Fees, Terms & Conditions, Holidays

Terms and conditions

Regsitration and Program Fee | Accommodation fees | Terms and Conditions | Program Cancellation Policies | Accommodation Terms and Conditions | Holidays | Methods of Payment

Registration and Program Fees

2018: Program fee EUR 980 includes tuition (a total of 120 full hours) in small groups (max. 8, av. 6), all study materials, Via Lingua CTEFL certificate, airport/train station transfer upon arrival (if required). Non-refundable deposit of EUR 275 is included.

Accommodation Fees

2018: Placement fee EUR 100 Non-refundable placement fee for all accommodation bookings

Type 1 EUR 250 Flat share with Hungarian family, no meals

Type 2 EUR 250 Flat share with other Via Lingua students (max. 2), no meals

  • Hosts may be families or individuals.
  • Trainees stay in single rooms and share bathroom and kitchen facilities with hosts or fellow trainees.
  • The above accommodation fees are up to 30 nights.
  • For all types of accommodation, a housing deposit of EUR 200 is to be paid to cover against damages. It is refundable at the end of the stay if accommodation is left in proper condition.
  • For Accommodation Type 2 overheads (gas and electricity) are to be paid in addition.

Terms and Conditions

Program Terms and Conditions

• Trainees on the Via Lingua TELF course at Via Lingua Budapest must be at least 21 years of age.

• Trainees must be either native speakers of English or non-native speakers with a proficient level of English.

• All applicants will be asked to write a 500-word essay on a teaching related topic (exact title to be given by the academic director to each applicant individually).

• Non-native speakers of English must be available for a 20 to 30- minute face-to-face or telephone (skype) interview.

• Trainees are advised to have a first degree (college or university degree).

• The deadline for application is one month before the beginning of the actual course. It is at the discretion of the course director to decide whether or not to accept late applications.

• Course provider reserves the right to cancel the course 30 days before the course start. Applicants may decide to be replaced to a later course date or are eligible for the full refund of their fees paid to course provider.

Program Cancellation Policies

• EUR 275 of the full program fee must be paid at least 20 business days prior to arrival or the course organizer preserves the right to cancel the trainee’s registration. The rest of the course fee can be paid together with the registration fee or at the Via Lingua Budapest centre on the first day of the course.

• All program cancellations received in writing at least 20 business days prior to course commencement are eligible for a full monetary refund.

• The Registration fee is non-refundable if the course is cancelled later than 20 business days prior to course commencement but may be applied to future courses in the same calendar year.

• If cancellation is received less than 20 business days prior to course commencement, or if the trainee fails to arrive at the start date, tuition fee is not monetarily refundable but tuition credit may be applied. Course fee credit is valid for one calendar year.

• After classes begin, no monetary refunds will be made.

Accommodation Terms and Conditions

• The accommodation placement fee of EUR 100 must be paid at the same time with the course deposit.

• Accommodation fee is to be paid upon arrival at the Via Lingua centre. (If accommodation fee is paid in full at least 10 business days prior to arrival, the placement fee will be refunded.)

• Via Lingua Budapest is not responsible for personal belongings.

• Trainees arrive the Saturday or Sunday before the course begins and depart the Saturday or Sunday after the course finishes.

• Prices are subject to change due to availability.

Accommodation Cancellation Policies

• Accommodation cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to arrival.

• If cancellation is received with 10 business days notice, the accommodation fee will be fully refunded with the exception of the non-refundable accommodation placement fee.

• If proper notice is not received or the trainee does not arrive till the first day of the course, the first two weeks of the accommodation fee in addition to the accommodation placement fee will not be refunded.


The Via Lingua Budapest centre will be closed on the following holidays in 2013 (lessons will be made up for on other course days):


March 15 (Thursday – National Holiday)

March 16 (Friday – Resting Day, workday instead on March 10 Saturday)

March 30 (Thursday – Good Friday)

April 2 (Easter Monday)

April 30 (Monday – Resting day, workday instead on April 21 Saturday)

May 1 (Tuesday – National Holiday)

May 21 (Monday – Pentacost)

August 20 (Monday – National Holiday)

October 22 (Monday – Resting Day, workday instead on October 13 Saturday)

October 23 (Tuesday – National Holiday)

November 1 (Thursday – National Holiday)

November 2 (Friday – Resting Day, workday instead on November 10 Saturday)

Methods of Payment

• Bank Wire Transfer to course organizer Converzum-Tudomány Nyelviskola Zrt.

Account nr.: 1040 4065 000 0484 0000 0004

IBAN HU86 1040 4065 000 0484 0000 0004

Swift code: OKHBHUHB

Bank name: Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank Zrt.
Address: 1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9. – Hungary

No charges to beneficiary. Please notify info@via-lingua.hu with wire receipt.

• By credit card at the Via Lingua Budapest centre for the payment of the outstanding fees. Please make sure you have no daily or other limit on your card.

• By cash at the Via Lingua Budapest centre for the payment of the outstanding fees.

• On-line payment: not available