a full refund of the balance payment.
  • Cancellations received up to 14 days before the start of the programme are eligible for a 50 per cent refund of the balance payment of programme fees and may be eligible for a refund of the accommodation fee depending on the policy of the accommodation provider.
  • Cancellations received later than 14 days prior to the start of the programme are not eligible for the refund of any fees.

Policy 2: Weekend and Weekly Programmes, Day Schools and Online courses

  • Payment of course fees is due in full 10 working days prior to the start date of the course, with the exception of Online courses and Day Schools which should be paid in full at the time of registration. 
  • Where payment has been made in full prior to this due date, cancellations received 10 or more working days before the start date of the course are eligible for a full refund less a 15% Registration Fee.
  • Cancellations received later than 10 working days prior to the start of the course will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Where a student wishes to cancel a place on a course and transfer to another, the standard refund policy will normally apply and the fees for the chosen course must be paid in full.
  • In the case of mitigating circumstances a student can appeal for a refund for some part of the course fees by writing to the appropriate Academic Programme Manager who will pass on the request for consideration

Policy 3: Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma courses

  • Payment of course fees, either the first instalment or full payment, is due by the closing date for applications prior to the start date of the course.
  • Cancellations received 10 or more working days before the start date of the course will be entitled to a 66% refund or fee reduction as follows:
    • Where payment has been made in full, the student will normally be eligible for a 66% refund of course fees.
    • Where payment is by instalment, the remaining instalments will not be taken.
    • In addition, a non-refundable application fee may be required for some courses and this will be clearly stated in the course information.
  • Cancellations received later than 10 working days prior to the start of a course, or withdrawals from an ongoing course, will not be eligible for a refund. Payments for any remaining course fees will still be taken according to the agreed instalment plan.
  • Where a student wishes to cancel a place on a course and transfer to another, the standard refund policy will normally apply and the fees for the chosen course must be paid in full.
  • In the case of mitigating circumstances a student can appeal for a refund for some part of the course fees by writing to the appropriate Academic Programme Manager who will pass on the request for consideration.
  • Enrolments will continue to be accepted, where places are available, up to the start of the programme.

Cancellation by ICE

Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes to our programme, the Institute reserves the right to withdraw any course. If for any reason the Institute cancels a course, all course fees will be returned in full. We cannot however reimburse the cost of any pre-booked travel arrangements and suggest that you might like to consider travel insurance to cover any significant costs incurred.

Fees outstanding

When paying for courses by credit card, where the initial payment is a registration fee, or the first instalment payment, the remainder of the fee will be taken from the designated card according to the schedule given on receipt of the registration fee or instalment.

If any fee payments whether by cheque or credit card remain outstanding or invalidated without explanation, the following procedure will be set in motion:

  1. You will be issued with an invoice from the University of Cambridge Finance Office, payable immediately.
  2. If the invoice is not paid within 14 days and you have not made contact with our admissions team, (telephone 01223 746262, email ice.admissions@ice.cam.ac.uk), you will be withdrawn from the course. You cannot continue on a course or enrol on another Institute course or unit if there is an outstanding debt to the University. No credit or award can be achieved following the successful completion of a course if the fees for that course have not been paid in full.