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 1st April 2024 - Wednesday 1st May 2024 – Monday 20 May 2024 – Friday 1st November 2024, Monday 11 November 2024.
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 2023: from 15 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 inclusive. Classes will resume on 15 January 2024.
- Summer 2024: Classes will be closed from Friday 20 July to Sunday 25 August 2024 inclusive (Olympic games). Classes will resume on Monday 26 August 2024.
- Winter 2024: Courses closed from 21 December 2024 to 12 January 2025 inclusive - Courses resume on Monday 13 January 2025.
- 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.
1. Program fees
- All indicated fees are valid for 2024 only.
Please consult the following page:
2. Registration and course fees
- Anyone wishing to enroll in a course must fill out a registration form and therefore accept the General Conditions.
- 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.
- 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 send an email to the student, including an invoice for course fees indicating the various means of payment and 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) as well as online payments by credit card. 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. Registration fees : 75€, valid for one year for all programs in our schools in Paris, Dijon or online courses.
3. Course cancellation and reimbursement
Prior to course commencement
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: 75 €/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.
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.
- 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.
Cancellation of accommodation and reimbursement
Please consult the Accommodation in Paris page.
4. 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 a 1½-hour 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.
5. Involvement during lessons
- For optimum personal progress and class cohesion, each student must do the work required by the teachers, be attentive and participate actively during the lesson.
6. Attendance monitoring and certificates
- Every day, the teacher fills in an attendance sheet. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each student at the end of the course.
7. Absenteeism – Lateness
- Punctuality is an important rule at school. In exceptional circumstances, we tolerate delays of up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes students are not accepted into class until the next break.
- In the event of absence or lateness, the school must be informed, if possible, before the start of the class to facilitate its smooth procedure. The teacher will provide the work done in class so that it can be made up at home, in order to ensure proper monitoring of activities.
- 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.).
- The Ecole Suisse Internationale reserves the right to exclude any student whose behaviour or actions disrupt lessons, the running of the school or the peace of mind of other students and staff.
9. 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.
- 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.