Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.
It depends on what your contract with the institution states regarding their right to cancel courses. However, I am of the opinion that they cannot place you onto a course, if that is not the course you want to do. If the courses are similar, then (as I mentioned) you will have to look at their rights in terms of your agreement.
BUT, I would venture that you did not cancel anything, and thus you do not need to pay any cancellation fee - the institution cancelled, and consequently, they will have to refund you whatever you have paid, without deduction.
The other question obviously would be what your actions were at the time when they informed you that they are cancelling your nominated course and placing you onto another course - did you accept that and later decide that is not what you wanted to do? Were you initially given the option of being placed into a different course or to be refunded? And if so, did you choose to do the other course?
All these will answer what your rights are - I would suggest that if you were never given the choice whether to proceed on another course, then you will be fully withing your rights to reclaim whatever you may have paid, and you will not be liable to pay anything to cancel (as in fact they cancelled, and not you).
I hope this answered your question.
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