You can subscribe every week for the duration of your choice, subject to availability.
Courses start on Mondays (except on public holidays).
Ecole Suisse Internationale de Paris est open from Monday to Friday.
The school will be closed on the following French public holidays :
Monday 1st January (New Year's Day)
Monday 2nd April (Easter)
Tuesday 1st May (Labour Day)
Thursday 10th May (Ascension)
Monday 21st May (Pentecost)
Wednesday 15 August (Assumption)
Thursday 1st November (All Saints Day)
If the course interferes with public holidays, prices are adjusted (the price of the classes corresponding to the public holiday will be deducted from the total price).
General terms-Individual enrolment
Enrolment and tuition fees
Any person wishing to attend a course has to fill in the application form and therefore accepts the terms of enrolment.
Ecole Suisse Internationale in PARIS hosts people over 18 years old (17-year-olds under condition). For any enrolment involving minors, a parental discharge supplied by our administration office must be filled in.
As soon as it receives and validates your enrolment, Ecole Suisse Internationale sends a statement of expenses by mail, indicating the bank details. Eurochecks or checks from a foreign bank, as well as certain types of transfers are subjected to important charges which we are obliged to add to the initial fees. The fees are to be paid in Euro at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course. No proof of enrolment (necessary for any visa application) will be sent before reception of the bank transfer (or of a copy of the order of transfer for any late registration).
Ecole Suisse Internationale is an activity of Cercle Commercial Suisse, a non-profit organization established in 1881. Any person enrolled in a course is a member of the organization. Management and subscription fees : €65
Cancellation – Refund policy
Any enrolment that has not been cancelled 6 weeks before the beginning of the course is considered definitive.
Cancellation before the beginning of the course
For any cancellation announced more than 5 weeks before the beginning of the course or due to a visa refusal, École Suisse Internationale refunds the pre-paid sums, minus a €150 deduction for administrative costs.
For any cancellation announced less than five weeks before the course :
- for 1-to-2-week courses : no refund
- for courses of 3 weeks or more : 2 weeks will not be refunded.
Cancellation during the course period
The payment for the courses interrupted by the student before the end of the projected period is fully due, except for extraordinary situations. The services that have not been used (courses, activities or cultural excursions), whether partly or entirely, will not be refunded.
Any refund request must be formulated by letter addressed to the head of Ecole Suisse Internationale and must indicate the bank details of the account to be credited.
Homestay. Cancellation made :
- at less than 1 week before the beginning of the stay : 70% of the due sum is not refunded.
- between 1 and 3 weeks before the beginning of the stay : 50 % of the due su mis not refunded.
- between 3 and 4 weeks before the beginning of the stay : 20 % of the due sum is not refunded.
Any initiated stay is fully due. The sums for the stays that are initiated late, or are interrupted before their projected end, are fully due. Unused services such as meals will not be refunded.
One-room apartment. Cancellation or modification intervening less than 5 weeks before the beginning of the rental contract :
- for stays of 4 weeks or less : 2 weeks are due ;
- for stays over 4 weeks = 4 weeks are due.
All students, or the parents or legal tutors of minor students must also subscribe an insurance policy for disease/accident + repatriation and public civil liability,and must provide proof of insurance.
For apartment accommodation, the student must subscribe insurance and provide the certificate of multi-risk house insurance, valid for France. We also recommend signing cancellation insurance.
Public holidays and annual vacation
Ecole Suisse Internationale will be closed for the following French public holidays :
1st January – 2nd April – 1st May – 10th May – 21st May -15th August – 1st November 2018. Prices will be adjusted for the courses taking place over these periods .
Classes are maintained on 8th May. The school in Paris will be closed for vacation from Saturday 22nd December 2018 up to and including Sunday 6 January 2019.
Absence and lateness
Class-attendance is compulsory. The school will only tolerate 5 % of unjustified absences over the entire course.
For students holding a visa, the school is under obligation of informing the police headquarters after 2 days of unjustified absence (certificate from employer, medical certificate, etc.).
Punctuality is a norm in our school. If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a class, he/she will not be accepted until the following break.
Every student will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the course provided the student has attended at least 95% of the course (except for extraordinary situations or sickness).
For every enrolment, École Suisse Internationale provides a proof of enrolment, which is necessary to get a visa. In no case will the school be held accountable for a visa refusal. Every student must contact the French embassy or consulate in his/her country to learn the conditions for visa attributions.
Group and mini-group registration
Conditions for group registration are the same in Paris and in Dijon. So, please refer to following pages.