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Semester dates

Semester: Date: Duration: Holidays: Days without lessons:
Autumn Semester 2021/22 14 September 2020 –
15 January 2021
15 weeks 12. – 16.10.2020
19.12.2020 – 04.01.2021
Spring Semester 2020 15 March –
25 June 2021
15 weeks   Good Friday: 2 April 2021
Easter Monday: 5 April 2021
Ascension: Thursday, 13 May 2021
Whit Monday: 24 May 2021

Registration deadline

You can register for courses online by 29 August 2020. Late registrations are only possible if there are still places available.

To achieve your course goal, it is important that you attend the course from the beginning. Therefore, registrations after the beginning of the semester are only possible in exceptional cases.

Early bird bonus for follow-up courses

If you have passed the ZHAW final examination, you can enrol for a follow-up course without a placement test. If you register by 17 July 2020, you will benefit from the early bird bonus.

Course groups

In the regular courses, you will learn in a motivated group of 11 to 15 people (courses in small groups: 8 to 10 people). In the special courses, the number of participants varies between 6 and 12.

Duration of lessons

One lesson lasts 45 minutes.

Teaching materials

You learn with various textbooks and online learning platforms. Course fees do not include the cost of teaching materials. These materials amount to approx. CHF 50 per semester.

Terms and Conditions of Business

The following conditions apply to German as a Foreign and Second Language courses:

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen/Terms and Conditions (PDF 114,0 KB)