Terms & Conditions

Financial Terms and Conditions

IBAT Financial Terms & Conditions

Payment Instalments

  1. All Payment Instalment Plans must be signed, dated and returned to our City Centre Campus.
  2. Payments will made on the dates specified within the Payment Instalment Plan.
  3. The amount paid will equal the payment amount specified for each instalment date; in the event that a payment is missed, then the payment amount will be added to the next instalment payment.
  4. Payments can also be made online through the IBAT College payment facility, all online payments with be reflected on the instalment account balance.  Online payments can also exceed the next instalment amount (as specified within the plan), these payments will be credited against the outstanding instalment balance.
  5. If a payment is missed you will be issued with an email notification that a payment has been missed.
  6. If a second payment fails, then a late payment charge of €20 will be automatically applied for all missed payments. These arrears and administration fees will be added to the outstanding account balance.
  7. If two payment instalments fail you will:
    - receive a written notification of their two failed payments.
    - forfeit your right to take part in the Payment Instalment Plan.
    - be required to pay the full outstanding balance within 15 workings days.
  8. Payments will be made as per the agreed terms as stated in the Payment Instalment Plan regardless of deferrals and withdrawals.
  9. 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 as outlined in the Payment Instalment Plan.
  10. Following cancellation of agreed Payment Instalment Plan, you will remain responsible for the payment of any amounts owed under the agreed plan.
  11. 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.
  12. You will not be permitted to progress to the next academic year (if applicable) if a balance is outstanding on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  13. IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to withhold services until the outstanding balance is paid on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  14. 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 on the Payment Instalment Plan and subsequent Statements issued.

Payment Terms

  1. Deposits are not accepted for courses with a monetary value of €350 or less.
  2. A deposit is required for courses with a monetary value greater than €351.
  3. After a deposit of €350 has been paid an Instalment/DD plan is available to the student.
  4. 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 will result in additional charges being applied.
  5. Course fees are quoted for the bi-yearly intakes only. Course fees for future intakes are subject to price reviews. 
  6. 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).
  7. Where dishonoured cheques or Direct Debits are provided as payment, IBAT College reserves the right to apply an administrative fee to compensate for any charges incurred. 
  8. IBAT College reserves the right to change any of the details or regulations on its website or prospectus of 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 Accounts 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.
  1. 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.

Course Cancellation

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.

Visa refusal

In the case of a visa refusal for any student applying for an English programme, an €150 administration fee will still be required.

Administration Fee (Only in the case of Visa refusal) €150"

Please note that cancellations will incur charges as follows:

  • Cancellations 1-14 days prior to the original course start date 100% of the course fees will be charged;
  • 15-28 days prior to the original course start date 50% of course fees will be charged;
  • Cancellations greater than 29 days prior to the original course start date will be refunded in full. In these circumstances, a student will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of up to €250.
  1. The course fees are non–refundable once a course has commenced.
    The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable once payment has been issued
  2. 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 

Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL)

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.

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.

IBAT College Dublin has approval to offer students learner protection insurance. Learner Protection insurance is only in place when each student receives their Insurance Policy. Each learner should ensure that they receive a Learner Protection Insurance Policy in their name. The learner protection policy provides for a refund of fees as specified in the 2012 Act. In some circumstances, it may be possible for a learner to transfer to a similar program in another provider. In such circumstances, the learner may opt to receive the cost of an alternative similar academic program. Transfer to another program is always only a second option. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by s. 65(4)(b) of the 2012 Act.

Learner Protection is provided by IBAT College Dublin, through O'Driscoll O'Neil DAC t/a StudyandProtect, who is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Scholarship Programmes

  • All information provided in the application form will be considered when applying for the IBAT Scholarships Scheme.
  • The scholarship amount is awarded at IBAT’s discretion and constitutes a reduction in tuition fees payable to IBAT.
  • Please note that you can apply for only ONE bursary or scholarship.
  • All the remaining fees must be paid 30 days before the start of the programme.
  • If you intend to postpone your place until the following intake, you will need to pay the remaining tuition fee. You will be permitted to do so only at the discretion of IBAT.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another student.
  • Any failure to start the course as scheduled without prior notification of the School’s authorities will lead to scholarship withdrawal.
  • The scholarship is for the ONE named person and IBAT will not be responsible for a scholar’s family members/spouse/children etc.
  • IBAT may also use information collected regarding the students in the School’s marketing activities; however, students’ addresses and telephone numbers will not be given out without permission from the student via a request from IBAT.
  • IBAT may feature your interview/photo/profile/story on the IBAT website and/or other School publications and will ask for your permission/approval prior to publishing this.
  • Please note that when requested scholars are required to show originals (not photocopies) of transcripts and documents submitted in evidence with their scholarship application, and present these to the Scholarship office, if there is any question of authenticity. If IBAT discovers any documents that are NOT 100% genuine, the scholarship award will immediately be invalidated and withdrawn. The School accepts NO liability in this case.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to set a good example, e.g. strive for best results, attend classes, finish the course on time and continue to demonstrate the exemplary student attributes/grades by which he/she was awarded the scholarship.
  • The School reserves the right to investigate and possibly withdraw a person from the scholarship programme if there is adequate proven evidence of serious allegations of illegal activities.