Course Fees – Cancellations and Refunds

This policy applies to 2020–2021 applications.

Diploma in Legal Studies 

Students that have paid their fees and wish to withdraw from the Diploma in Legal Studies before the course commences will receive a full refund. If a student wishes to withdraw:

  • before 15 October – 80% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 31 October – 50% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 30 November – 35% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 30 November – No refund.

Deferrals: Deferrals on the Diploma in Legal Studies are at the discretion of the Education Committee. Please email the Registrar for further information.

Degree of Barrister–at–Law

Students that have paid their fees and wish to withdraw from the degree of Barrister–at–Law before the course commences will receive a full refund. If a student wishes to withdraw:

  • before 15 October – 80% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 31 October – 50% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 30 November – 35% of fees paid will be refunded.
  • before 30 November – No refund.

SUSI Grant: Applicants for SUSI grant must pay the fees in full before commencement of the course. Fee payment options are as follows:

  • payment in full €12,560 on acceptance of place, or
  • by two moieties:€6,280 on acceptance of place and €6,280 on or before 1 December. 

SUSI will only approve grant payments on proof of payment of fees. If SUSI approves the grant application, we will reimburse the grant amount when received by King’s Inns.

Deferrals: Deferrals on the degree of Barrister–at–Law are at the discretion of the Education Committee. Please email the Registrar for further information. 

Advanced Diplomas 

Students that have paid their fees and wish to withdraw from any Advanced Diploma course before the course commences will receive a full refund. If a student wishes to withdraw:

  • within 2 weeks of the commencement of the course, King’s Inns will refund 75% of the fees paid.
  • between 2 weeks and 4 weeks of the commencement of the course, King’s Inns will refund 30% of the fees paid.
  • after 4 weeks of course commencement, students forfeit their fees and no fees will be refunded.

In all cases applicants may apply for the course in subsequent years and the full fee applicable at that time must be paid.

Deferrals: Due to the short nature of the Advanced Diploma courses, King’s Inns cannot grant deferrals on any of the courses.