Terms & Conditions

ATU programmes at IBAT campuses in Dublin


Financial Terms & Conditions (Updated 29th August 2023)

Should you commence a course and subsequently withdraw from the course at any stage of the academic year you will still be liable for the full fees.

  1. If you leave IBAT College Dublin before you complete your programme, any entitlement to a refund of tuition fees will be made in line with the college’s refund policy.
  2. You will not be permitted to progress to the next academic year (if applicable) if a balance is outstanding.
  3. IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to withhold services until the outstanding balance is paid.
  4. While IBAT College Dublin makes every effort to ensure charges are accurately recorded, miscalculations in account balances may occur. In such cases, IBAT College maintains the right to make adjustments, without notice, where evidence can be provided that the adjustment is appropriate. Such adjustments will be presented via email and reflected in any subsequent Statements issued.

Payment Terms

  1. Employers: For Employers who sponsor their staff the employer is fully responsible for payments of amounts due in all circumstances including termination of employment or course cancellation by the student. The employer is responsible for completing an Employer Sponsorship Form; this is a binding contract where the employer is liable for full payment within 30 days of signing the agreement. Failure to do so could result in additional charges being applied.
  2. Course fees are quoted for the bi-yearly intakes only on higher education programmes. Course fees for future intakes are subject to price reviews.
  3. Course prices are subject to change and IBAT College reserves the right to charge additional amounts to reflect any pricing changes taking effect before course commencement date(s).
  4. Where dishonoured cheques or bank transfers are provided as payment, IBAT College reserves the right to apply an administrative fee to compensate for any charges incurred and suspend service.
  5. IBAT College reserves the right to change any of the details or regulations on its website or prospectus of the college.

Visa refusal

If your visa is refused for any international student an administration fee will apply

Course Administration Fee

Any Higher Education programme


Cancelled Courses

IBAT College requires any student wishing to cancel their course to provide written notification by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of this cancellation clearly stating the reason for the cancellation.

Please note that cancellations will incur charges as follows:

  • A student who fails to adhere to their payment agreement will receive an e-mail from the college. Access to student facilities including Moodle will be withdrawn. If fees remain outstanding results will be withheld and no administrative services, such as letters, will be available. In some exceptional circumstances a student may be withdrawn from the College.

All Terms & Conditions stated above are governed by Irish Law.

Please note, payments are processed by PayPal or by Braintree in the case of card payments.  Braintree is a wholly owned company of PayPal.

To contact the IBAT Payments Department email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events Outside the College's Control

  1. The College will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform or delay in performance of any of its obligations under the Conditions that is caused by events outside the College’s reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”).
  2. A Force Majeure Event includes any acts, events, non occurrence, omission or accident beyond the College’s reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation) the following:

    2.1 strikes, lock outs or other industrial action; or

    2.2 epidemic or pandemic; or

    2.3 civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack or (whether declared or not) threat or preparation for a war; or

    2.4 any law or any action taken by a government or public authority, including without limitation imposing a quota or prohibition, or failing to grant a necessary licence or consent; or

    2.5 fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic, other natural disaster; or

    2.6 impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; or

    2.7 interruption or failure of utility service.

  3. The College’s obligations under the Agreement will be suspended for the period of the Force Majeure Event. The College will take reasonable steps (if within its reasonable control) to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which the College’s obligations under the Agreement can be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL International Students)

IBAT College Dublin has Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) arrangements in place to ensure that in the event of a cessation of programmes by the college, such arrangements will ensure a learner has a smooth continuance of the programme they are studying or they receive a refund in fees.

This arrangement complies with Section 65(4)(a) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 in respect of learners on a programme leading to a QQI Award.

Part 6 of The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 specifies that PEL refers only to programmes of three months duration or more where fees have been paid by, or on behalf of, the learner.

The English PEL arrangement

The arrangement will be:

  • Atlantic Technological University will facilitate a student to complete their studies if possible.


  • refund the NET fees due back to the student.
    This financial bonding arrangement is provided by Arachas Learner Protection Programme and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Ltd.

The current fee is:

Course PEL Fee

Any Higher Education programme

3.5% of the tuition fee

Disclaimer - Programme delivery

Please note that IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to transfer the delivery of in-person programmes online or via blended learning on health and safety grounds, subject to approval by Atlantic Technological University.

ATU Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of (ATU) Student Code is to promote responsibility and encourage honesty, trust, fairness, integrity, and respect among students of the University. The code is designed to assist in the development of a supportive and productive learning environment.

All students of ATU are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty and personal integrity at all times. It is the responsibility of every student to be aware of the policy content contained herein (the ‘Student Code’) and to abide by its provisions. These provisions outline expected behavioural standards - both academic and non-academic - required of all students.