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. Shortly after sending you formal notification of your acceptance, ACICIS will issue you with an electronic payment link for this deposit. Your place on the tour will only be confirmed upon ACICIS’ receipt of your deposit. The deposit is non-refundable.
The payment of the remainder of the tour fee ($2,125/$2,805) is due two weeks before the program start date (December 2020 tour)/ one month before the program start date (January 2021 tour).
ACICIS will issue you with another electronic payment link for the remainder of the tour fee ($2,125/$2,805). Settlement of final payment is required no less than two weeks prior to the tour commencement date (December 2020 tour)/ no less than one month prior to the tour commencement date (January 20201 tour). Unless deferred payment has been formally approved by the ACICIS Secretariat, failure to settle final payment within the specified time frame will result in the forfeiture of your place on the program.
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 less than one month 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.