Applicants mst be at least 18 years old and have a minimum a high school diploma, or equivalent. Applicants under the age of 18k years must co-sign with a parent or legal guardian. Admissions are not granted to applicants under the age of 18 years old.


Applicants enrolling in AIGS courses are required to have good English communication.

All classes are taught in English unless otherwise indicated. Students who enroll in courses should have a good command in reading, writing, understanding, and speaking English. Assistance in English will not be provided by AIGS.


Applicants do not need to have experience in gems or jewelry for any AIGS courses.

In order to be considered for entry into Synthetic and Treated Gem Identification course, students are expected to have completed Gem Identification at AIGS or an equivalent course at another recognized gemological education provider.


For short courses, a tourist visa may be sufficient.

Longer courses such as the Accredited Gemologist (A.G.) Program may require an ED-Visa.

*Kindly note the process to apply ED-VISA normally takes around 1 month*


AIGS reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. Students receive a 100% refund for courses cancelled by AIGS.

You may cancel your enrollment prior to the course start date. All cancellation requests must be in writing and e-mailed to

Course fee refunds are determined by when the cancellation request is received:

  • 28 days or more prior to the course start date - AIGS refunds 80%
  • 15-27 days prior to the course start date - AIGS refunds 50%
  • Less than 14 days prior to the course start date - no refund is applicable

Students may opt to reschedule to a future course in lieu of cancellation. AIGS is not responsible for any related expenses such as visa, bank fees, flights, accommodation, etc.

Refunds are processed within 30 days of when the request is received. Bank transfer fees for refunds are borne by the receiver.

If a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances outside of AIGS control such as COVID-19, government restrictions, etc. no refund is applicable, however students may reschedule to a future course date of their convenience.

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 AIGS registrar.