The terms of the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) are intended to assist students, partners, government agencies, and stakeholders in properly comprehending the information and avoiding misunderstandings or purposeful misunderstandings. The terms of Paris-U are made public, translated into many languages, and distributed to stakeholders in order to create a transparent set of legal regulations and protect the legitimate interests of students, Paris-U, partners, and agencies with relevant obligations and interests.
As a university subject to French government regulations, independent accreditation systems, and relevant European Union regulations, The Université Libérale de Paris (hereinafter referred to as Paris- U) would like to make public the terms, regulations, policies, and liability disclaimers contained in this and related sections.
During the course of the University’s operation, French and European regulations and laws, as well as related regulations, may change; as a result, Paris-U reserves the right to change policies while still adhering to agreements signed with students, partners, government agencies, accreditation agencies, international accreditation agencies, and relevant agencies.
We strongly advise all students and stakeholders to read and understand the terms before studying, collaborating, or working with Paris-U in order to ensure information transparency and avoid misunderstandings or intentional misunderstandings, to ensure an anti-transparent communication process, to ensure fair competition, and to absolutely protect the inherent rights of the parties involved.
Aside from information transparency, we strictly adhere to French and European Union regulations, including those prohibiting false communication and unfair competition practices.
If you have any questions or discover any activities that are harmful to students, stakeholders, or Paris-U, please contact the school’s legal department in France at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Paris-U students and partners are required to sign commitments and agreements. Typically, these agreement commitments include publicly available terms as well as detailed terms for each group. Please carefully read these terms and contact a Paris-U representative if you have any questions. The terms of the agreements will automatically apply following the parties’ signing and/or confirmation, implying that the signatories have fully understood the terms.
Students at Paris-U can be anyone who has the academic ability and meets the entrance criteria for the program announced by the university.
As a liberal arts university, we thoroughly assist students in becoming official students of Paris-U, regardless of ethnicity, territory, condition, or religion.
Students who register with Paris-U must adhere to the guidelines outlined in the student handbook, which includes providing accurate input information. If candidates and students violate the principle of honesty, Paris-U reserves the right to refuse admission, cancel student status, and cancel cumulative results. There will be no reimbursement for both fees and related reimbursements in this case. If necessary, the infringer must compensate Paris-U and related parties for any losses.
Paris-U satisfies the French government’s training license requirements. Although international accreditation is not required in France, Paris-U actively promotes international accreditation in order to ensure the professionalism of the training process and to enable Paris-U to continuously improve. Accreditations will be updated on a regular basis on the official Paris-U website in multiple languages.
Paris-U is a private university that offers graduate students a liberal arts education. The programs at Paris-U are open to international students. The programs are in English, and the French government’s regulations and frameworks do not apply.
The Paris-U program follows the European competency framework and EU higher education guidelines. Although there are official documents on the similarity of regional and national competency frameworks, the recognition and acceptance of qualifications in accordance with international practice is decided by the organizations of reception and according to each country’s specific regulations. As a result, Paris-U makes no claims to anything that is not within its jurisdiction, including the right of reception organizations, as well as the government and other interested parties, to recognize and accept degrees.
Paris-U is constantly updating information and lectures in order to respond to and adapt to changes in the workplace and related regulations.
The content of the Website, publications, emails, and other media is correct at the time of communication and is subject to change without notice.
The training scope and program may change during the process of rolling out the program but must still meet the competency framework and the independent accrediting unit’s assessment criteria. If the original agreement is changed, Paris-U will notify the students of any changes, new programs, and learning paths, if any.
The training scope and program may change during the program’s implementation but must still meet the competency framework and the assessment criteria of the independent accrediting unit. If the original agreement is modified, Paris-U will notify students of any changes, new programs, and learning paths, as applicable.
In the event of a changing and severely impacted economic and political situation, as well as force majeure, the training method is subject to change. In these cases, the school will consult with the student and revise the student’s initial training plan.
Third-party learning materials are purchased, rented, or licensed by Paris-U. Some of the learning materials have been compiled by Paris-U lecturers. The Paris-U Science Council has evaluated and approved all of these materials, but when applied to international students, they will invariably contain content that is inappropriate. In this case, Paris-U will adjust the training scope immediately if it believes the impact is significant, but it is not responsible or jointly responsible for any damages caused by the training scope.
Students and stakeholders may only use the training content for personal learning and research purposes, and it may not be copied in any form, commercial or non-commercial. Copyright-related content will be stated more clearly in the Copyright Policy section.
Credit is an acknowledgement of the amount and duration of study for the knowledge acquired.
The ECTS (European) credit system is used at Paris-U. Some Paris-U programs use the UK RQF credit system as a result of the partnership with the British education system.
The Science Council of Paris-U performs credit recognition as an internal accreditation activity. Paris-U and partners do not guarantee that the credits recognized by Paris-U will also be recognized by other universities or parties not under Paris-U’s authority.
If you want to transfer your Paris-U credits to another education system or university, please consult with the university first. Paris-U will assist within its own scope but will not interfere with the admissions processes of other universities. Again, Paris-U makes no commitment to being recognized when transferring to another university.
Students will be recognized for their academic progress and awarded a degree from Paris-U upon completion of coursework and compliance with obligations such as academic discipline and academic integrity. Students who pursue dual degrees or programs with partners may receive additional diplomas or certifications from the partners.
Each country, institution, and region has its own set of rules for recognizing academic progress and qualifications. Recognition or acceptance of degrees is a subjective decision of the receiving agency and government, or according to regional policies in each country, according to international practice. Although Paris-U degrees are accredited, adhere to competency frameworks, and are subject to internal and external assessment, this does not imply that they are automatically recognized or accepted. This is also not guaranteed by Paris-U and its partners.
Paris-U strives to protect personal information by strictly adhering to regulations, ensuring information safety and security, and implementing the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Other than implementing the program, training, and quality improving, Paris-U does not collect information from students or partners. Paris-U only provides to third parties for purposes other than those listed above in response to orders/requests from competent authorities.
In the event of information problems caused by unauthorized access, Paris-U works with relevant authorities and parties to resolve them. Paris-U disclaims liability in the event of intrusions against its will.
Paris-U follows fairness rules when admitting students, commenting on results, and reviewing and allocating scholarships, funding, and budgets to students and stakeholders without regard for gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and political beliefs are all factors to consider.
Because Paris-U is a liberal arts university, its training system and program structure allow students to freely choose their major, freely choose a development path, and easily transfer to another university, when a change is desired
Paris-U abides by human rights regulations, including the protection and promotion of the human right to education. Students at Paris-U can freely choose their major, a development path, and easily switch to another major when they want a change.
The intellectual property rights of content providers, instructors, students, and other third parties are respected by Paris-U. Intellectual property rights are also expected of students and users of our educational system.
When studying or collaborating with Paris-U, students and stakeholders must follow signed or unsigned regulations that follow international copyright practices.
All information published by Paris-U and its partners, including learning materials, documents, forms, minutes, and other contents published officially or unofficially, internally or externally, are the property of Paris-U. Students, partners, and stakeholders must not copy, use, or reuse material for purposes other than learning and personal research. Outside of the above copyright agreement, all reproduction activities for commercial or non-commercial purposes are copyright infringements with Paris-U.
Copyright infringement is one of the most serious infringements, according to Paris-U. Paris-U has the authority and reserves the right to terminate the student status, annul the results, annul the degrees, and annul the online account if it is discovered that the student infringes on intellectual property rights even after the learning process has been completed.
In the event that the student or another party violates the copyright, resulting in damages (including actual and intended or implied damages), Paris-U fully supports the investigation process but not responsible for any material, financial, or liability disclaimer if it is determined that the infringement of copyright is beyond Paris-U’s will.
Protecting the reputation of students, partners, and Paris-U is a top priority for a university that accepts students from all over the world. Transparency of information, anti-false communication, and anti-unfair competition are all mandatory regulations that must be followed in accordance with EU regulations and conventions as well as international conventions.
Paris-U coordinates with members in other countries, consular offices in Paris-U partner countries, and Paris-U member universities to provide assistance in ensuring the legitimate interests of students, Paris-U legal entities, Paris-U partners, and Paris-U itself.
When there are media-related issues and the information stated in the press release (announcement/article) is false and/or harms the university’s reputation, interests, and related interests, Paris-U, in collaboration with universities and global partners, and the Ministry of Education, Consular Affairs, and the legal department to implement a process to prevent faulty communication, as detailed below. Please keep in mind that the content published here is only a small step of the process and is only available in countries and territories where Paris-U accepts its students.
In Vietnam, Paris-U collaborates with Vietnamese legal and executive agencies, as well as consulates in the EU, to understand Vietnamese laws and apply them in cases of faulty communication:
Reference documents used in accordance with the Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam:
- Vietnam’s Socialist Republic Constitution (Reference code: Article 21 of the 2013 Constitution)
- Vietnam’s Socialist Republic Civil Code (Reference code: Article 34 of the 2015 Civil Code)
- Decree on administrative penalties for post, telecommunications, and information technology violations (Reference code: Clause 3, Article 66 of Decree 174/2013/ND-CP)
- Section on defamation in the Criminal Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Reference code: Article 156 of the Penal Code 2015)
- The Decree specifies administrative violations, sanctions, levels of penalty, remedial measures against the consequences, jurisdiction to record, and the jurisdiction to handle administrative violations in the following areas: post and telecommunications, radio frequencies, and information technology (Reference code: Decree 15/2020/ND-CP Prime Minister signed and issued on February 3, 2020).
- Apply international and national law to each case in each country, with the consulate’s coordination.
False communication behaviors include the following:
Promoting and spreading misleading information in any way:
- The university’s legitimacy;
- The university’s international accreditation and recognition;
- Legitimacy and the right to take part in the education despite of one’s age, gender, socioeconomic class, or location;
- Information, photos that are the assets of the university and its partners, as well as other actions that may influence or hurt the institution’s reputation, honor, and interests as well as those of its partners and students worldwide;
- Communication actions that, whether purposefully or accidentally, lead to misunderstandings or are only partially accurate, display unfair competition, are not true to their nature;
- Content that violates the public disclosure of the disclaimer issued by Paris-U and its partners.
False communication management procedures (applicable in several countries):
Creating a bailiff and a disposal squad
The university develops a team to handle the incident, gathers all relevant information, collects evidence, and collaborates with interested parties to readily handle in three steps as follows:
Step 1: Alert the parties involved and related parties.
Inform the involved parties of the violation, as well as the diplomatic mission in the country where the university is registered to operate and the representative of the host country’s diplomatic mission in the country where the university is registered to operate.
Step 2: Request that the involved party make good the damage.
Issue an official notice and request that the involved party make good the damage by providing (1) a description of the violating behavior; (2) evidence; (3) damage estimates; and (4) the terms have been violated in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, conventions, and so on to which the university has signed and/or the national government of the country in which the incident occurred.
Step 3: Keep a close eye on the remediation process.
If the faulty communication behavior is not completely made good, we will monitor the remediation process of the party in concern and take other firm and tough measures.
Paris-U reserves the right to modify the terms at any time. The new terms will be implemented immediately.
Terms agreed to with related parties will remain in effect. If the signed agreements are changed, the changes will only take effect if they are deemed more favorable than the existing agreement.
The new terms will take effect immediately for newly formed agreements.
The tuition fee policy is outlined in the student handbook, which is distributed to students prior to beginning the program. The tuition policy is subject to change at any time. Paris-U reserves the right to refuse or grant the scholarship.
- Tuition fees, accompanying services, learning materials, and costs for the learning process, excluding textbooks, are all included in training costs (if purchased from other suppliers). Application fees, consular legalization fees, notarization fees, library fees, and other expenses incurred in relation with the specified life-long learning are not included in training costs.
- The student handbook will outline any additional fees. Students have the option to choose or decline services. Students are not required or obligated to use optional services if they are part of an optional cost at Paris-U.
- Students should carefully read the student handbook’s refund policy.
- Paris-U considers scholarships and tuition grants on a fair, non-discriminatory basis; however, Paris-U reserves the right to decide whether or not to grant scholarships and financial support. The refusal, if any, is made by Paris-U. Paris-U may or may not be required to explain the reasons for the scholarship denial.
- Tuition fees are only collected by Paris-U representatives in several countries and returned to Paris-U.
- Paris-U is committed to providing complete tuition fee information, not collecting anything not listed, and not forcing students to pay optional fees.
Tuition reimbursement policies are implemented in accordance with Paris-U regulations, as outlined in the student handbook, and in accordance with the relevant guidelines. Students are always given information before enrolling and are made aware of the tuition refund policy before enrolling and after being accepted by Paris-U.
The Tuition Refund Policies detail the types of fees that are refundable or non-refundable, as well as the reason and the proportion of refund (if any). The following are some notes on tuition refund policy:
- Whether or not the student is admitted to the program, the registration fee will not be refunded.
- With regard to the first fee payment:
- Tuition for the first session will be refunded in full two weeks before the first course begins.
- The tuition fee for the first period will be refunded 75% before the first week of the program’s first course.
- Tuition fees will be refunded in full two weeks after the first course begins.
- Tuition for the first session will be refunded at a 25% discount from the first to fourth week after the first course is open.
- After the first course has been open for four weeks, tuition for the first session will not be refunded.
- With regard to the following fee payments: Tuition fee of the next payment will be refunded based on the payment schedule milestone announced by the school, with the following details:
- Tuition fees for the following payments will be refunded in full after one week of payment according to the announced payment schedule.
- Tuition fees for the following payments will be refunded 75% after 2 weeks from the date of payment, according to the payment schedule announced.
- Tuition fees for the following payments will be refunded 50% after 3 weeks from the date of payment, according to the payment schedule announced.
- Tuition fees for the following payments will be refunded 75% after 4 weeks from the date of payment, according to the payment schedule announced.
- Tuition fees of following payments will not be refunded after 5 weeks from the date of payment according to the announced payment schedule.
- Candidates who pay the full tuition fee are eligible for a one-time fee reduction. Fee refunds for one-time payments will be handled as follows:
- Tuition fees will be refunded in full within two weeks of the first course beginning.
- The tuition fee will be refunded 75% before the first week of the program’s first course.
- Since the first course has been opened, the tuition fee will be refunded 50% from week one to week two.
- Tuition will be refunded at a 25% rate from the first to fourth week after the course is opened.
- After the first course has been open for four weeks, tuition fees will not be refunded.
The time frame for refund will be determined by the time at which the student confirms the withdrawal in writing.