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Semester dates

Semester: Date: Duration: Holidays: Days without lessons:
Spring Semester 2020 9 March –
19 Juny 2020
15 weeks Good Friday: 10 April 2020
Easter Monday: 13 April 2020
Ascension: Thursday, 21 May 2020
Whit Monday: 1 Juni 2020
Autumn Semester 2020/21 14 September 2020 –
15 January 2021
15 weeks 12. – 16.10.2020
19.12.2020 – 04.01.2021

Registration deadline

You can register for courses in writing (course start March 2020) by 22 February 2020 at the latest. 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 in writing by 16 February 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 16 people (courses in small groups: 8 to 10 people). In the special courses, the number of participants varies between 6 and 14.

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. 50 CHF 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 96,8 KB)

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