Declaration and Agreement
Lotus Educational Institute FZ-LLC (since 2001), is an official institution which has been licensed and accredited by Dubai Government (KHDA), located in Dubai Knowledge Park, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In Photography courses:
(a) Lotus is conducting an academic training programme in photography regardless of what particular camera and related equipment the students have; therefore, it is the students 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 file, online 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) The duration of each course-subject may extend for double sessions and training hours if the student doesn’t have academic background in Photography.
(d) The mentioned duration for all courses under the Academic Photography Programme are ideal for adults (aged 21 and above). For students below 21 years old, the duration might be doubled depending on the capability of the student and based on the instructor’s recommendation.
(e) There is no refund; no transfer and no makeup session if the student is absent from his/her scheduled class. If in case of emergency, the student wants to have a makeup session for his/her missing class, he/she needs to pay an additional fee of AED 210 for each session (60 minutes); also, AED 315 for each extra session, required by student.
(f) In case of emergency or serious medical afflictions, student may request for freezing of the session (with maximum duration of 30 days) and will be permitted once for each course. The student should officially inform the institute (by email) regarding his/her request for freezing of the session (at least 24 hours of working day before the scheduled session) and will be subject for approval from LOTUS Training Department.
(g) The rates mentioned for courses under the Academic programme are based on recommended regular schedule of 2 sessions per week for each month or semester with fixed day and timing. If student has special request for irregular schedule with more flexible day and timing, the rates will be calculated as customized course with a rate of AED 350 per hour.
(h) 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;
(i) 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;
(j) 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.
(k) It is the student’s responsibility to take notes from all classes and make her/his own textbook of the course, beside preparing and following any text or online sources recommended by Instructor.
(l) The arrangement of topics and timing of classes is always the responsibility of the class-professor and her/his recommendation upon student’s academic needs.
(m) Upon successfully completing the course(s) and submitting the required portfolio/project for evaluation, students will be eligible to apply for certification attested by KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority).
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. These 4-page Photography programme with Declaration and Agreement are attached to the Lotus Application Form and conceding as Declaration of Photography training programme which has been read and understood, accepted respectfully and abide by the applicant /student. LOTUS will charge VAT at a standard rate of 5% in all fees and services from 1st of January, 2018. Student has no right to make any claim after the date of signing Lotus application form for official registration at LOTUS.