Guideline, requirement, and policies.
How to Apply
and what are the Deadlines
Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, we remind you that
enrollment to a course is subject to seat availability. Online registration is available
at www.aigsthailand.com/Online Registration, or you can fill up the AIGS Enrollment
Application Form and submit your application by mail, fax or email.
The Application Form must be received by AIGS to be considered for admission. Seating
in any course will not be granted as “reserved” until AIGS has received all required
fees and documents. Please refer to Enrollment Policies and Procedures.
AIGS generally starts new classes every 3 months, however, as seating is limited,
we strongly encourage you to apply at least 3 to 4 months before the start date
of the course.
Applicants must be at least 18 years-old in age and have a minimum a high school
diploma, or the equivalent. Application for applicants under the age of 18 years
must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Admissions are not granted to applicants
under the age of 16 years-old.
All classes are taught in English unless otherwise indicated. Students
who enroll in courses are recommended to demonstrate a good command in reading,
writing, understanding, and speaking English. Assistance in English will not be
provided by AIGS.
Enrollment Policies and Procedures
To guarantee enrollment in a course, AIGS must receive a complete application (with
two photos). 50% of tuition fee must be paid 90 days before a class begins, and
balance must be paid 30 days before a class begins. It is the student's responsibility
to meet the deadlines for payment. Should a student fail to pay the remaining balance
by the due dates, AIGS shall have the option of replacing his/her seat with those
on the waiting list. Seating is limited and is done on a first-come, first-serve
basis. No prior experience or knowledge of gems or jewelry is required for the courses
except for Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification. To be considered for direct
entry into this course you must have successfully completed the AIGS Gem Identification
Course or any equivalent course from a reputable Gemological School around the world.
Enrollment in the A.G. program
Students enrolling in the A.G. program must be taken within one year of the first
date of payment. Beyond the one year period, students will be subjected to any tuition
increases that may have occurred. (Example: Old fee = 20,000 Baht, New fee in effect
since date of enrollment = 22,000 Baht, Additional amount to be paid = 2,000 Baht.)
1. Full Payment is required at the latest 30 days before the course starts.
2. There is no refund for paid classes regardless of attendance or completion of
3. All changes must be made 30 days prior to classes starting date.
Class Attendance Regulations
1: Minimum class attendance is 80% of the total number of class days.
2: A maximum of absent days which is equivalent to the minimum class attendance
requirement is allowed and based upon the course duration. Entering the class 15
minutes after the scheduled class start time is considered tardy. Twice tardy is
equivalent to 1 absent day. 3: Failure to observe AIGS’s Attendance Policy will
result in the student being prohibited to sit for both the theory and practical
examinations. Additional information regarding AIGS Attendance Policy and Rules
of Behavior is given in our Student Handbook which you will receive a copy the 1st
day of your course.
Payment methods accepted are by Credit Cards and Paypal for Online registration.
Applicants are kindly requested to email to AIGS (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
cash payments, Bank transfers, or payment by cheque.
In case of a loss, deterioration or destruction of any stone samples, study
material, instruments or equipment belonging to the school (property damage), you
are liable and will be required to pay for the loss/replacement and/or repairs of
the property. We recommend that you check with your private liability insurance
if it covers claims arising in Thailand. If it does not, please take steps you deem
Visa to Thailand
International students are advised to check with the Embassy or Consulate of Thailand
in their country of residence. Students must obtain necessary visas BEFORE arriving
in Thailand. It is the responsibility of students to comply with the immigration
laws in Thailand. For more information, please refer to Visa to Thailand on www.aigsthailand.com.
I hereby confirm that I have read and understand all requirements for admission
to the school and declare that the information given in this application is correct
to the best of my knowledge. Furthermore, I have read the AIGS REGISTRATION POLICIES
and Student Handbook and Standards of Behavior and agree to abide by it. By my signature
on this Enrollment Application, I also understand that in certain class along the
course of my studies at AIGS, I may come into contact with chemicals. If I am pregnant,
or have certain medical conditions, or subject to allergies, I should contact my
physician for medical advice prior to registration.