Registration and Payment Conditions
Pre-registration / reservation fee
Metàfora does not guarantee a place without a reservation, and the preregistration fee is not returned in any case. The final section of this document specifies the details of payment terms.
A letter of admission is required in order for the student to reserve a place on the course. Upon admission, the participant will receive an invoice which specifies the amount payable and payment deadline.
If this deadline is not met (and if Metàfora is not notified about the delay in writing), the student may lose the place and pass on to a waiting list.
If the student wishes to defer his/her registration (see details below) the preregistration fee remains valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course which the student originally enrolled.
Students must pay the remaining fee (Tuition fee and Studio Space if applies) 15 days prior to the start of the course.
For bank transfers, it is essential to send a payment receipt to Metàfora.
If the student fails to pay within the due date, he/she can risk losing the place on the course and pass on to a waiting list.
Once the course has started there is no possibility of refund of the tuition fees (or part of them) if the student wishes to cancel his/her stay at Metàfora.
Payment of tuition in installments
For some courses at Metàfora it is possible to pay the tuition in installments counting an increase of 5% of the total fees (please contact Metàfora).
If the student has signed up for an entire term or for two semesters, he/she is liable for the entire amount, even if he/she should choose to leave the course before planned course-end. Payment terms and due dates are set by Metàfora.
Postponing the start of the course
If the student is unable to attend the course to which he/she has enrolled, the amount paid as preregistration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months. During this period the student can sign up for new editions of the same course subject to availability.
To cancel attendance and defer course start, the student must notify Metàfora in writing at least 6 weeks before the start of the course for which he/she originally signed up.
If the student wishes to change the course for which he/she has enrolled, the amount paid as preregistration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months. During this period the student may choose to attend other courses subject to space availability. In the event that the price of the course chosen does not coincide, the student must pay the difference.
To express his/her wish to change course, the student must notify Metàfora in writing at least 6 weeks before the start of the course for which originally signed up.
Metàfora will not return the preregistration fee (or part of it) in any case.
If the chosen course has a lower value than the prepaid tuition the remaining amount is kept by Metàfora for another activity for a maximum of 12 additional months.
All payments can be made online, or by bank transfer, credit card (by phone or in person) or cash during Metàfora´s office hours.
For bank transfers, payment must be made to “La Caixa”
Office: C / Joan Guell 34-36, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
The account is in the name of “ Metàfora, Centre d’Estudis S.L”
IBAN:ES21 2100 5425 7502 0006 7910
All charges relating to international transfers are charged to the sender. Any fee erroneously charged is the responsibility of the sender and may be paid upon arrival of the student.
In making the transfer payment, it is essential to indicate the applicant’s name clearly on the transfer. Metàfora is not responsible for reserving a place for applicants whose name was not correctly marked on the transfers. If in doubt, please send proof of transfer via email.
In all cases there is an additional charge of 20 € for each week of late payment.