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Cancellations and Refunds

Student’s Right to Cancel

Students may cancel their enrolment at any time before their end date by notifying GIA admissions by mail or in person at 3rd Floor, New World Tower II, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong; by email at giahongkong@gia.edu; by phone at +852 3166 7001; or by fax at +852 2334 0567.
Students who wish to withdraw after the class has started should notify the school director.
Students will be withdrawn from class if they fail to return from a leave of absence, do not maintain satisfactory academic progress or are otherwise dismissed due to a violation of GIA policy.
In all cases where a student’s enrollment is terminated (cancellation or withdrawal), refunds are calculated based on the Refund Policy below.

  • Unused books and materials, that are undamaged, are eligible for full refund upon inspection by GIA. Books and materials that are used or not returned in salable condition are not subject to refund.
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered.
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of the cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation.
  • If a refund is due, it will be made to the original remitter within 30 calendar days after GIA receives the notice of cancellation.
  • On Campus, Lab Class, and Blended / Accelerated Refunds

    Students will receive a full refund of all monies paid if the class is cancelled by GIA.
    Students receive a refund of all monies paid if they cancel before the first day of class. Thereafter, a pro rata refund of tuition is calculated based on the percentage of class hours completed by the student.


    Sample tuition refund calculation:

    Total Tuition Paid by Student = 50,000 HKD
    Class Hours = 35; Class Hours Completed = 7
    Percentage Completed = 20% (7 / 35 Class Hours)
    Refund Percentage = 75% of Tuition
    Refund Amount = 37,500 HKD (50,000 HKD x .75)

    Distance Education (Correspondence in Chinese) Refunds

    Students receive a full refund of tuition if they cancel within seven days after signing their enrollment agreement and before submitting the first assignment.
    Thereafter, a pro rata refund of tuition is calculated based on the percentage of the number of assignments submitted for grading and the percentage of the course completion time that has elapsed prior to the end date of the course.


    Sample tuition refund calculation:

    Total Tuition Paid by Student = 50,000 HKD
    Number of required assignments = 20; Assignments submitted = 4 (20%)
    Course completion time = 24 months; Time elapsed = 12 months (50%)
    Refund Percentage = 50% of Tuition
    Refund Amount = 25,000 (50,000 HKD x .50)


    *In the event of discrepancy between the English and the Chinese, the English version shall prevail.

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