Early Bird Special Rate
Enroll 4 months in advance to get a complimentary field trip to Sri Lanka
- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be in possession of a high school
or college diploma, or the equivalent.
- Applications for those under the age of 18 must be co-signed by a parent or legal
All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise stated. Applicants from non-native
English-speaking nations are therefore required to have obtained the following minimum
standards in TOEFL or IELTS:
TOEFL: Minimum score of 65 for the internet test and 500 for the paper-based version.
IELTS: Minimum band score of 6 is required.
Note: Equivalent levels in other English proficiency systems, such as TOEIC, will
be considered on a case-by-case basis.
No prior experience with gems or jewelry is required for AIGS courses, with the
exception of Synthetic and Treated Gem Identification (E301).
In order to be considered for entry into E301, students are expected to have completed
Gem Identification (E102) at AIGS or an equivalent course at another recognized
gemological education provider.
It is the responsibility of international students to research their specific Thailand
visa requirements prior to arrival, including the obtaining of all necessary visas
from Thai embassies or consulates in their home country.
For more information, please visit the “Visa to Thailand” page on www.aigsthailand.com/AIGS-Visa.
Enrolment Policies and Procedure
In order to enrol for a course at AIGS, applicants are required to submit an application
form and two passport-sized photos.
50% of the total tuition fee must be paid 90 days before the course is due to commence,
with the remaining balance covered 30 days before the first class. It is the student’s
responsibility to ensure that these payment deadlines are met and AIGS reserves
the right to replace the applicant with a reserve should this not be the case. Seating
is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students enrolling for the A.G. and M.G. programs should commence their studies
within 6 months of their initial payment to AIGS. Beyond this 6 months period, students
will be subjected to any tuition increases that may have occurred since their initial
Except in the most extreme circumstances, AIGS does not provide any refunds for
fully-paid, or partially-paid, tuition fees, regardless of attendance or completion
of the course in question. All changes to proposed course attendance must be made
at least 30 days before the date of the first class.
Disclaimer: The information included within this prospectus represents the situation
at the time of publication only. AIGS therefore reserves the right to make subsequent
changes, including scheduling or pricing updates, and will not be liable for any
problems arising from such alterations. For more information, please contact the