Terms and Conditions for the LLB and Certificate of Higher Education at the Institute for English Law

In this agreement:
  1. “the Institute” is the Institute for English Law,
  2. “the University” is the University of London external System
  3. “you” is the student applying for or enrolled in the programme of LL.B. or Certificate of Higher Education offered by the University of London and in the tuition and tutorial programme offered by the Institute in Helsinki.

  1.   Fees are due to the Institute for tuition and tutorials offered by the Institute, these are paid direct to English Law Institute.
  2.  Tuition fees are due to the Institute based on a fee for each subject studied
    A. Tuition fees cover tuition and tutorials and the use of facilities provided by the Institute.
    B. The Institute may charge additional fees for other services and materials.
    C. The Institute reviews the fees every year and reserves the right to change them following such a      review.
    D. Tuition fees, either in full one instalment or first instalment of two or four instalments, must be      paid by 15 October
    E. If you are receiving a contribution from an employer or sponsor, you must arrange for the Institute to receive payment from them by the due date and you must pay any fees not covered by your employer or sponsor by the due date.
    F. If you are in receipt of a grant from Students’ Finance (KELA), you must provide the Institute with details of the award and you must pay any fees not covered by the grant by the due dates.
 3.  Payment of all fees remains your personal responsibility irrespective of the any agreement you may have with an employer or sponsor or your eligibility for a grant.

Withdrawal and refunds of fees
1.  You may give the Institute written notice to withdraw from the programme of tuition. The timing of the receipt of this notice determines what (if any) refund of fees will be made and your liability to pay any unpaid fees 
  • Institute receives your written notice during the period 1 to 24 October: No refund of first fall semester fees (and you remain liable to pay any unpaid first semester fees) but you cease to be liable to pay unpaid fees for the second spring semester.
  • Institute received your written notice after 24 October: No refund of fees already paid and you remain liable to pay unpaid fees for the whole year (fall and spring semester).
2.  Where the reason for the withdrawal is serious illness or other serious extenuating circumstances which prevent you from studying, the Institute will in its discretion consider what (if any) refund of fees should be made.
3.  This agreement may be terminated by the institute and you will be required to withdraw from the Institute’s programme of tuition and tutorials without refund of fees paid and remaining liable to pay any unpaid fees if:
    A. You breach the regulations of the University
    B. Your academic performance is wholly unsatisfactory
    C. You fail to pay fees in accordance with this agreement
    D. You fail to conform to a reasonable standard of behaviour in relation to tuition and tutorials
    E. Your conduct brings the Institute into disrepute
    F. You are convicted or accept a caution for a criminal offence
    G. In the reasonable opinion of the Institute, you have failed to provide the Institute with all relevant information, or have supplied false or misleading information, relating to your application.

4.  Neither you nor the Institute shall be liable to each other for any failure or delay in performing obligations, if the failure or delay is due to cause beyond that party’s reasonable control, for example, pandemic, earthquake, flood, weather, act of God, or of public enemies, national emergency, invasion, insurrection, riots, industrial disputes, strikes, telecommunications failure, boycott, national or supranational government agency or official.

Changes to the programme of tuition

1.  The Institute will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver tuition in accordance with the descriptions set out in its website. The Institute, however, reserves the right to make variations to the programme contents and methods of delivery, both before and after your application or enrolment with the Institute if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the Institute.

2.  If there are not sufficient enrolments to make the whole or part of the programme of LLB tuition viable, the Institute reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole or part of the programme of tuition and tutorials. Any cancellation or postponement will be announced before 1 January of the academic year. If this situation arises:

    A. The Institute will use all reasonable endeavours to put in place alternative support if you choose to continue as a s student of the University by distance learning (for which it may charge reasonable fees)
    B. The Institute will refund any fees you have paid to the Institute for the tuition of cancelled module.
    C. The Institute will not, however, be liable to reimburse any fees due to the University of London, which the Institute has paid on your behalf.

Attendance at tuition

1. You agree to use reasonable diligence to attend and participate in tuition sessions and complete written assignments required by tutors. If you cannot attend a tuition session or submit a written assignment you will inform the instructor promptly.


1.  The Institute may become entitled to take legal action against you (for example to recover an outstanding debt). The Institute will not be liable for any loss or damage, which you may suffer as a result.
2.  Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out or in connection with this agreement shall be finally settled by the Arbitration Court of Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in accordance with its rules on expedited procedure.
3.  The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of a sole arbitrator. The seat of arbitration shall be Tallinn, Estonia. The language of the arbitral proceedings shall be English. This agreement shall be governed by substantive law of Estonian.