HOW TO ENROLL IN A COURSE AT THE MARITIME SCHOOL OF THE WEST INDIES

Please read the following important information:

BEFORE PAYING, please make sure that you have contacted the school and that you have received confirmation about the course availability, date etc.

We ALWAYS have the courses running but often the courses are FULLY BOOKED, so contact us to see if we have space for you!

Note also that for some courses like the Master 200 Ton you need to have pre-qualifications like a minimum of 3000 nautical miles proven in a logbook, the STCW’95 / 2010 etc. Please check with us that you are indeed qualified to proceed with any of the courses.

Once you have confirmation from our maritime school that you can do the course you can proceed to payment.

Unfortunately we have sometimes students not showing up for courses while others desperately need the place that is taken. While we apologize for the inconvenience, the following policy is in place to protect our students as well as ourselves.

  • A 50% deposit is required to reserve space for a course.
  • As most courses are limited to a maximum number of students, space will be kept for those who provide the required deposit – and in the order in which their deposit is received.
  • PLEASE BE AWARE that we CAN NOT reserve any space if we have not received a 50 % deposit !
  • The balance of your course payment is due 3 business days PRIOR to the course starting date unless otherwise agreed.
  • If you are coming in from abroad you will probably be allowed to pay the balance 50% upon arriving in St.Maarten-St.Martin.
  • Please contact the school in advance to arrange your balance payment.
  • A business day is considered a weekday.
  • You can change a course date to a future date, if one week’s notice is given. However, you may not change the date of a course more than twice or you will forfeit your deposit.
  • Cash payments will receive a 5% discount on the cash amount paid.
  • You can also pay the 50 % deposit ( or the total amount ) secure on line with credit card and pay the balance in cash at the school.

PLEASE DO NOT PAY WITH CREDIT CARD BEFORE YOU HAVE RECEIVED OUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU CAN ENROLL IN A COURSE.
WE RETAIN THE RIGHT TO REFUSE STUDENTS IN CASE OF FRAUDULOUS E-MAIL REQUESTS OR DEPOSITS.

  • We can also e-mail you our bank wire instructions if you prefer.
  • If your full payment is not received by the “balance due date” when the course starts, your space will be given to students with full payment who are on a waiting list.
  • Please note that for those who have paid a 50% deposit with credit card and have not paid in full for a course before the morning when a course begins and arrive in our facility to take the class, we will have to run the credit card again for the balance of the course that morning.
  • If the card is not accepted you will not be able to enter the course, so please pay the full amount well before the course starts.
  • For those paying in cash for the balance you must pay as you enter our facilities prior to the course beginning.
  • We have only a certain amount of space for each MSWI course, so early application is advised.

Please email us for additional information.

Cancellation Policy

  • We retain 10% in case of cancellations to cover administrative costs incurred by our school.
  • If you cancel within a week of the course date we will charge 10% and keep your money for a future course date.
  • WE DO NOT REFUND FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS IF THEY ARE MADE WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF THE COURSE DATE.
  • Cancellations due to bad weather conditions or other circumstances beyond MSWI’s control will see the course being rescheduled in its’ entirety ( as with a hurricane) or in part (as with bad weather days for practical training). All monies paid will be credited to the new course date or days.

The Maritime School of the West Indies is an official IYT affiliated and approved school.