General conditions

Please read these conditions carefully before you complete the enrollment form! Please find here a PDF version for printing purposes.

1. Enrollment

Please use the online form or the PDF enrollment form to enroll in your preferred course. The form can be sent to the Humboldt-Institut online or it can be printed and completed by hand and then faxed or mailed to:

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Schloss Ratzenried
88260 Argenbühl

Fax: +49 (0)7522 988 988

2. Conditions of payment

Upon receipt of our invoice a down payment of EUR 200.- will be due with final payment due 30 days before the desired course begins. For courses lasting 10 weeks or more, the fees for the first 10 weeks must be sent before the course begins. The remaining fees can be paid in installments upon agreement.

3. Cancellation of enrollment

Cancellation can be made either by fax, mail or e-mail. For a cancellation made up to four weeks before a course begins, a fee of EUR 50.- is payable, up to 14 days before course start, EUR 200.- , and thereafter EUR 500.- is payable. In case of non-appearance without previous cancellation, a maximum of four weeks’ fee is forfeited. The course participant shall be entitled to provide evidence that in a specific case an appropriate amount is substantially lower than the flat rate amount. We recommend purchasing a travel cancellation insurance, so that in case of illness you will not lose your course fees. Wednesday prior to arrival is the latest possible opportunity for cancelling additional, fee-based services, such as riding, sailing, skiing, etc. After this day no refund will be given.

4. Curtailment of course

A course can be curtailed when at least a four weeks’ notice is given. However, a long-term course with reduced course fees cannot be curtailed before the end of the first 10 weeks.

5. Complaints

Complaints must be filed immediately and in written form by contacting or by sending a letter to the address listed under item 1.

6. Absence at the beginning or during a course

In case of late entry or absence during a course, no refund of fees will be granted. The obligation to pay is not revoked by a delay in payment. Absence may not be compensated by free extension of the course.

7. School regulations

All students have to abide to the school rules. In case of a severe offense, the school authorities reserve the right to exclude a student from a course. Partial reimbursement of course fees is only possible for courses lasting more than four weeks beyond the expulsion date. Item No. 4 of these general conditions shall apply to any long-term course for which course fees have been reduced.

8. Responsibility for minors

The managing director of the Humboldt-Institut and / or an employee authorized by the director will assume responsibility for minors throughout the duration of the language course, i.e., this individual will assume the rights and responsibilities associated with the rights of parental custody.

9. Liability

The Humboldt-Institut will make every effort to duly fulfill the contract. In case of a claim for a refund the amount repayable shall be proportional to the amount paid, but in no case greater than the total amount paid. The Humboldt-Institut e.V. does not hold liability in case of non-fulfillment
of obligations under contract resulting from force majeure or strike.

10. Place of jurisdiction

Any disputes arising hereunder will be settled under German law and before a competent Wangen im Allgäu court of law.

11. Right of revocation

You may declare the revocation of your contractual statement in text form (e.g. letter, email) within a period of 14 days. The revocation does not have to contain any grounds. The revocation period commences the day of the receipt of the booking confirmation and the invoice. The revocation is to be addressed to:

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Schloss Ratzenried
88260 Argenbühl
Fax: +49 (0)7522 988 988

Consequences of revocation
If you revoke your booking, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you within 14 days upon receipt of the revocation. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; Eventually occurring payment fees will be charged to you.