Article 1. - Purpose
This contract aims to define the obligations of the parties to the conditions specified in
the contract document, of which this agreement forms part, and relationships termination
Article 2. - Nature of benefits
The courses offered by the SAE Institute Brussels are delivered in a blended learning
Learning activities comprise directed and self-directed learning, both online and faceto-
face and consist of one or more of the following educational means, used alone or
in corroboration with one another: lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, studio
and lab activities, assessments. Activity types are heterogeneously distributed through
the programme and vary depending on modules, classes and type of programmes.
Bachelor students will be taught in modules of 4 months. Every module represents 15
ECTS points (except the Major Project 630x which counts for 30 ECTS), and implies 300
hours of learning activities over a period of 16 weeks. Bachelor Full-Time students will
be enrolled in 2 modules each teaching term, during which students should be available
for ‘timetabled activities’ between Monday 09:00 and Friday 18:00, while evening and
weekend activities could also be occasionally scheduled.
Article 3. - Admission
3.1 - Admissibility
The student must be of age or provided with parental consent if minimum 17y old. He
must have completed the application file and have paid an application fee.
The application/registration fee is non-refundable.
The student certifies being in order with the current legislation regarding the studies
authorization, being resident of the country of delivery of the program.
The student certifies to have sent to the administration of the Campus within the required
timeframe, all the necessary documents due to the completion of their enrollment.
The candidate certifies the veracity of the documents sent to the administration as part
of their registration.
3.2 - Validation of registration
The validity of the registration is subject to the following conditions:
- admissible and complete registration file;
- minimum number of registrations reached;
- availability of seats in the chosen course.
Conditions for a complete registration file will be provided by the study advisory/
recruitment and/or administration offices. The minimum requirements for an enrolment
in Bachelor degree are:
- Duly filled in and signed application form
- Copy of ID/ passport
- Copy of highschool degree
Article 4. - Brussels SAE Obligations
4.1 - Organisation
SAE Brussels agrees to organize classes aimed at mastering the chosen course.
During the period of training, SAE Brussels undertakes to make available to students
the teaching environment corresponding to the training and the learning objectives and
outcomes envisaged thereby.
Premises and equipment are regularly maintained by SAE Brussels. Students bear the
potential disadvantages of building maintenance; repairs and works of any kind can be
made without power of claim of any compensation or reduction of training costs.
SAE Institute reserves its right to postpone a lecture due to an absence of a teacher
or any other independent circumstances. SAE will postpone the course as it deems
necessary and appropriate for the development of the respective progamme.
4.2 - Knowledge test
SAE Brussels agrees to organize theoretical and practical tests required for the proposed
training, according to the conditions stipulated in the contract document.
The bachelor programmes have a foreseen, but not limited to, duration of 24 months for
the full-time version and 36 months for the part-time version. SAE Institute reserves its
right to prolong the duration of the course if deemed necessary by the circumstances.
The courses lead to a «Certificate SAE» or «SAE Diploma» according to the chosen
course. Degree levels «Bachelor of Arts / Science (Honours)» are sanctioned by a degree
validated by Hertfordshire University (UK).
SAE Institute reserves its right to change the validating partner/validated programme.
Article 5. - Student Obligations
5.1 - Attendance
The student is required to attend classes, to justify his absences within 48 hours and
respect, during his training, the schedule and the instructions given to him by the
management staff of SAE Brussels. SAE Brussels buys and maintains the equipment
needed for the various trainings, which is made available to the students who must
register to reserve access.
5.2 - Responsibility
The student agrees to respect the rules and regulations of SAE Brussels. One copy of
the Campus Guide will be presented and made available at the beginning of training. The
student will be held responsible - for himself and any accompanying person - for any
damage that he could cause to the premises, especially in the studios, on workstations
or with regards to any other available SAE gear. The student is obliged to report promptly
any malfunction which s/he has knowledge of.
The student agrees to reimburse any damaged equipment if it is established that the
damage was caused in obvious negligence conditions
Article 6. - Tuition fees
All SAE Brussels rates are in Euros. The student can choose among 4 methods of
- Up-front payment before the start of the chosen course (Plan A)
- Yearly installments due at the beginning of each year (Plan B)
- Payment per term due at the latest on the fifth of the first month of each term (Plan C)
- Monthly payment due at the latest on the fifth of each month (Plan D)
If payment of a single installment to completion, the student will receive a first reminder
email. A second reminder is sent 10 days after if there is still no regularization.
Failing regularization within 10 days, and after recall under recommended form with
receipt (€ 20 administrative fee will be charged to him) remained unanswered, all sums
still due will be immediately due and a record will be filed with our law firm.
Training rates are subject to change without notice.
Article 7. - Termination of contract
7.1 - At the student’s request
The student is entitled to terminate the contract unilaterally by sending a registered letter
addressed to the Director of the SAE.
A student enrolled in a bachelor programme can only request the termination of the
contract by academic quarter. The request of termination must be made at the latest 12
weeks after the beginning of the current quarter. The termination will be applied at the
end of the following academic quarter in all other circumstances.
The termination of training is possible from one month to another under the following
conditions: a cancellation fee of 10% of the total amount of the training will be required
for students wishing to stop their certificate training. If the Termination request is made
before the 15th of the current month, a notice period will be applied until the end of the
current month. If the request is made after the 15th of the current month, the notice
period will begin on the 1st of the following month until the end of the month. In all cases, bachelor or certificate, the training costs of the months carried remain due.
7.1.3 Should the student wish to withdraw from the programme before “census day“, i.e.
within the first two weeks after the start of the course, without having been involved in any
of the following activities, listed hereinafter non-exhaustively as examples: attend at least
one class/ workshop/ seminar etc. on or offcampus, connect to the virtual environment
made available, make use of any SAE related material and/or professional relation, the
student is exempted from any contract termination costs.
7.2 - At the request of SAE Brussels
In case of breach of contract by the student, including: failure to make a payment,
absenteeism or noncompliance of the rules, this contract will be fully terminated based
on the wrongs and grievances of students who remain liable for the full course fees,
which the student declares to accept.
The termination will take effect 15 days later of the date of the dispatch by SAE of a
registered letter remained unsuccessful.Termination of the contract will be with immediate
effect in case of serious breaches that cannot be remedied.
Article 8. - End of Contract
The contract ends after the final examination cycle.
The various training courses are independent of each other. When a student completes
a training and requests to participate in another, SAE Institute is free to accept or reject
Article 9. - Cancellation of training
SAE Institute reserves the right to cancel the planned training if the minimum number of
enrollements stipulated in the contractual document is not reached.
Article 10 - Amendment to the agreement
Any changes to the contract at the request of the student, in the following cases, will be
charged € 200:
- request for change payment plan
- change of course or training
In the case of a change of course, the rate in force of the new training will be applied and
a new payment plan will be established.
Article 11 - CCTV and image rights
11.1 - CCTV
As part of the activity of the school, and in view of the sensitivity of the equipment
made available to students, a CCTV system is active within the SAE Institute. The
implementation of this mechanism is explained by the need to prevent any risk of
aggression of staff or students, by individuals who have entered our buildings and by any
risk of misappropriation of goods.
11.2 - Image rights
The student agrees freely to be photographed or filmed by SAE Institute. Accordingly,
the student authorizes the free use of photographs and/or films incorporating his/her
image in all types of publications and all forms of television programs or communications
on the internet, to include and archive these photographs and/or films in SAE Institute’s
databases, to illustrate or promote present, past or future activities or projects. The
student can access the data concerning him/her, to be informed of the existence and
scope of data processing, to correct inaccurate personal data as appropriate and to
oppose further processing. For the exercise of these rights, an application must be
submitted to the SAE Institute, Rue Gachard 10 - 1050 Brussels.
Article 12 - Copyrights
SAE Institute reserves the right to use without claiming or offering any financial
compensation, for any of the following activities, but not limited to: showcase within the
teaching and evaluation spectrum, marketing and promotional purposes, publishing etc.,
as long as the works remain relevant for the scope of SAE Instittue’s activity and according
to industry standards all the work carried out by the student, as part of his training. The
student may not in any case claim any compensation for the use of this work.
Article 13 - Applicable law - Jurisdiction
Any dispute relating to this contract will be subject to Belgian law. Only the Brussels
courts have territorial jurisdiction.