Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to the following terms and conditions which become legally binding on acceptance of enrolment by Overseas Summer School.

The School

  • The School is Overseas Summer School. It is assumed that a pupil will, subject to conduct and ability, progress through the Summer School Programme.


  • The parent(s)/guardian(s) are those adults who have legal responsibility for the pupil and are expected to give their support and encouragement to the aims of the School, to uphold and promote its good name, to continue the pupil’s education at home and to ensure that the pupil maintains appropriate standards of punctuality, behaviour, diligence, language and discipline.


Fees are due one month prior to the start of the course date and include:

  • 24 hours of English tuition per week
  • Trinity College Speaking Exam Fee
  • All course material
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance (see above)
  • Two full day excursions and three half day excursions
  • 24 hour supervision and security
  • All meals snacks and laundry
  • BOSS Backpack, cap and end of course certificate
  • Full internet access
  • Access to fully stocked library
  • All transportation to excursions and entry fees
  • Evening activities each day
  • Afternoon activities on non-excursion days


Fees do not include:

  • Optional extras
  • Airport transfers


Payment of Fees

All fees including the deposit and transfers must be paid no later than one month before the start of the course. Bookings and transfers will not be confirmed until all fees have been paid in full.

The course fees must be paid in full if documentation is required in support of a visa application. Students will not be permitted to start the course unless full payment has been received.

Minimum Number Policy

Overseas Summer School reserves the right to cancel any of our courses if we have not reached our minimum number of students in order to run the course. This relates mainly to BOSS plus B.F.A. and BOSS plus Paris course were we must have a minimum number of 10 participants in order to run the course. In a situation that a course may be cancelled due to lack of numbers, a full refund will be given.

Bank Charges

Overseas Summer School is not responsible for any incurred charges when making a payment via bank transfer, credit card or any other means. All costs and/or charges must be covered by the payee to ensure that we receive the full amount payable.

Refund Policy

All refunds will be sent to the account of the Overseas Summer School representative to whom the fees were originally paid or to the individual from whom Overseas Summer School has received the original payment. If a student’s visa application is rejected after payment has been received all fees, excluding any cancellation fees detailed in the Cancellation Policy below, will be refunded within 28 days, provided we receive a visa refusal letter at least two working days before the course is due to start and the student has fulfilled all requirements for a visa application. No refund will be made if a visa rejection is based on a student’s failure to meet the necessary criteria for their chosen visa category.

Cancellation Policy

Overseas Summer School defines cancellation as the period prior to the start of the course. All cancellations must be made in writing to the Summer School Administrator. The following refund policy applies:

Where cancellations are received in writing more than 14 days before the course start date, any fees minus the deposit and airport transfers will be refunded. Where cancellations are received in writing 14 days or less prior to the start of the course, 30% of the fees, the deposit and airport transfers will not be refunded.

Withdrawal Policy

Overseas Summer School defines withdrawal as termination of the course after the course has started. Any withdrawal must be made in writing to the Summer School Administrator. No refund will be given if a decision is made to withdraw from the course after the course start date.


Some students require a student visa or a tourist visa. Students should contact their local Embassy, Consulate or High Commission to ensure that they are allowed to enter and study in their chosen country. Arranging the correct visa is the sole responsibility of the student or agent. No visa support documentation will be provided until all fees have been received.

Accident and Medical Insurance

Students of Overseas Summer School are covered by insurance which is included in the course fees. Our insurance policy is held with ACE European Group Limited under their Studentguard Plus Policy. The insurance covers:

Personal Injury, Medical Expenses, Emergency Repatriation Expenses - including ACE assistance, Personal Belongings, Delayed or Lost Personal Belongings, Money, Emergency Replacement of Passport, Cancellation, Curtailment, Travel Delay (after 12 hours), Missed Departure and Personal Liability.

For more details on our insurance policy, please email:



Overseas Summer School, it’s staff and representatives will not be liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property howsoever caused except where liability is expressly imposed by the law. Overseas Summer School will not be liable in the event that any service contracted to be supplied by Overseas Summer School becomes impossible to supply for any reason or any cause outside of our control.

Suspension and Expulsion

The school reserves the right to suspend and/or expel, without notice, any pupil whose conduct, in the opinion of the Centre Manager, becomes unacceptable for whatever reason. Fees for the remainder of the course will be forfeited and deposits will only be returned after the deduction of expenses. The parent/guardian must then recover any expenses incurred in returning a pupil to his/her place of home.

Drugs & Alcohol Abuse

Overseas Summer School has a strict no drugs or alcohol policy and the school reserves the right to undertake random testing for the use of drugs and alcohol. Any positive result will be assessed at the discretion of the Director or Centre Manager who may suspend or expel the pupil concerned.

Promotional Activity

Students and their parents or guardians, where applicable agree that any photos, quotes and details of achievements may be used for promotional purposes without written consent or notification.

If you wish to discuss anything you have read in our Terms and Conditions or have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.