Lotus Educational Institute FZ-LLC (since 2002), is an official institution which has been licensed and accredited by Dubai Government (KHDA), located in Dubai Knowledge Park, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Lotus according to its own unique mission of “Holistic Approach to Education” and in order to follow the official guidelines of “conducting programmes for development of human skills and performance” and also with a highly qualified multi-national Faculty Members, provides Professional Certificate Training programmes in “Arts & Design” (Including Drawing and Painting, Interior Design and Decoration, Graphic Design and Advertising, Fine Art Photography, Calligraphy and Typography) as well as “Holisticology” (Well-being and Personal Development) through conducting more than 200 course-subjects and workshops training. Lotus training structure includes four main categories as follow: (a) Professional Training which includes several subjects, step-by step training with priority of the subjects, duration max 6 months training (For each level) with examination and evaluation; (b) Course Training for a single subject with duration of min 30 hrs training with examination and evaluation (For receiving Lotus Certificate) OR without examination and evaluation (For Lotus Attendance Certificate); (c) Workshop Training as a single title and duration of 3-15 hrs training without examination and evaluation for regular workshops OR with examination and evaluation for expertise workshops and receiving Lotus Specialized Certificate; and (d) Personal Training that provides a unique Holistic Consulting/Coaching/Training for a comprehensive wellbeing and personal development in life and career, upon each individual needs. LOTUS awards its certificates for students on completion (Submitting the acceptable portfolio, including acceptable artworks/projects/essay, beside the pass-mark of examination/evaluation session) of each course-subjects or course-programme (excluding Preparatory Subjects). LOTUS is not responsible to cover all the missed classes during the UAE public holidays. LOTUS does not guarantee for the transferring or converting any course-subjects or course-programmes which students passed and completed in LOTUS, to any local or non-local institutions including schools, colleges or/and universities. LOTUS reserves the right to choose any applicant or student upon her/his weak training report and/or unacceptable behavior in the Institute. LOTUS will not undertake any responsibility for the students’ moral, mental, social and political background and history. LOTUS has the right to announce and act the new rules and programmes, presented in its website and the printed materials. The students are required to read, follow up and abide by the updated LOTUS rules and programmes continuously. LOTUS reserves the right to take, keep and use the students’ personal photos, artworks, portfolios, researches copies or any related soft copies and the photos of the classes and campus environment for non-profit usages such as its website, advertisements and publications. The fees payments by students are not refundable or transferable under any circumstances (Such as withdrawal, absence, visa problems, and sickness, personal or social problems and so on). Student may request for a semester off with approval by the LOTUS and must strictly abide with the schedule of resumption of classes based on student’s request, otherwise, the student will have to pay the full fees required for continuing her/his education in LOTUS. LOTUS reserves the right to increase the tuition fees for the courses and services without any previous notice. There are penalties of AED 500 for each late payment, 10% of each course-subject will be charged for any final re-examination or evaluation. Also for Photography courses: (a) Lotus is conducting an academic training programme for photography regardless to any particular camera and related equipment; therefore, this is student’s responsibility to learn and be aware about his/her own camera and equipment by reading factory manuals in different available formats such as booklet, PDF, On-line or Video-tutorials; (b) Each photography training session includes theory and practical lessons, breaks and student’s in-classroom exercising; also training hours mentioned in time table is the maximum number of hours for each course/subject and could be less depending on the capability/needs of each student. (c) Individual class timing in 90 minutes for each session is conducting without breaks and is equivalent to 120 minutes timing with breaks (PS: 1 hrs for Individual equal to 3 hrs for Group). (d) There will be no makeup session if the student is absent from his/her scheduled class and in case the student wants to have a makeup session for his/her missing class, he/she needs to pay an additional fee of AED 150 for each session; also AED 250 for each extra session, required by student; (e) Fees are excluding the extra expenses such as registration fee, certificate and attestation fees, printing and binding, and instructional materials (Books, pamphlets, textbooks, video and slide presentations, etc.) or presentation such as events or exhibitions; (f) In case if the student needs more practice to successfully pass the course, student is required to REPEAT the same course or part according to the Instructor’s decision; (g) Course programmes and price list might be updated and changed from time to time without prior announcement based on academic development and demand of marketing. Student has no right to make any claim after the date of signing Lotus application form for official registration at LOTUS. All details in the LOTUS Application Form are true and correct and if there is any change to the information, student is required to inform LOTUS immediately. LOTUS will charge VAT at a standard rate of 5% in all services and fees from 1st of January 2018.