Divinity Short Courses Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for Divinity Short Courses for Church People

Minimum Age for Enrolment

Please note, the minimum age for enrolment on Short Courses for Church People is 16 years at the course start date.

Application Process, Payment and Fees

  1. Applications are only accepted via our online booking form and should be made before the stated application deadline.
  2. Full payment of fees must be made to confirm your place on a course.
  3. Enrolments must be made by the person who will be attending the course, we cannot process enrolments made on behalf of another person

Cancellation of Courses and Changes to Courses, by the School of Divinity

  1. Though unlikely, we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel courses. Reasons for this may be, but not restricted to, low enrolment numbers, weather warnings and teacher availability.
  2. Publicised course teachers (web and print form) may be subject to change due to teacher unavailability. Where there is a change in teacher, we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible in advance of individual classes or the course start date.
  3. We may be required to cancel an individual class at short notice. Reasons for this may be, but not limited to, teacher absence, weather warnings, or unforeseen building/facility issues. Wherever possible we will endeavour to offer a replacement class at the end of the course on the usual class day and time.

The University of Edinburgh is not responsible for any additional costs you may have incurred, including costs for travel or accommodation, as a result of cancelled or rescheduled courses.

Cancellations and Refunds – Student Cancellations

  1. Once you have made payment for the Course Fees, you are deemed to have a contract with the School of Divinity. You have the right to cancel this contract with us. The cancellation period will expire at the end of 14 days after you have made payment.
  2. In the event that you wish to cancel or amend your course place, please note: 

    If you cancel within 14 days of making payment we will refund fees in full, minus the cost of classes you have attended

    If you withdraw from the course after 14 days of making payment we will not be able to refund any course fees paid

    We will consider requests for refund out-with the 14 days cancellation period for exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis, for example if you can demonstrate extenuating personal circumstances which prohibit you from attending

  3. Students should be aware that out-with the 14 day cancellation period, there is no automatic right to cancel and obtain a refund.
  4. Please note you must inform us of your decision to cancel in a clear statement by sending an email to NewCollege@ed.ac.uk.

Cancellations and Refunds – Cancellation by Us

  1. We may cancel your course place if we fail to recruit our minimum level of enrolments or if circumstances beyond our reasonable control prevent us from delivering it.
  2. At the time of course cancellation, we will offer you an alternative course (subject to their being places available) or refund in full the fees paid by you.
  3. Following cancellation of individual classes, if we are unable to provide a replacement class or you are unable to attend a replacement class, we will provide a refund at the end of the course equivalent to the value of the lost class, based on the course fee you have paid.

Refund Processing

In the event that a refund is made, reimbursements to you will be processed via epay using the original payment method.

Code of Student Conduct

By enrolling on a Short Course at the School of Divinity, you will be required to comply with the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

This code sets out expectations for student behaviour and also the procedures used by the University in order to resolve matters when student’s behaviour is unacceptable.

Your Data

The University may use any information which you provide during the application process to compile statistics which may be published or passed to a governmental or regulatory body.

Complaints Any complaints should be made in writing and sent via email to NewCollege@ed.ac.uk. Formal complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the University’s complaints procedure. More details are available from the University’s Academic Services.