“It has come to the attention of the Embassy of France in India, through testimonies from several students, that The Swiss Hospitality Group has repeatedly denied them the refund of the tuition fee after they were unable to acquire a student visa for France post securing an admission to the following French SHG settlements: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Nice. They described how they had paid the full tuition fee before joining SHG, but never got their money back after the rejection of their visa application. This message intends to warn the students.
It should be noted that higher education institutions in France do not usually demand the full tuition fee before students actually arrive on campus upon attaining a student visa: only a fraction of the tuition fees is asked in order to secure the registration process. Before making any payment to any school, please make sure you are properly informed of all the terms and conditions. Campus France in India can advise you in case you have a doubt, or if you need accurate information. Please remember that if prospective students face a financial issue with SHG group or with any other school, the French Embassy will not be able to interfere, as it falls under private litigation that can only be dealt with by criminal courts of Justice. Before taking the final call, reaching out to your regional Campus France office can really help.”