1. General Requirement
Course participants must be at least 14 years of age for our regular courses. Children courses are organised separately. If the participant is a minor (less than 18 years), a written permission slip is required by his/her parent/guardian.
2. Terms of Payment
If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate. Course and examination registration is conducted on a first come, first serve basis.
3. Course fees
The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.
4. Cancellation and refunds
4.1 The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course: In case of cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of the course, an administrative fee of 10% of the course fee will be charged. In case of cancellation up to three working days prior to the start of the course, ASH will withhold 50% of the course fee. In case of cancellation or withdrawal after the course starts, no refunds and or credit notes for future courses can be issued, regardless of whether or not the student has begun attending the course.
4.2 Cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt at the ASH.
4.3 The course fee is not refundable and non-transferable after commencement of classes.
5. Course level assignment/class size
5.1. Placement in advanced course levels is based on a placement test.
5.2. Our courses have at least 12 and at the most 20 participants. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrolment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students to register before the deadline.
6. Responsibilities of participants
The participants are obliged to comply with the house rules and regulations of ASH.
7. Liability of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus
The liability of ASH and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. ASH also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders, security issues and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
8. Concession in course/examination fee
ASH does not give any kind of concession in the course and examination fee.
9. Participation certificate
At the end of the language course, a course participation certificate can be issued upon request (provided the attendance of the student is above 75%).
10. Rules of conduct
10.1. The students are allowed to enter in the institute premises 15 minutes prior to their scheduled class timing.
10.2. The students are not allowed to sit inside the classrooms after the class has finished.
10.3. The students are only allowed to sit in the class during the lecture. Facilities to study have been provided inside our library, the cafeteria, the TV lounge and the garden.
11. Examination Requirements:
11.1. The examination fee is only refundable and transferable up to the next examination date should a valid reason be provided in writing.
11.2. An official examination certificate will be awarded by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan to those students who have passed their exams. The certificate will be sent approx. 2 weeks after the exams and the spelling of the participant’s details will be according to the spelling provided on the registration form. An spelling mistake due to wrong information provided by the student cannot be accommodated. A new certificate can only be issued after the student has paid 10 Euros.
11.3. Exam candidates who failed in their exam will be issued a failure certificate from the Goethe-Institut upon request.
11.4. The result will be announced by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan.
11.5. Mobile phones are not allowed during the exam neither are visitors or persons accompanying the candidates allowed inside the premises.
12. House Rules of ASH:
12.1. Weapons are not allowed inside the premises.
2.2.The ASH is not responsible for your personal belongings. In case of loss or theft, we do not take any sort of responsibility or liability.
12.3.A thorough security check of both male and female visitors/students/exam candidates is compulsory.
12.4. The ASH is not responsible for parking facilities and for your vehicle.
12.5. Visitors are not allowed to wait for students/exam candidates inside the institute ‘s premises. Students have to be dropped off at the gate and picked up after the class time is over.
12.6. Smoking is not allowed inside the institute’s premises.
12.7. Taking pictures or making videos is not allowed inside the institute’s premises.
The ASH does not provide nor recommend any sort of accommodation facilities and is not associated with any hostel or private provider of accommodation.