TERMS AND CONDITIONS - SOUTH AFRICA
I understand and accept that the following conditions apply:
1. ENROLMENT AND FEES
1.1 I understand that I can only complete one application for enrolment. If I submit an online application as well as a paper based contract of enrolment, my online application supersedes the paper based contract of enrolment.
1.2 I am liable for the full amount of this contract.
1.3 If I cancel the contract before registration week, I will be held liable for the pre-verification fee and full enrolment fee.
1.4 If I cancel the contract after registration week, I will be held liable for the pre-verification fee, full enrolment fee plus a fee for the non-returnable equipment, as well as a fee for the tuition received to date on cancellation;
1.5 I need to pay the pre-verification fee. I understand that should I complete the enrolment; the pre-verification fee will be credited to my account.
1.6 The proof of payment of the pre-verification fee and full enrolment fee, including all required documentation, must be submitted before the applicable enrolment period to reserve my place.
1.7 If payment of the enrolment fee is not received by applicable enrolment period the contract is cancelled and the enrolment becomes null and void.
1.8 Any accounts outstanding for more than 30 days will be seen as a breach of contract and will be charged with a R330 administration fee. If the amount remains outstanding for more than 60 days I will be charged an additional R330 administration fee per month for every month that the amount remains outstanding;
1.9 In the event that fees are overdue for one month, Inscape Education Group reserves the right to suspend my (the student’s) tuition without prejudice to its own rights. This includes but is not limited to access to the campus, teaching and learning, progress reports, access to the online learner management system, suspension of licenses (software, online research subscriptions) and access to Wifi on site;
1.10 Terms and conditions referred to on the Debit Order/Credit Card authority form apply;
1.11 Successful graduation from any year is dependent, inter alia, on the fees for that year having been paid in full;
1.12 In the event of any legal action being instituted against me by Inscape Education Group, I undertake to pay all legal costs, including collection fees, legal costs on an attorney and client scale and tracing fees;
1.13 Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their second and third year studies at another Inscape campus offering the specified specialisation;
1.14 Final specialisation choices are to be completed by the commencement of Semester 2 for the subsequent year of study. This enables the institution to plan accordingly.
1.15 All Inscape Education Group programmes run subject to availability on specific campuses and subject to demand;
1.16 All goods included in the enrolment fee will be received on Registration Day or thereafter at Inscape Education Group’s discretion;
1.17 Limited access controlled parking is available at selected campuses on a first come first serve basis and subject to availability;
2. FIDELITY GUARANTEE as required by the Department of Higher Education and Training
2.1 “In the event of Inscape Education Group (the company) not being able to meet its commitments to students as result of the liquidation of the company, students will, in the event of their claims against the company not being fully recovered, have the right to request the said liquidator to claim any shortfall from the financial institution which has provided a guarantee to beneficiaries to cover such an eventuality, provided that the total amount claimable from such institution will not exceed the total amount of the guarantee. Should the total of such unrecoverable claims exceed the total amount of the guarantee then the total amount claimed by beneficiaries in terms of the said guarantee will be pro-rated amongst the beneficiaries who submitted claims”
3. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
3.1 I agree to abide by the Inscape Education Group’s Code of Conduct for students (as revised or amended from time to time), which is displayed in a public place.
3.2 I understand that one of the primary purposes of Inscape programmes is to prepare students to succeed in a tough, adult world and that students choose to study at Inscape for this reason. I therefore declare that to the best of my knowledge, that;
3.3.1 I am prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to commence a challenging and rigorous programme;
3.3.2 Should my physical, mental or emotional ability be compromised for whatever reason that I will immediately inform the institution in writing;
3.3 To ensure my academic progress, the institution facilitates my learning and that I am responsible for engaging in the learning. I understand and accept that;
3.3.1 All lecture sessions and presentations must be attended. Students who arrive late may not be permitted to enter as it is disruptive for both the class and the lecturer. Students who are late for, or do not attend classes or presentations may be penalised;
3.3.2 Lecturers are not trainers; the students’ responsibility is to learn and the lecturers’, to facilitate their learning;
3.3.3 Every assignment must be submitted. Assignments that are not submitted, complete and on time, or have not been submitted following the procedures, will not be assessed;
3.3.4 Students’ unfortunate circumstances, given as reasons for not attending lectures or submitting assignments, cannot be accommodated;
3.3.5 Inscape may treat (even minor) non-compliance or infringements or misdemeanors strictly and firmly; plagiarism is cause for expulsion;
3.3.6 Some situations may appear to be unfair and students will not always understand the well-considered reasons for the institutions rules, instructions and decisions;
3.3.7 Students must achieve the minimum requirements to progress to a subsequent year of study or graduate;
3.3.8 Socially inappropriate behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated;
3.3.9 If a student has a complaint, s/he must handle it in accordance with the institutions grievance policy. Only if it is not resolved satisfactorily, may the parent or guardian or spouse or account payer intervene; Payment of fees does not entitle the account-payer or student to make demands on the institution;
4.1 I will indemnify Inscape Education Group and hold it harmless from and against all claims, actions, damages, liability and expense in connection with loss of life, personal injury and/ or damage to my property arising from or out of any occurrence in, upon, or at its premises, or the use by myself of the Campus premises or any part thereof, or occasioned wholly or in part by any act or omission of Inscape Education Group, its officers, employees, agents, concessionaires, suppliers, contractors or customers.
4.2 In case Inscape Education Group shall, without fault on its part, be made a party to any litigation commenced by or against me then I shall indemnify Inscape Education Group and hold it harmless against all claims and shall pay all costs, expenses and legal fees (including Attorney and client fees) reasonably incurred or paid by Inscape Education Group in connection with such litigation.
4.3 I agree that this document and its attachments constitutes the entire contract. Unless it is reduced to writing and signed by both parties, no oral agreement shall be binding on either party.
The institutions’ Policies and Procedures are publicly available on the Inscape Education Group website: www.inscape.ac
5. SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS:
5.1 Applicable to Degree, Diploma and Higher Certificate students only. 5.2 Applicable to contact (attend lectures at a national Inscape campus) mode of studies ONLY.
5.3 All participants must be eligible to study a Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate (as per their National Senior Certificate or same).
5.4 Entrants must be able to start studying at one of the national Inscape campuses. 5.5 Applications are open to South African and non-South African citizens.
5.6 Non-South African citizens must produce a study permit in the name of Inscape Education Group which is valid for the full duration of the chosen course.
5.7 Non-South African students need to process their own study visa applications as well as all equivalency and exemption certificates required for application to the institution through SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) and USaf (Universities South Africa).
5.8 In the case where a partial scholarship is awarded, Non-South African citizens must either pay the remainder of the fees in full (As per DHET requirements) or provide proof that the account payer is a South African Citizen and has a South African bank account.
5.9 Scholarship candidates must complete their studies in no more than 3 years for the Bachelor of Design Degree and Diploma courses. Higher certificate students have one year to complete their studies.
5.10 Scholarship students’ must submit their National Senior Certificate to Inscape once they have received it.
5.11 Should the students not have met the minimum requirements for entrance into the programme applied for, the student will forfeit their scholarship.
5.12 Inscape Education Group will award partial or full scholarships to selected students and this will include the provision of the study pack, MacBook/Laptop option (as per the programme applied for) as well as all insurances on devices. The devices remain the property of Inscape Education Group (Pty) Ltd. Scholarship students are held accountable for the study pack and equipment that Inscape has provided to them. Equipment must be looked after and maintained.
5.14 If negligence is proven upon return of the equipment the student will be held liable to replace the equipment provided by Inscape Education Group.
5.15 Scholarship students who receive partial scholarships are expected to ensure that their fees are up to date and communicate any problems that may arise through the right channels following the correct procedures.
5.16 Partial scholarship students who drop out, will be held liable pro rata for the tuition received to date. They will also be required to return the MacBook/Laptop, A5 wacom tablet, software and textbooks issued to them by Inscape Education Group.
5.17 Should beneficiaries who have been awarded 100% scholarships, fail or drop out of the program, they will be required to return the MacBook/Laptop, A5 Wacom tablet, software and textbooks issued to them by Inscape Education Group.
5.18 The scholarship funds are non-transferable and beneficiaries chosen are final and subject to Inscapes discretion.
5.19 Upon successful completion of the programme, scholarship students will also be required to return the MacBook/Laptop, A5 Wacom tablet and software issued to them by Inscape Education Group.
5.20 Scholarship funds exclude monthly consumables, transport, parking fees, admin fees, transfer or resubmission fees and accommodation.
5.21 Consideration for continuation on the scholarship program, the awarded students must meet the minimum promotion requirements of 1st and 2nd year (applicable to Degree and Diploma entries)
5.22 Scholarship students are Inscape ambassadors and as such are required to act in an acceptable manner. This includes but is not limited to passing all modules, submitting assignments by the required deadlines, class punctuality and acceptable attendance of lectures presented (as per Inscape Policies and Procedures)
5.23 As Inscape ambassador’s, scholarship students will also be expected to get involved with institutional and promotional activities on campus.
5.24 Scholarship students are expected to act in line with Inscape’s Policies and Procedures as well as the student’s code of conduct laid out in the institutional handbook.
5.25 Should the student not comply with the rules & regulations above and adhere to Inscape Education Groups Student Code of Conduct as well as Policies and Procedures the scholarship will be withdrawn and all cancellation policies apply.
6. FINANCIALLY ASSISTED STUDENTS
6.1 Financial Assistance may be considered by the institution for current students, by application only.
6.2 Applicants must have an average academic mark of at least 60% and 80% attendance for the past year.
6.3 Financial Assistance excludes monthly consumables, transport, parking fees, accommodation and any other additional fees such as late submission fees, deferment fees, transfer fees and the like.
6.4 The financial assistance is non-transferable.
6.5 Should financial assistance be granted, the agreement will be for the current academic year applied for and continuing financial assistance is dependent on the academic performance and student conduct evaluations at the end of each term and is granted at the discretion of the
Inscape Board of Directors.
6.6 Should the student not comply with the rules & regulations as per the above or adhere to Inscape Education Groups Student Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures the financial assistance will be withdrawn and the student will be held liable for the tuition fees received to date (in
the case of partial financial assistance) as well as a fee for the study pack provided
7. ADDITIONAL 2ND & 3RD YEARS FEES
7.1 Should a current 2nd or 3rd year student discontinue their studies with the institution, they will be charged a fee pro rata to the month’s tuition received plus a fee for the study pack issued relevant to the year and programme enrolled for (refer to the fees publicly displayed on the website)