The École Suisse Internationale de Paris can welcome new students every week. It is open from Monday to Friday, all year round, except on the dates below.
The École Suisse Internationale de Paris will be closed on the following French public holidays :
- Monday 10 April 2023 - Monday 1 May 2023 - Thursday 18 May 2023 - Monday 29 May 2023 - Wednesday 1 November 2023.
At these times the prices will be adjusted (reduction of the price for the day of the course not taken).
It will also be closed for holidays at the following periods:
- Winter 2022: from 19 December 2022 to 15 January 2023 inclusive - Classes will resume on 16 January 2023
- Summer 2023: Classes will be closed from 3 July to 10 September 2023 inclusive due to work and annual leave - Classes will resume on Monday 11 September 2023
- Winter 2023: Courses closed from 18 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 inclusive - Courses resume on Monday 15 January 2024
- Administrative opening 1 to 2 weeks before the resumption of classes.
General Conditions for individual registration
General Conditions for individual registration. Not applicable to courses explicitly designed for professionals, mini-groups or special groups. In these cases, specific conditions apply, which will be outlined in your initial quote.
Please consult the following page:
Registration and course fees
Anyone wishing to enroll in a course must fill out a registration form and therefore accept the General Conditions.
The École Suisse Internationale in Paris accepts all students aged 18 and over (extended to students aged 17 years under certain conditions). In order to enroll a minor, a parental waiver must be signed - this form can be provided by our school office.
As soon as enrollment has been received and approved, the École Suisse Internationale will forward an email to the student, including an invoice for course fees with our bank details.
All course fees must be paid in full in Euros before classes begin (see process outlined below).
We accept credit card payments, bank transfers, and cheques payable in France (exclusively in Euros). Bank fees, bank commissions or any associated charges are at the cost of the enrollee.
Certain types of bank transfers may incur significant fees. Should we identify additional bank fees associated with your transfer, you will be charged for the amount in full upon arrival at the school.
No proof of enrollment (necessary for all visa requests) can be provided before bank transfers have been processed (or a bank receipt proving the transfer has been made in the case of a late enrollment).
The École Suisse Internationale is an activity promoted by the Cercle Commercial Suisse, a nonprofit association founded in 1881. Administrative costs and membership fee: 70 €, valid for one year for all programs in our schools in Paris, Dijon or online courses.
Registration process and course payment
- All documents required for registration (proficiency test, enrollment form and any other documents requested by the school office) must be received prior to course commencement.
- All indicated fees are valid for 2023 only.
Course cancellation and reimbursement
Prior to course commencement
General case: a fixed fee will be charged in case of cancellation according to the following conditions:
- Cancellation (more than 4 weeks before the start of the course) included: 70 €/participant
- Cancellation (1 to 4 weeks before the start of the course): 180 €/participant
- Cancellation less than 8 days before the start of the course, no refund is due.
- Private lessons: cancellation at least 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise the course is due except in cases of force majeure and on an exceptional basis. No refund or postponement is possible.
Specific case: cancellation due to the health crisis
- Cancellation more than 14 days before the beginning of the course, full refund of the course and registration fees (excluding any bank charges).
- Cancellation less than 15 days before the start of the course, full refund of the course. The registration fee of 70 € will be retained as well as any bank charges.
After course commencement (during the program)
- Once classes have begun, no course fees will be reimbursed under any circumstances, and neither can courses be postponed, with the sole exception of the health crisis. Should courses be cancelled due to reasons associated with the COVID-19 epidemic, or any sanitary measures that come into effect, classes can be either postponed or reimbursed at students’ discretion (excluding the membership fee, which will be retained for administrative purposes. All bank fees continue to remain the responsibility of the enrollee).
- In the event of student absenteeism during a class, teachers will send the course material for that class to the student.
All requests for reimbursement must be addressed in writing to the Director of the École Suisse Internationale, specifying the bank details for the account to be credited. Reimbursements are to be made by bank transfer only. For all international bank transfers outside the European Union and Switzerland, a 50€ flat fee applies.
Conditions regarding the number of students per class (applies only to Paris school)
General Conditions : 4 - 8 students per class (in-person classes at the Paris school)
Classes are organized by proficiency level. All course fees and course loads are proposed for a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8.
Conditions in the case of less than 4 students per class
Once classes have begun, and on an exceptional basis, the number of students may diminish. In this case, course fees remain the same, however, the number of hours will be reduced accordingly and in the following manner:
2 to 3 students per class
- the 3 hours of morning classes are replaced by 2 hours of class
- the 2½-hour afternoon classes are replaced by a 1½-hour class
1 student per class
- the 3 hours of morning classes are replaced by 1 hour of class
- the 2½-hour afternoon classes are replaced by 1 hour of class
The reduction in class hours is compensated by a corresponding increase in individual educational support, due to the improved student-teacher ratio.
Absenteeism – Lateness
- Punctuality is an important school rule. Should a student be any more than 15 minutes late to a class, they will only be allowed to enter the classroom after the next study break.
- In the event of absenteeism or lateness, kindly inform the school office, wherever possible, prior to the beginning of the class, in order to avoid any disturbance to others.
- For those on student visas, the school reserves the right to alert police after 5 unexplained absences (explanations must be officially justified via a formal statement from your employer, a medical certificate, etc.).
Certificate - attendance check
Every day, students must sign an attendance sheet.
A certification attesting to each student’s participation will be delivered individually upon course completion.
Obtaining a visa
The École Suisse Internationale is able to provide - once course fees have been paid in full - the proof of enrollment certificate required for student visa requests. However, should a visa be denied, under no circumstances can the school be held responsible. Each student must consult the French consular service in their respective country of residence to inform themselves of visa requirements.
Cancellation of accommodation and reimbursement
Please consult the Accommodation in Paris page.
Every student (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of a minor) must take out an insurance policy covering medical/accident + travel/repatriation and third-party liability, and be able to provide proof of said policy upon request by school administration. For studio accommodation, students must necessarily have a third-party liability option that covers any and all risks associated with property rentals and which is valid in France.