International Students fees and charges terms

PAYMENT AND METHODS OF PAYMENT

Please refer to the respective Payment Schedule for details of the Tuition and Fees applicable for the Academic Year and their respective deadlines.

  1. Payment Terms:

    1. Annual Administrative Fees (Non-Refundable)
      • Full payment “Due 14 calendar days upon confirmation of the registration for the academic year “.
    2. Tuition fees
      • Student can choose one of following options:
        • Option 1: Full Payment “Due 30 calendar days prior to the start of the semester”.
        • Option 2: Three Installments supported with irrevocable bank standing order or binding promissory note.
          • First Installment –40% of the semester tuition fees “Due by the 30 calendar days prior to the start of the first semester of the first academic year, and 7 calendar days prior to the start of the semester on the subsequent semester”.
          • Second Installment – 30% of the semester tuition fees “Due 30 calendar Days after the Start of Academic Semester”.
          • Third Installment – 30% of the semester tuition “Due 60 calendar Days after the Start of Academic Semester”.
          • All installments/payments must be fulfilled on the earlier of the above stated timelines.
      • General Tuition Fees Terms:
        • Students who chose Option 2, their registration will be completed, only if the first installment is paid on or before the deadline and submit all the required irrevocable bank standing order or binding promissory note along with the payment of the first installment.
        • Penalties will apply when deadlines are not respected. A charge of AED 500 late payment fees will be applied for each missed deadline.
        • A hold to be placed on the student’s account for outstanding dues, in which the student access will be suspended from the following:
          • Attending classes and using the facilities.
          • Sitting for the final exam/s.
          • Degree, transcripts, clearance/no objection letters, and grades.
        • Students who are expecting to receive any sponsorship / Scholarship will need to pay the fees as per option 1 or option 2 and a refund of the excess amount can be requested upon receiving the sponsorship / Scholarship confirmation.
        • Sponsorships, Scholarships and discounts cannot be considered unless an official communication of the grant is received.
        • Option 2 is not applicable to DU Sports Management Program & Continuous Executive Education program.
        • The student will be having the option to withdraw binding promissory note only upon settling the outstanding balance
    3. University dormitory residence Fees
      • Student who wish to reside in the University dormitory is required to pay a refundable security deposit against any damages into the residence unit caused by the student along with the housing fees. “Due by 7 calendar days prior to the start of the semester”.
      • Student must pay the housing semester fees in full at least 7 calendar days in advance before the move-in date.
      • General University dormitory residence terms:
        • The housing access pass will be issued only if there is no overdue amount from the preceding semester.
        • Failing to pay the housing fees on time will result in placing a housing hold on the student’s account which will lead to suspend the student from:
          • Accessing the dormitory.
          • Degree, transcripts, clearance/no objection letters, and grades.
        • Payments can only be processed and housing access pass will be issued for students during the working hours.
  2. Methods of Payment:

    The following methods of payment are acceptable by the University:

    1. Online Debit/Credit Card Payment
      • Payment can be made through online. Log on to http://space.sorbonne.ae/ with your SUAD User ID and Password.
      • Only Master and Visa cards are accepted as a form of debit/credit cards payments.
    2. Bank Transfers
      • Payment can be made by transferring directly to the University’s bank account via Telex or Swift Transfers, from a bank or any exchange house. All related bank charges will have to be borne by the student.
      • Bank Transfer can be either done in UAE Dirhams “AED” or, U.S. Dollars “USD”. However, if made in U.S. Dollars the exchange rate that has to be used is 1 USD = AED 3.67
      • The following information need to be noted on the transfer instruction form:
        Bank’s Name: First Abu Dhabi Bank
        Account Name: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
        Account Number: 4021003117287047
        IBAN: AE850354021003117287047
        Branch: Main Branch
        Swift: NBADAEAAXXX
        Bank Charges: All on Remitter
      • Student is required to provide Finance Department with the remittance / transfer advice along with the student’s ID#, Name. All to be sent to the following email address. finance-cm@sorbonne.ac.ae. Failure to provide this will result on misallocation of payment remitted in which student account balance will remain outstanding.
    3. Cash payment
      • SUAD Finance department do not accept cash, however cash payment can be done through the bank counters by visiting any of First Abu Dhabi Bank branches in the UAE and provide the following details:
        Bank’s Name: First Abu Dhabi Bank
        Account Name: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
        Account Number: 4021003117287047
        IBAN: AE850354021003117287047
        Purpose of payment: Student/banner ID number, and name.
      • Student is required to provide Finance Department with the remittance / transfer advice along with the student’s ID#, Name. All to be sent to the following email address. finance-cm@sorbonne.ac.ae. Failure to provide this will result on misallocation of payment remitted in which student account balance will remain outstanding.
    4. Cheques
      • Current dated Cheques in UAE Dirhams drawn on a bank operating in the UAE made payable to “Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi”.
      • Cheques can be delivered or mailed to:
        Finance Department
        Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
        P.O. Box 38044, Abu Dhabi
        United Arab Emirates
      • Kindly include the student’s name, student’s banner ID at the back of the cheque.
    5. Debit/Credit Card Payment
      • Payment can be made at the finance office located in first floor of building 2 from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
      • Only Master and Visa Cards are accepted as a form of debit/credit cards payments.
    6. Irrevocable Standing Order
      • Student is required to submit the Irrevocable Bank Standing Order stamped and signed by the bank.
  3. Refund Terms:

    1. Academic Programmes
      • Students who wish to withdraw within the initial 14 calendar days of the start of the academic year, the University will refund the entire amount paid against tuition fee on condition that a withdrawal request is received within 14 calendar days of the start of the semester.
      • If students decide to withdraw after 14 days of the semester, he/she will not be eligible for a refund and will be held liable for the entire semester tuition fees.
      • Administrative fees are not refundable.
      • No refund is applicable for DU Sports Management Program.
      • Student on Probation in the first semester, full amount of the second semester fees paid can be refunded in case student will not be allowed to continue to the second semester.
    2. Non-Registered Attendees – Auditeur Libre
      • Non-Refundable.
    3. Non-Registered Short/Long Duration Course
      • Refund terms applicable will be as per the specific program brochure.
    4. University dormitory
      • Student Booked for Semester occupancy.
        • Student who wish to leave the university dormitory during the residence occupancy period, for refund purposes residence fees will be re-calculated based on monthly rate AED 3,500 per month / weekly rate AED 1,000 per week.
          • Weekly rate will be applicable on any excess days over a month period irrespective of the number of days spent in a week. No refund will be applicable if the student occupied the residence for more than 3 months in the academic semester.
          • Housing deposit can only be refunded at the end of the academic year, only and in case the student decided not to join anymore in the residence.
    5. General University Refund terms:
      • Refund application to be submitted through Sorbonne space http://space.sorbonne.ae/
      • Refund amount will be net of bank transfer fees.
      • Refunds will be processed within 10 working days after refund request submission.
      • Refunds can be made only through bank transfer in UAE Dirhams, payable as specified by student.
      • No refund will be processed due to overpayment and it will be carried forward against the next semester or academic year tuition fees except for the following situations:
        • Graduating students, or
        • Withdrawing students, or
        • Students who are receiving scholarship or sponsorship support during the semester in which excess amount will be eligible for a refund.