Terms and Conditions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses delivered in or into Hong Kong.

Effective from 26 April 2019

Please note that these terms and conditions (these "HK Terms") apply only to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, programmes and modules designed and delivered by The University of Law Limited (No.07933838), or its business faculty, the University of Law Business School (together "the University") in or, (for online delivery) into Hong Kong (each referred to in these HK Terms as a "HK Course" and together, the "HK Courses").

By reserving a place on one of the HK Courses you enter into a legally binding contract with the University which can only be varied by agreement in writing. You accept and agree to be bound by these HK Terms which include the fee schedule relating to your HK Course (the "Fee Schedule"). All Fee Schedules are attached as Appendix I to these HK Terms.

Your acceptance may create cost implications and financial commitments. Please refer to paragraphs 3 and 4 of these HK Terms for further details.

Terms and conditions

1. Confirmation of your place

Upon the University’s receipt of your acceptance, your contract with the University, and any applicable cooling off period, will commence immediately. Your place will be confirmed automatically.

2. Non-financial obligations

a) By reserving a place on your HK Course you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with:

  • all University policies published and as they may be updated from time to time on the University’s website including (without limitation), policies concerning Accessibility, Cookies and Privacy, Data Protection (including the Data Protection Declaration), Data Retention, Disability Support, Diversity, Intermission, Modern Slavery, Safeguarding, Student Charter, Student Discipline (including the Student Discipline Regulations), Terms and Conditions of Website Use, Vacancy Advertising Service and Website Disclaimer;
  • all rules and regulations relating to your HK Course contained in the student handbook including (without limitation) attendance and disciplinary rules, IT, exam rules, assessment regulations and appeals;
  • all eligibility requirements of the relevant regulatory or validating body for your HK Course as detailed in your offer documentation, including (in each case without limitation and where applicable), obtaining membership, compliance with any "character and suitability" criteria and disclosure of past criminal convictions;
  • our academic, language and other eligibility requirements for your HK Course; and
  • any disability support agreements applicable to your HK Course.

b) If you are currently studying for an entry qualification for your HK Course and fail one or more assessments or fail to achieve the grade required to meet the conditions (if any) of your offer, you should confirm this via e-mail to admissions@law.ac.uk as soon as possible – it may affect your eligibility to start your HK Course and failure to promptly notify can have fee implications.

3. HK Course fees

a) HK Course fees include: tuition, interactive learning resources, and first attempt examination or assessment fees.

b) HK Course fees exclude: reassessments which will be charged for separately.

c) Current fees for your HK Course are detailed in your offer and can be seen in your Fee Schedule. We review our fees on an annual basis, taking into account UK inflation rates and other costs. Your Fee Schedule and the University of Law Hong Kong undergraduate and postgraduate instalment options schedules (each an "Instalment Options Schedule") will be periodically updated once the fees for the forthcoming academic year are finalised and made available on the HK Course pages of the University’s website. The Instalment Options Schedules are attached as Appendix II to these HK Terms.

d) If you are exempted from any part of your HK Course, your HK Course fees will be detailed in separate documentation and correspondence along with details of payment and cancellation, all of which form part of these HK Terms.

e) If, for any reason, a deposit is required for your HK Course (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule, the "Deposit"), this will be clearly indicated on your Fee Schedule and also confirmed to you on receipt of your offer letter.

f) For some HK Courses, HK Course fees will be payable no earlier than the date falling three months before your enrolment date. If this applies to your HK Course, this will be clearly indicated on your Instalment Options Schedule and also confirmed to you on receipt of your offer letter.

g) Tuition fees are likely to increase for every new academic year and for new intakes of each HK Course.

h) HK Course fees must be paid in accordance with the Fee Schedule or as detailed separately above.

i) The University will acknowledge your HK Course fee payments within 30 days of receipt.

j) Late payment may lead to cancellation of your HK Course place by the University.

k) If you have financial sponsorship and, for any reason, you are required to pay a Deposit, you should pay such Deposit yourself and then claim the amount from your sponsor.

l) Please note that even if someone other than you makes any payment, or agrees to make any payment on your behalf, you remain liable for full payment until the University has received cleared funds. Any rights the University may have against the payer are not affected.

m) If you have been awarded a University of Law scholarship, bursary, award or promotional discount or a University of Law Business School award (each an "Award"), you will receive your Award according to the specific terms and conditions applicable to that Award.

n) In the event that you need to take a reassessment you must pay the prescribed fee on registration for the reassessment.

o) If you do not pay your HK Course fees or reassessment fees in accordance with these HK Terms, the University reserves the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on your HK Course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked, or withhold assessment or reassessment results and materials for your HK Course.

4. Cancellation, liability and refunds

a) Cancellation of this contract occurs when you cancel your HK Course place, or if the University cancels this contract for one of the reasons (e)(i) – (xiii) listed below ("Cancellation").

All HK Courses other than the Online iLLM and the Online MSc in Law

b) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see your Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these HK Terms. The relevant "First Term Fee Liability", "Second Term Fee Liability" and "Third Term Fee Liability" dates for your HK Course are set out in your Fee Schedule.

c) If you cancel your place on any date that is before the end of any applicable cooling off period, any Deposit you have paid (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be refunded to you and you will not be liable to pay your Annual Tuition Fee (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule).

d) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or before the No Annual Fee Liability date for your HK Course but after any applicable cooling off period has ended, any Deposit you have paid (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be non-refundable but you will not be liable to pay your Annual Tuition Fee.

e) If you cancel your place, on any date that is on or after the First Fee Liability date but before the Second Fee Liability date for your HK Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) one third of your Annual Tuition Fee, your full Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your HK Course and this has not already been paid) and your full SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your HK Course and this has not already been paid).

f) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or after the Second Fee Liability date but before the Third Fee Liability date for your HK Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) one third of your Annual Tuition Fee, your full Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your HK Course and this has not already been paid) and your full SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your HK Course and this has not already been paid).

g) If you cancel your place, on any date that is on or after the Third Fee Liability date, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) the entire balance of your Annual Tuition Fee, your Deposit (if you are required to pay a Deposit for your HK Course and this has not already been paid) and any SRA/BSB fee (if you are required to pay such a fee for your HK Course and this has not already been paid).

The Online iLLM and the Online MSc in Law

h) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see your Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation, or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these HK Terms. The relevant "No Individual Module Fee Liability" and "Individual Module Fee Liability" dates for your HK Course are set out in your Fee Schedule.

i) If you cancel your place on any date that is before the end of any applicable cooling off period, your Deposit will be refunded to you and you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Individual Module Fee (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule).

j) If you cancel your place on any date that is on or before the No Individual Module Fee Liability date for your HK Course but after any applicable cooling off period has ended, your Deposit will be non-refundable but you will not be liable to pay any unpaid balance of your Individual Module Fee.

k) If you cancel your place on any date that is after the No Individual Module Fee Liability date and on or before the Individual Module Fee Liability date for your HK Course, you will be liable to pay (on the date set out in your Fee Schedule) your Individual Module Fee (which includes your Deposit).

All HK Courses

l) If you cancel during the cooling off period but your HK Course has already started, the University can charge for materials provided and a reasonable pro-rata fee.

m) Fees are not refundable other than in the circumstances described below.

How to cancel

n) To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement. This can be done by electronically completing and submitting the model cancellation form or any other clear statement on the Cancellation and Deferrals Portal of the University’s website at https://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/CancellationsAndDeferrals (a "Webpage Cancellation").

o) You can also inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement sent by email to admissions@law.ac.uk (up to the end of HK Course Week 2) or to the University of Law Hong Kong campus or as otherwise directed in the Fee Schedule (from the start of HK Course Week 3). You may use the University's model cancellation form but it is not obligatory to do so (an "Email Cancellation").

p) You cannot cancel by telephone or otherwise.

q) If you send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation, we will communicate to you an acknowledgement of receipt of such a cancellation by email without delay. We recommend you keep a copy of your acknowledgement.

r) The Admissions teams acknowledge receipt of all e-mails within 24 hours of receipt. If you send an e- mail and do not receive this acknowledgement please either re-send your e-mail or contact us on 0800 28997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or +85258030711 (Hong Kong).

s) To meet a cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation before the end of the cancellation period (being the cooling off period, the "First Term Fee Liability" date, the "Second Term Fee Liability" date or the "Third Term Fee Liability" date for your HK Course as appropriate and as each set out in your Fee Schedule).

Cancellation by the University

t) the University reserves the right to refuse or withdraw an offer or cancel your accepted place on your HK Course for any of the following reasons:

  1. If you have not paid your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) and/or your HK Course fees in accordance with these HK Terms, your Fee Schedule and the Instalment Options Schedule (where applicable).
  2. If you have any outstanding debt owed to the University in respect of any other courses designed by or delivered by the University.
  3. If you are paying by direct debit and the direct debit payment is cancelled or fails.
  4. If you have not met the eligibility criteria for your HK Course.
  5. If your offer of a place is conditional and you have not met the requirements of your conditional offer.
  6. If you fail to take up your place at the start of your HK Course.
  7. If you fail to attend in accordance with University requirements.
  8. If you are found to have committed gross misconduct or found guilty of a serious criminal offence.
  9. If there are not enough students confirmed on your HK Course or if the number of students confirmed on your HK Course exceeds the number of places available on your HK Course.
  10. If the running or continuation of your HK Course becomes unviable or practically impossible for the University.
  11. If the registration of your HK Course is cancelled by the Registrar of Non-local Higher and Professional Education Courses.

u) If the University is unable to run your HK Course or cancels your place for the reasons listed in sub-paragraphs (ix) or (x) above, it will refund in full all the fees of your cancelled HK Course including your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason). The University cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

v) If the University is unable to run your HK Course or cancels your place for the reason listed in sub-paragraph (xi) above, it will refund in full all the fees of your cancelled HK Course including your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) within one month of the registration of the HK Course being cancelled

5. Deferral

a) Deferral may not be available on all HK Courses and there is no automatic right to defer.

b) Any Deferral request to defer must be made on the Cancellation and Deferrals Portal of the University’s website at https://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/CancellationsAndDeferrals.

c) Deferral will generally be permitted by the University (entirely at its discretion) once only.

d) Payments of your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) and your HK Course fees must be up to date at the time of your request.

e) Upon Deferral your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) will be retained and carried over.

f) If your HK Course is not either the Online iLLM or the Online MSc in Law and you request to defer after the No Annual Fee Liability date for your HK Course but on or before the First Fee Liability date for your HK Course (as each is set out in your Fee Schedule) you must pay one third of your Annual Tuition Fee and your Deposit (if this is not already paid and you have been required to pay one for any reason).

g) If your HK Course is not either the Online iLLM or the Online MSc in Law and you request to defer after the Individual Module Fee Liability date for your HK Course (as set out in your Fee Schedule) you must pay your Individual Module Fee.

h) HK Course fees on the later HK Course may increase.

i) The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your request to defer has been approved and your fee liability.

6. Intermission

A request to intermit is an application to cancel your reserved HK Course place and reserve a new place on a later HK Course on these same Terms, returning at an appropriate point in the later HK Course as notified to you by the University ("Intermission").

a) Intermission may not be available on all HK Courses and there is no automatic right to intermit.

b) You may request to intermit your reserved place after the end of HK Course Week 2.

c) Intermission will generally be permitted by the University (entirely at its discretion) once only and for a maximum of one year only, in accordance with the Intermitting policy.

d) Any Intermission request will incur a non-refundable Intermission fee of £300 (or other reasonable fee as may be set by the University from time to time to cover its administrative expenses).

e) Any Intermission request must be made via e-mail to the University of Law Hong Kong campus or as otherwise directed.

f) Payments of your HK Course fee instalments must be up to date at the time of your request (including payment of your Deposit should you have been required to pay one for any reason). Any HK Course fees due at the date of your request are not refundable.

g) HK Course fees on the later HK Course may increase.

h) The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your Intermission has been approved and your fee liability.

7. Transfer

A request to transfer is an application to transfer to another HK Course and/or mode of study of a HK Course on these same Terms ("Transfer"). Any right to transfer to another University campus is expressly excluded under these HK Terms and outside the scope of "Transfer".

a) Transfer is not available on all HK Courses and there is no automatic right to Transfer.

b) You may request to Transfer before or after the commencement of your HK Course. To aid student mobility undergraduate students are permitted to transfer once after HK Course Week 3 without incurring a Transfer fee.

c) A Transfer request made up until the start of Course Week 3 must be made via e-mail to the relevant address below, explaining why you wish to Transfer and the HK Course and/or mode of study to which you wish to Transfer. Please include your full name and/or student reference number in your e-mail. All requests should be sent by e-mail to: admissions@law.ac.uk

d) From the start of HK Course Week 3 Transfer requests must be made via e-mail to the University of Law Hong Kong campus or as otherwise directed. We recommend you keep a copy of this e-mail.

e) Payments of your HK Course fee instalments must be up to date at the time of your request. If you have been required to pay a Deposit for any reason, this will be retained and carried over. Any fees due at the date of your request are not refundable.

f) HK Course fees on the other HK Course and/or mode of study may increase.

g) All Transfer requests will be considered by the University on a case by case basis. The University will confirm via e-mail whether or not your request to Transfer has been approved and your fee liability.

8. English language requirements

If, you have met our English language requirements, but our contact with you prior to or during your HK Course leads us to reasonably believe that your English language ability would be likely to seriously jeopardise your success on your HK Course, we may ask you to demonstrate your English language ability by undertaking a Pearson or IELTS test at our expense. If you do not meet the minimum Pearson/IELTS scores stated for your HK Course on the University’s website, the University will be entitled to withdraw you from your HK Course. In such circumstances, the University will have no liability to you but will refund to you any HK Course fees you have already paid minus your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason).

If you have any concerns about this you must contact admissions@law.ac.uk as soon as possible.

9. General

a) These Terms (including any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these HK Terms) are governed by English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

b) the University may transfer its rights and obligations under these HK Terms to any successor in title to its business or to any entity to which a substantial part of its business is transferred, and you authorise the University as your agent to enter into an agreement with such successor or entity in substantially the same form as this agreement to procure that such successor or entity succeeds to all rights and obligations of the University under these HK Terms. Alternatively, and at the University’s sole discretion, you agree that you will execute any deed of novation that the University reasonably requests to give effect to such transfer.

c) Failure or delay by the University to exercise any of its rights or remedies (full or partial) under these HK Terms shall not constitute any form of waiver.

d) The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver your HK Course in accordance with the description given to it on the HK pages of the University’s website at the date of its commencement. However, the University reserves the right to make any variations to your HK Course which it considers to be necessary including (without limitation):

e) to reflect changes to the theory in an area of research or practices around the subject or its delivery;

f) as a result of a commissioning or accrediting body requiring certain content to be added to or changed within your HK Course;

g) if your educational experience would be or would be likely to be impaired if changes were not made to your HK Course.

h) Changes made by the University may include changes to the content and structure of your HK Course as well as the location, dates, times and method of its delivery. Nevertheless, prior to making any change to your HK Course which would, in the University’s reasonable opinion result in you receiving a materially different service to that which you agreed when accepting your place on your HK Course (a "substantial change"), the University will notify you in writing. If any change we propose would amount to a substantial change, you will be given the opportunity to (i) Transfer to a different HK Course (save for those HK Courses where Transfer is not permitted under these HK Terms) or (ii) withdraw from your HK Course without further liability, in each case by giving the University written notice within 14 days of being notified of such substantial change. Where you have so notified the University that you wish to withdraw from your HK Course, the University will refund in full any instalments of your HK Course fees already paid, including any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason). The University accepts no liability for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

i) These Terms (which include your Fee Schedule, the Instalment Options Schedule (where applicable), any other documentation which has been expressly incorporated by these HK Terms or the Fee Schedule and any separate offer documentation and correspondence received by you and stated as forming part of these HK Terms pursuant to paragraphs 3(c) and 4(c) of these HK Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and the University. By accepting your place on your HK Course, you confirm that you have not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) other than as expressly set out in these HK Terms.

If you accepted your place on your HK Course prior to 26 April 2019, the above Terms and Conditions will not apply to you. If you have not previously been sent your applicable terms and conditions you can obtain a copy by e-mailing admissions@law.ac.uk.

 

APPENDIX I – FEE SCHEDULES

APPENDIX II – INSTALMENT OPTIONS SCHEDULES