Terms & Conditions

Financial Terms and Conditions


IBAT Financial Terms & Conditions - (Updated 1st April 2023)

Payment Instalments for Diploma and Undergraduate Domestic Students

  1. All Payment Instalment Plans must be signed, dated and returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Payment Instalment Plans can also be signed digitally using IBAT's online payment plan portal.
  2. Payments will be 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 (https://www.ibat.ie/payments.html), all online payments will 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. IBAT College does not create a direct debit to collect payments from you bank account, this must be made by you on the dates specified within the Payment Instalment Plan.  These payments can be made online at: https://www.ibat.ie/payments.html
  6. If a payment is missed you will be issued with an email notification that a payment has been missed. IBAT reserve the right to suspend service in the event of missed instalments
  7. 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.
  8. 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 working days.
  9. Payments will be made as per the agreed terms as stated in the Payment Instalment Plan regardless of deferrals and withdrawals.
  10. 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.
  11. Following cancellation of the agreed Payment Instalment Plan, you will remain responsible for the payment of any amounts owed under the agreed plan.
  12. 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.
  13. You will not be permitted to progress to the next academic year (if applicable) if a balance is outstanding on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  14. IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to withhold services until the outstanding balance is paid on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  15. 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 €250 or less.
  2. A deposit is required for courses with a monetary value greater than €251.
  3. After a deposit of €250 has been paid an Instalment Payment 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 could result in additional charges being applied.
  5. Course fees are quoted for the bi-yearly intakes only on higher education programmes. 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 dishonored 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
  8. IBAT College reserves the right to change any of the details or regulations on its website or prospectus of the college.

English Courses

  • IBAT College Dublin offers English in two campuses (16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar and 24-27 Frederick Street North, Dublin 1) and the level and campus allocation is exclusively decided by the English language academic team upon completion of the placement test.
  • In the case of a student applying for an English programme and making a payment for a TIE or IELTS exam, students cannot switch to another exam at a later stage; this is due to GNIB registration requirements that a terminal examination is booked at registration.

Visa refusal (English Language & Undergraduate Students)

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

Course Administration Fee

Any Higher Education programme


English Language


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:

  • Cancellation of bookings before arrival: if a cancellation is received 14 days or more prior to the original course start date, the fees will be refunded less the deposit.
    If a cancellation is received 13 days or less prior to the original course start date, then no refund is given.
  • Cancellation after arrival: Once a student has started their course at the Institute they must complete their full course of study. The full course of study is defined as the initial enrolment period. No refund will be given for course fees if a student withdraws from the course before the completion of the full course of study.
  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.

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

'Protection of the Enrolled (PEL) learner' offers protection to students in two ways,

  • firstly with cover for their fees


  • secondly through an extensive auditing process for all schools that are certified to offer Enrolled Learner Protection insurance to their students.

The policy will either:

  • place a student into an alternative college, IBAT is a member of MEI (Marketing English in Ireland), and a condition of membership is to facilitate a student to complete their studies if possible in a member school.


  • refund the NET fees due back to the student. 

The Higher Education PEL arrangement (International Students)

This is a financial bonding arrangement. This means the learner receives a full or partial refund of fees paid. The refund amount will depend on the unused portion of the fees paid. 

Learner Protection 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

English Language


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.