General Terms and Conditions of the International Football Institute of IUNworld GmbH


By filling out the applicant form on the website of the International Football Institute and sending the data by clicking the “Register with costs” button and the confirmation by the International Football Institute, a contract between the applicant/participant and IUNworld GmbH is concluded.

The contractual partner is IUNworld GmbH, Steinheilstraße 4, 85737 Ismaning, Germany. The International Football Institute is an institute of IUNworld GmbH.

The following terms and conditions apply to this contract. The applicant declares that he/she[1] was made aware of these General Terms and Conditions (GTC) before submitting his/her binding registration and that he/she agrees with them in full.

  1. scope of application, subject matter of the contract

The International Football Institute is active in the field of non-academic education and training in sports. These GTC apply to all programs offered by the International Football Institute (hereinafter: IFI). The programs offered by the IFI are the following:

  • University Certificates
  • Institute Certificates
  • 4-week programs
  • Diploma
  • Decentralized trainer training C license
  • Summer School

The applicant registers bindingly for the selected program. Classes and examinations will take place in the IFI training rooms in Ismaning or at the selected location.

Place, time and duration of the classes will be announced by the IFI in due time and can be viewed at any time.

The university certificates are held in cooperation with a state-recognized university, which is responsible for awarding the certificate.

  1. online contract conclusion, written form

With this online registration, the applicant registers bindingly for the selected program with the specified fees. After registration, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirmation of his/her registration as well as these General Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy as an attachment.

The IFI accepts the application if the admission requirements are met. If the required conditions are met and there are free places, the applicant will be accepted as a participant in the selected program.

With the registration an effective but revocable contract is concluded.

Deviations from these terms and conditions must be made in writing. Verbal side agreements do not exist and are invalid.

  1. admission / access requirements

The admission requirement for the university certificates is: advanced technical college entrance qualification or a comparable qualification. In addition, a coaching license, experience in soccer as a coach and/or player or studies in the field of sports science/sports management must be proven.

The admission requirement for the Institute Certificates is: Qualified high school diploma.

The admission requirement for the diploma is: Qualified high school diploma.

For the 4-week programs, the Summer School and the Trainer Education C-License there are no admission requirements.

Proof of the presented admission / entry requirements must be provided by certified copies of the relevant documents. The applicant will then receive a confirmation of the allocation of a part-name place or a corresponding rejection.

  1. fees for the chosen program and their due date

Fees are charged for the programs of the IFI. These fees are detailed in the registration process. A detailed payment schedule will be sent as an attachment with the binding registration, depending on the payment method and term selected.

Monthly fees are due on the 1st of each month.

For the Summer School and the Trainer Training, the total fees are due at the beginning of the program on the 1st of the respective month.

In case of late payment, the IFI is not obliged to admit the participant for an examination.

The fees do not include, for example:

  • The cost of additional work materials,
  • Accommodation costs and meals.

Falling short of the regular program duration will not result in a reduction of fees.

In case of arrears or outstanding fees at the end of the program, the IFI is entitled to withhold the diploma/certificate until all fees have been paid in full.

  1. method of payment

Fees are generally to be paid by SEPA direct debit mandate or by bank transfer (depending on the IFI’s instructions). The SEPA direct debit mandate is issued in a separate step. The participant is obligated to ensure sufficient coverage of his account to enable timely debiting. In the event of insufficient funds in the account, the costs incurred for a chargeback are to be borne by the applicant.

  1. deferment

If unforeseeable important reasons arise after the binding registration (unemployment, pregnancy, etc.), the participant can apply for a temporary deferral for a maximum of three next due monthly fees. An extension for another three months is possible if the reasons continue to exist. For the period of deferral, the participant shall pay interest at a rate of 5% points above the base interest rate for the year.

The participant must submit the request for this in writing up to one month before the corresponding due date. The deadline is only met if the request is received by the IFI in due time.

The IFI will decide on the request. In principle, the request will be granted if the participant has duly made the payments due by that date and the conditions of the hour have occurred. However, there is no entitlement to approval.

  1. obligations of the applicant

The applicant undertakes to pay the fees indicated in the application process when due and to comply with the course schedule and program regulations, if any. Furthermore, he/she is obliged to issue an appropriate SEPA direct debit mandate.

The house rules, which are displayed in the respective premises of the IFI, are to be strictly adhered to.

With the binding registration the applicant commits himself to send a curriculum vitae as well as his sporting background and a copy of his identity card to the IFI. Copies of any existing coaching licenses must be sent to the IFI.

  1. obligations of the IFI

As soon as a place in a program has been confirmed, the IFI commits itself to the proper training of the applicant on the basis of the course manual / module manual and the program regulations in their respective valid version.

The program takes place in semi-virtual format or purely virtual format, depending on the program booked. Therefore, there may be face-to-face classes as well as virtual classes and virtual learning phases. The IFI provides the participant with the necessary expertise to achieve the program’s goal through careful theoretical and practical instruction and qualified teaching staff, and ensures professional pedagogical support from the lecturers and tutors. These services can also be provided by corresponding partners directly involved in the participant’s program (including software and hardware providers) or, if required, by the partner universities.

The participant will be allowed to use the in-house training facilities within the scope of the program after consultation with the IFI.

The IFI provides the applicant with classrooms, workrooms and learning material for the training points outlined in the learning plan in the presence phase and gives the applicant the opportunity to participate in the presence and online offerings of the respective courses and seminars in Germany and abroad.

The IFI does not assume any liability for failures at the workplaces and the classrooms.

  1. course of the program

The exact course of the program can be found in the course and module descriptions. These are available for download on the learning platform.

  1. regular duration of the IFI programs

The university certificates usually last 7 months, the institute certificates usually 6 months.

The 4-week programs last 4 weeks each.

The diploma lasts approximately 12 months.

The decentralized trainer training C license takes about 5 months.

The Summer School usually lasts 6 days.

  1. contract duration and termination, extension in case of exceeding the regular program duration

The contract has a minimum duration equal to the duration of the booked program. The right to ordinary termination is excluded for this period, the right to extraordinary termination remains unaffected.

  1. special right of withdrawal of the IFI and the applicant

In case the minimum number of 16 participants is not reached, the IFI reserves the right to postpone or cancel the start of the program or the location without compensation. In these cases, the applicant is entitled to withdraw from this contract without giving any reason. This does not constitute a liability for damages on the part of the IFI, except in the case of intent.

  1. special right of termination

The IFI is entitled to terminate the contract in case of

  • Delinquency in payment of more than three of the monthly fees,
  • misconduct on the part of the participant, such as cheating on exams, physical attacks on other participants or members of the IFI, or
  • statements that are likely to damage the IFI’s public image and statements that are likely to disparage or denigrate other participants or members of the IFI.

The participant concerned must be heard before the termination is announced.

  1. right of revocation

The applicant has a legal right of revocation of 14 days from the conclusion of the contract.

  1. information of the participant, data protection

By registering, the applicant accepts that the handling and processing of his/her personal data provided will be carried out for the purpose of processing and fulfilling the contract.

The IFI points out that applicants must provide their correct address data. The IFI reserves the right to take legal action in case of non-compliance. Applicants are informed that the collected data will be stored by the IFI in machine-readable form and processed within the scope of the purpose of the contractual relationship. The IFI guarantees the confidential treatment of this data. By registering, the applicant agrees to the storage of his data. The applicant is entitled to view his or her data at any time and, if necessary, to have the data changed or deleted.

The IFI reserves the right to check the creditworthiness, identity and/or authorization to use a given credit card of the applicant in individual cases. In this context, it may be necessary to send a copy of the applicant’s identity card and/or credit card. Contract data will be used to initiate credit checks as needed.

The applicant authorizes the disclosure of his/her data by the IFI to the relevant partners (including software and hardware providers) and the partner university directly involved in the participant’s program and to the relevant billing offices.

The privacy policy of IUNworld GmbH ( applies.

  1. Copyright, rights of use

All materials, software used and other contents of the IFI events and courses are protected by copyright. The participant is allowed to use these data for his own purposes of education or training. Any distribution of content or course materials or other infringement of these copyrighted materials is not permitted without written permission.

  1. photo and film recordings

The participant agrees that sound and image recordings may be made and distributed during the events for the purposes of public or internal reporting and advertising of similar events.

  1. final provisions, applicable law, place of jurisdiction, severability clause

Amendments and supplements to this contract must be made in writing.

Insofar as these GTC provide for the written form, the sending of an e-mail or fax also corresponds to this written form.

The contract between the applicant and the IFI and all legal relations resulting from it are subject to German law under exclusion of the conflict of laws rules. The relevant regulations of the IPRG and the LugÜ apply to applicants from Switzerland. Insofar as legally possible, the validity of German law and the place of jurisdiction in Munich are agreed.

Should any provision of these GTC be invalid or contestable, the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a valid provision that comes closest to the invalid provision in economic and legal terms by way of contractual interpretation.

[1] For reasons of readability, the masculine form has been chosen in the text. Nevertheless, the information refers to both genders.