1. Purpose and scope of the GTC
1.1 Purpose of the GTC
These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") serve to regulate the legal relationship between ONSITES Graduate School (hereinafter referred to as "ONSITES") and the students (hereinafter referred to as "students"). These GTC set out the conditions for participation in our educational programs and the use of our services.
1.2 Scope of the GTC
These GTC apply to all students who enroll in a degree program or an educational program at ONSITES Graduate School. They are an integral part of the study contract between ONSITES and the student. The GTC govern the rights and obligations of both contracting parties for the entire duration of the contract.
2. Reference to the study conditions
The General Terms and Conditions of the ONSITES Graduate School are closely linked to the specific study conditions and curricula of our educational programs. The Study Conditions contain detailed information about the programs offered, course content, examination modalities, tuition fees and other relevant information. The Study Conditions supplement the GTC and take precedence in the event of conflicts or ambiguities.
3. Trust and integrity
The ONSITES Graduate School places great emphasis on trust, integrity and transparency in its educational work. This preamble underlines our commitment to creating a high-quality educational environment in which students can develop their full potential.
With this in mind, these T&Cs serve to set out clearly and fairly the rights and obligations of both ONSITES Graduate School and the student. We expect our students to understand and respect these T&Cs as they form the basis of our educational relationship.
The following sections of these T&Cs contain detailed information on various aspects of our educational agreement - including admission requirements, study conditions, rights and obligations of students and ONSITES Graduate School, tuition fees, liability and warranty, termination options and final provisions. Please read these terms and conditions carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
II. Subject matter of the contract and contracting parties
1. Description of the ONSITES Graduate School
You are an important part of ONSITES Graduate School - a prestigious educational institution that specializes in providing high quality educational programs and degree programs. Students receive a first-class academic experience that not only imparts knowledge, but also promotes personal and professional growth.
Our educational programs are designed to provide the skills and knowledge you need for a successful professional future. We offer a wide range of study programs - from Bachelor's programs to Master's and PhD programs and are committed to providing you with a stimulating and inspiring learning environment.
2. Identification of the contracting parties
The parties to an education agreement are:
2.1 The ONSITES Graduate School
The ONSITES Graduate School is led and represented by Prof. Dr. Mathias Kunze. Our school has a clear vision and mission aimed at making education accessible and achievable. We strive to provide our students with the best possible support through highly qualified teachers, innovative teaching methods and a supportive study environment.
Our head office is located at 2894 Remington Green LN STE A, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308, USA.
Telephone number: +359 87 645 58 59
E-mail address: hello(at)graduate.me
2.2 The student
The student is the other party to the contract. Your personal data and contact details are stored in our student file. We value your commitment to your education and will always endeavor to provide you with the support and resources to achieve your educational goals.
3. Conclusion and duration of the contract
3.1 Conclusion of contract
The contract is concluded as soon as you successfully enroll for one of our degree courses or educational programs. This can be done online via our website or in writing. The acceptance of your application and the confirmation of your enrollment by the ONSITES Graduate School constitute the conclusion of the contract.
3.2 Contract duration
The educational contract between you and the ONSITES Graduate School is concluded for the duration of your chosen degree program or educational program. The exact duration of the contract is specified in the respective study conditions and may vary from program to program. Please note that it is your responsibility to keep track of the applicable deadlines and dates in order to graduate on time.
III. Study conditions
1. Admission requirements
1.1 Application process and requirements
In order to participate in one of our degree programs or educational programs, certain admission requirements must be met. The application process includes the submission of documents such as transcripts, resume and letters of recommendation. The exact requirements are published in the respective program requirements on our website.
1.2 Selection procedure
Students are selected on the basis of their qualifications, motivation and aptitude. In some cases, a selection interview or examination may be part of the admission process. We value equal opportunities and an open and non-discriminatory selection process.
2. Study programs and study modules
2.1 Description of the degree programs and study modules
The ONSITES Graduate School offers a variety of degree programs and modules, which are described in detail in the respective study conditions on our website. These descriptions include course content, learning objectives and other relevant information to help you choose your program.
2.2 Curriculum and courses
The exact study plans and the timing of the courses are determined by an individual study plan. These curricula may vary depending on the program and semester.
3. Study and examination regulations
3.1 Teaching methods and teaching materials
The study and examination regulations define the teaching methods, study materials and study resources used. These include lectures, seminars, group projects, self-study and other pedagogical approaches used to impart knowledge.
3.2 Examination modalities and examination requirements
The examination modalities and examination requirements are clearly defined in the examination regulations. These include examination dates, examination formats (written examinations, oral examinations, project work, etc.) and the assessment criteria. Compliance with the examination regulations is essential for successful participation in the courses.
4. Tuition fees and payment modalities
4.1 Tuition fee structure
The tuition fees for our degree programs and educational programs are specified in the study conditions and may vary depending on the program. The fee structure includes the cost of tuition, materials and other relevant fees. All tuition fees are published on our website on the respective program pages.
4.2 Payment modalities and deadlines
The payment modalities and payment deadlines are clearly stated in the study conditions and in the invoice. Tuition fees can be paid in installments or in full. It is important to adhere to the deadlines in order to ensure smooth participation in the program.
IV. Rights and obligations of students and the ONSITES Graduate School
1. Rights and obligations of students
1.1 Compulsory attendance and study progress
Students are required to attend classes regularly and actively participate in the study process. Attendance and progress requirements may vary by program and are specified in the respective program requirements. It is important to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements and adhere to them.
1.2 Conduct and code of ethics
Students are required to demonstrate respectful, ethical and collegial behavior toward fellow students, faculty and staff of the ONSITES Graduate School. Violations of the Code of Ethics may result in disciplinary action. Respectful and ethical behavior contributes to the creation of a positive learning environment.
1.3 Copyrights and intellectual property
Students are obliged to respect the copyrights and intellectual property rights of third parties. Unauthorized copying, publication or distribution of protected materials is not permitted. The ONSITES Graduate School promotes academic integrity and expects students to adhere to academic standards.
1.4 Data protection and confidentiality
2. Rights and obligations of the ONSITES Graduate School
2.1 Teaching and supervision obligations
The ONSITES Graduate School is committed to providing high quality teaching, professional support and supervision. We ensure that courses are taught by qualified faculty and meet educational objectives. We also strive to create a supportive environment for students.
2.2 Changes to the curriculum or study conditions
ONSITES Graduate School reserves the right to make changes to the curriculum or program requirements. If possible, such changes will be announced in advance. If changes significantly affect the course of study or the study conditions, alternative solutions will be offered.
2.3 Exclusion and disciplinary measures
ONSITES Graduate School reserves the right to expel students or take disciplinary action for serious violations of the TOS, Code of Ethics, or other School policies. Disciplinary action may include a warning, temporary suspension or termination of studies, depending on the severity of the offense.
2.4 Data protection and data security
ONSITES Graduate School is committed to safeguarding the data protection rights of students and taking appropriate data security measures. Personal data will be handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws. ONSITES Graduate School is committed to preventing data breaches.
We strive to create a successful educational environment and to respect the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Students can contact the ONSITES Graduate School at any time for clarification or support.
V. Tuition fees and financial matters
1. Tuition fee structure
1.1 Fees for educational programs
The tuition fees for our educational programs are specified in the respective study conditions. The fees may vary depending on the degree program and duration of study. The exact fees are displayed on the application page depending on the selected degree program, time model and payment interval.
1.2 Other fees
In addition to the tuition fees, there are also enrollment fees and examination fees. Fees for conferences, coaching and workshops as well as publications, which are optional, are listed transparently on the respective pages or can be requested at any time. In addition to the tuition fees, certain material and other fees may apply, which must be paid by the students themselves. These fees may include literature and textbooks, writing materials and equipment as well as internet fees.
2. Payment modalities and payment deadlines
2.1 Payment in installments or total amount
The ONSITES Graduate School generally offers the option of paying tuition fees in installments. You can pay the fees in several installments as long as you meet the specified payment deadlines. Alternatively, you can pay the entire tuition fees at the beginning of the program or semester.
2.2 Due dates and interest on arrears
All invoiced fees must be paid immediately upon receipt of the invoice, unless a different payment deadline has been agreed upon between ONSITES Graduate School and the invoice recipient. Payment deadlines should be adhered to in order to avoid the charging of late interest, which is currently 6% per annum based on Florida Statutes Section 55.03.
3. Refund guidelines
Students have the right to cancel or withdraw from a study program. If a cancellation is made before the official start of the program, a refund of the tuition fees already paid will be made. A refund of enrollment fees already paid is generally not possible. Cancellation or withdrawal is no longer possible after the start of the program. Instead, the study program can be terminated. In the event of termination, the student always owes all agreed tuition fees to ONSITES Graduate School until the end of the notice period.
VI. Liability and warranty
1. Liability of the ONSITES Graduate School
1.1 Liability for educational services
ONSITES Graduate School is committed to providing educational services with due care and quality. We strive to ensure that courses, resources and teaching materials meet the highest standards. As part of our educational services, we accept liability for errors or defects that are directly attributable to negligence or non-compliance with our contractual obligations.
1.2 Liability for program changes
The ONSITES Graduate School reserves the right to change curricula or other program-related details. These changes will be announced in advance whenever possible. If changes significantly affect the course of study, alternative solutions will be offered.
2. Liability of the students
2.1 Compliance with the GTC and study conditions
Students are obliged to comply with the provisions set out in the General Terms and Conditions of Business and Study. This includes participation in courses, payment of tuition fees, compliance with the Code of Ethics and observance of rules of conduct.
2.2 Responsibility for personal items
The ONSITES Graduate School is not liable for the loss of or damage to students' personal belongings. It is the student's responsibility to protect their personal belongings appropriately.
3.1 Quality of education and performance guarantee
ONSITES Graduate School guarantees the quality of educational services and the fulfillment of the study objectives set out in the study conditions. We strive to provide the best possible educational opportunities to meet the educational needs of students.
3.2 Fulfillment of study conditions
The ONSITES Graduate School undertakes to comply with the conditions for study programs and educational programs set out in the Conditions of Study. This includes the provision of courses, materials, resources and compliance with the established study and examination regulations.
VII. Termination and termination of contract
1. Termination by students
1.1 General terms of termination
Students have the right to terminate their contract with the ONSITES Graduate School with four weeks' notice to the end of the semester without giving reasons. Notice of termination must be given in writing. If the termination is made electronically, it must be electronically signed.
1.2 Refund after termination
In the event of termination, the student owes the tuition fees incurred up to the end of the termination period. If tuition fees have already been paid for the period after the end of termination, these will be refunded by the ONSITES Graduate School.
2. Termination by the ONSITES Graduate School
2.1 Reasons for termination by the ONSITES Graduate School
ONSITES Graduate School reserves the right to terminate students in the event of serious violations of the General Terms and Conditions, the Code of Ethics or other contractual provisions. The notice period is four weeks to the end of the semester. It must be given in writing. If the notice of termination is sent electronically, it must be electronically signed. Reasons for termination can be
Non-payment of tuition fees: The ONSITES Graduate School may terminate the contract if students repeatedly fail to pay the agreed tuition fees.
Violation of the Code of Ethics: Students who commit serious violations of the Code of Ethics or the ONSITES Graduate School Code of Conduct may be terminated.
Poor academic performance: ONSITES Graduate School may terminate the contract in the event of repeated failure to pass examinations or inadequate academic performance.
2.2 Refund after termination by the ONSITES Graduate School
In the event of termination by the ONSITES Graduate School, the student owes the tuition fees incurred up to the end of the termination period. If tuition fees have already been paid for the period after the end of termination, these will be refunded by the ONSITES Graduate School.
VIII. Final provisions
1. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Florida (USA), where ONSITES Graduate School is headquartered. Any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved in the competent courts of that state or country. If required by the consumer laws of another country or state, the laws of the country or state in which the student is habitually resident may also apply and the student's local courts may also have jurisdiction. This applies in particular to consumers and their legal protection rights.
2. Amendments and additions to the GTC
Amendments or additions to these GTC are only valid if they are agreed in writing and signed by both parties. These amendments must be made in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
3. Severability clause
Should any provision of these GTC be declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these GTC shall not be affected. The parties shall endeavor to replace any invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision with a valid and enforceable provision that comes as close as possible to the intended economic and legal purpose.