the new Immigration rules, any students granted the new eight month
visa which came into force on the 20th January, 2016, are unable to
change their class times, once they start their course.
are also unable to take holidays unless they have booked them in
advance at the start of their course. Holidays must be agreed in advance
at the time of booking your course. ELA School Policy is that students
must book a minimum of 4 weeks holidays.
the new regime, language schools are unable to grant class time changes
to students or to grant holiday requests to students if they are not
booked in advance. It is outside of our control to allow a student to
change class times or take random holidays, once the student is on the
new eight month visa.
information is included on the GNIB website, the ICOS website and has
also been in the public domain since May 2015 when it was
announced by both the Minster for Justice and the Minister for
Education through national media. All students are expected to keep up
to date with all immigration changes that affect them as a student in
Ireland. This is their responsibility.
information is included on the ELA website since June 2015 and is also
included in the ELA Student Handbook 2016 which was updated in January
2016 and each student is given a copy of same at the beginning of their
Schools are not allowed to grant students permission to take holidays
or to change class times under the new immigration regime.
are allowed to work 20 hours a week while they study and up to 40 hours
a week during the months of May, June, July and August and between the
15th December and the 15th of January.