Accommodation Changes and Cancellations
If you cancel or change your accommodation booking at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we will refund all payments received except for the £40 Accommodation Finding Fee which is non-refundable.
If you cancel your accommodation less than 15 days before arrival you will be charged the Accommodation Finding Fee (£35) plus the £200 non-refundable deposit.
Please note that for students requiring a visa, no accommodation will be booked until we receive notification that the visa application has been successful.
UIC accepts no responsibility if the requested accommodation is not available at that time but will endeavour to find a suitable alternative. If a student insists on a firm accommodation booking before a visa application is made and that application turns out to be unsuccessful then cancellation fees will apply.
If we have arranged your accommodation and you wish to delay your arrival, a second Accommodation Finding Fee (£40) may be charged. In this case we must receive sufficient notice (2 weeks) to cancel the accommodation. If this does not happen you may have to pay for this period before you arrive.
In some cases there are no cancellation arrangements possible. If the school is asked to arrange accommodation in a hostel or hotel with no cancellation policy the student or their agent will be notified in advance and before any booking is made.
Please note that UIC can accept no responsibility for the availability of requested accommodation.
If you cancel your accommodation less than 15 days before you arrive or during your course, you will lose your accommodation finding fee of £40 plus you will have to pay cancellation fees, which will vary according to the type of accommodation booked. Please note that some residences do not allow cancellation after arrival and you may have to pay the full fee with no refund. We will make this clear to you on booking.
Changes to accommodation fees
Accommodation charges may change from time to time. If the costs change after you have made a booking online we may need to invoice you for any additional cost.
Changes to accommodation charges in 2012
If you book a course and accommodation on line to be taken in 2013 and you book it before the end of 2012 the prices charged for accommodation in 2013 may increase and you may be asked to pay for any increase.