General Conditions of Participation

1. Conclusion of the contract:
Please send the application form directly to the school. Minimum age of admission is 16 years. The contract is concluded when the school has confirmed your application in writing. The confirmation will be sent to you as soon as possible.

2. Payment:

2.1.Together with your application, students have to pay the registration fee. Following the receipt of your confirmation, we must receive the paid balance at least 21 days before the beginning of the course. For late enrolments (i.e. less than 21 days) the global tuition fee must be paid upon enrollment.

Students needing a Visa must follow a different procedure (see point 8), please check here if you need a Visa.

2.2. All payments may be made by credit card (see application form), by International Post Money Order or by International Bank Check sent directly to the secretariat of the school centre of your choice. If you transfer sums via bank, you will be charged for transfer costs (ca. 25 Euro).

2.3. To be admitted into the course you will have to produce evidence of payment.

2.4. Accommodation fees must be paid immediately upon arrival in Italy. Payments should be made in cash or with Traveller's Checks and in full (not by instalments) for each month or for shorter terms.

3. Services:
The contractual services provided appear in the brochure and in the price list. Collateral agreements must be confirmed in writing.

4. Cancellations:
4.1.
Cancellations must be sent to the school center by registered letter, telegram, fax or email.

4.2. If a cancellation is made more than 21 days before the beginning of the course, the school will refund the total amount except the registration fee, which can be applied to a future course within 12 months after the original course starting date.

4.3. If a cancellation is made up to 15 days before the beginning of the course, the school retains the amount of the registration fee, one week's tuition and one week's accommodation. Up to this date, the school accepts the replacement of the registration by another person. In this case, a handling fee of 45 Euro is charged.

4.4. For cancellations on a later date, the school retains the amount of the registration fee, two weeks' tuition and two weeks' accommodation.

4.5. If cancellation is made after the course has been started, the entire fee for the booked courses are forfeited, even if the booked period of study is more than one month, i. e. no refunds will be made.

4.6. Courses begin only on the published dates. There can be no refund for students who begin their booked courses late, or leave before the end of a session, or miss lessons.

4.7. In case of cancellation for Visa refusal, please check our special conditions of cancellation

5. Lessons:
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday and can take place either in the morning or in the afternoon. Lessons are not held and not refunded on national and local public holidays.

6. Accommodation:
6.1.
On the rare occasions the school is unable to provide the accommodation requested, it will offer alternatives. Accommodation is available from the Sunday after 2:00 pm before the beginning of the course to Saturday (10:00 am) at the end of the course. Different arrival or departure days must be confirmed in writing. The schools only act as intermediary between students and landlords and cannot be responsible for the relations between them.

6.2. To make reservations for accommodation, we need your credit card number as guarantee deposit.

6.3. A 100 Euro deposit must be paid to get the keys of your accommodation in the apartments. This deposit must be paid in cash or by Traveller's Check on arrival and will be refunded on your departure, less reparation costs if needed.

7. Insurance:
7.1.
Our students are insured (accidents) during their way to school (one hour before lessons start and one hour after lessons), during classes and during organized spare time activities.

7.2. Participants are not insured against illness, accidents, theft or loss of personal possessions, either by the schools or by those offering the accommodation. We therefore recommend taking out a personal insurance policy.

7.3. During your stay in Italy, you must be personally insured against illness and accident. Citizens from European Union countries are entitled to free medical care in Italy if they hold an E111 form which can be obtained from their local health authority in their home country before departing for Italy. Students from non-EU countries must enquire with the authorities in their countries to know if they are insured during a stay abroad; if they are not covered, they should arrange health insurance to cover their stay in Italy.

7.4. Moreover, participants are advised to insure against loss of fees due to non-arrival, absence or unexpected termination of their course.

8. Visa:
If a visa is requested to study in Italy, first of all each student has to contact the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate beforehand to complete the formalities. Together with your application at our school, you have to pay the global tuition fees (the course and the registration fee must be pre-paid in full for the entire period of study).

As soon as we will receive the booking and the evidence of payment , we will send our specific Certificate of Enrollment for Visa. This document fulfills one of the requirements to obtain a visa. You may check if you need a visa by clicking here.

9. Personal data:
The participant authorizes the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci to include her/his personal data on a mailing list for the purpose of enrolment. The participant may also periodically receive informative, publicity or promotional material. The participant may at any time, in accordance with Italian law (art. 13, 675/96), request that her/his personal data be removed from the mailing list of the School.

10. Photographs:
The School reserves the rigth to use photographs taken during courses or free time activities to illustrate its promotional material. If a student wishes that his or her photo should not appear in this material, they should write to the School within one month of the photo-shoot. These photos have no commercial or contractual value.

11. Changing in course programmes and prices:
The schools reserve the right to modify their course programs and prices.

12. Acceptance:
By signing the registration form or any other written form of registration, the participant accepts the "General Conditions of Participation".


Notes

When a Visa is requested to enter in Italy:

    1. European citizens don’t need Visa to enter in Italy (Schengen Agreement).

 

    1. Citizens of the following countries are not required to have a visa to visit Italy for up to 90 days:
      Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. Nationals of San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland do not require a visa in any case.
      You may see detailed information about stay up to 90 days visiting the web site:
      http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home.aspx
      Select from the data in the menus: “Nationality” /”Residence”
      Duration of Stay: “up to 90 days”
      Reason for visit: “Tourism”

 

  1. Citizens of the Countries needing to obtain a visa before coming to Italy (either for stays up to 90 days and for stays more than 90 days) have to contact the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate beforehand to complete the formalities. Together with their application at our schools, they have to pay the global tuition fees.
    As soon as we will receive the booking and the evidence of payment , we will send our specific Certificate of Enrollment for Visa.

    You may see detailed information about stay more than 90 days visiting the web site:

    http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home.aspx


    Select from the data in the menus: “Nationality” /”Residence”

    Duration of Stay: “more than 90 days”

    Reason for visit: “technical and professional instruction beyond the level of compulsory education”

    Please see our special conditions in case of visa refusal or in case of cancellation for personal reasons when visa procedure has already started by the school.

Special conditions in case of Visa refusal o cancellation when Visa procedure has already started by the school

When Visa is needed, special conditions of booking and cancellation apply.
The full advanced payment of the course and registration fees is due to get the booking confirmed.

The student/applicant will inform the school about the Italian Embassy/Consulate where he/she will apply for Study Visa and, upon settlement of the fees due, the school will issue and send by e-mail/post the visa papers to the purpose.

The school will not be in charge of the Visa application but will ease the communication in case of need and will facilitate and support the consequent application for Permit of Stay on site.

An administrative fee of Eur 200.00 (in addition to the Eur 70.00 as stated in the General Conditions of Participation) will then be retained by the school in case of cancellation of the booking or in case of cancellation for personal reasons when visa procedure has already been started by the school.

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