Payment Process and Terms
A 15% deposit ($375 member university students / $495 non-member university students) is payable upon your successful acceptance into the program. Upon sending you formal notification of your acceptance, ACICIS will issue you with an electronic payment link for this deposit. Settlement of your administration fee is due within seven days of payment link issuance unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat. Your place on the tour will only be confirmed upon ACICIS’ receipt of your deposit. The deposit is non-refundable.
Upon your successful acceptance into the program, ACICIS will issue you with a second electronic payment link for the remainder of the tour fee ($2,125/$2,805). Settlement of final payment is required four weeks prior to the tour commencement date. Unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat, failure to settle payment of your tuition fee within the specified time frame will result in the forfeiture of your place on the program.
*Please note: if you are receiving a New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grant to support your study with ACICIS, you may not receive your grant until after your final payment is due. Please contact ACICIS to negotiate (in writing) any extensions on the deadline for the final payment.
Withdrawal and Refunds
The deposit payment is non-refundable.
Withdrawal from the PHST after the tour fee has been paid to ACICIS in full, and up to 30 days prior to the tour commencement date will attract a total withdrawal fee of $1,000 (15% tour deposit + $625) with the balance of the tour fee being refundable.
No refund of the fees will be possible in the event that a participant withdraws from the program 30 days prior to the tour commencement date.
For participants enrolled in a home university subject code for the purposes of undertaking the PHST, arrangements for the withdrawal from this subject code – and any applicable financial and/or academic penalties – are determined by the regulations in force at a student’s home university. Participants are advised to consult with their home university or faculty administration regarding applicable subject withdrawal policies, procedures, and penalties. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice about who to speak to at your university.