Applied Languages, B.A. | ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences | Zürich, Switzerland
36 months
2502 EUR/year
1476 EUR/year
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In the course of your BA in Applied Languages at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, you become a language and communication professional who moves confidently between languages, cultures and domains.


During your BA in Applied Languages at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences you acquire outstanding language skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a multilingual context and at a professional level. You understand and can apply the principles of translation practice; you learn to compose a variety of text types in several languages and to write clearly and intelligibly for a variety of target audiences.

You acquire specialised knowledge in the field of linguistics, along with expertise relevant to your future career path. You also gain fascinating insights into different cultures and countries. Your understanding and experience of academic work will lay the foundation for lifelong learning.


The career opportunities for graduates with a BA in Applied Languages are very diverse and arise wherever communication takes place across linguistic, cultural or domain-specific borders. Potential employers include NGOs, communications agencies, language service providers, industrial companies and hotels with an international clientele and a multicultural team.

Graduates also have an increasing number of options if they want to continue their studies by taking a Master’s degree, specialising in Professional Translation, Conference Interpreting or Organisational Communication, for example.

Programme Structure

Specializations offered in this program include:

  • Multilingual Communication
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Technical Communication and Information Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted for enrolment in this programme, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Present either a baccalaureate diploma - which may be either a Swiss general baccalaureate (in German, "gymnasiale Maturität"), a Swiss specialist baccalaureate (in German, "Fachmaturität"), a Swiss vocational baccalaureate (in German, "Berufsmaturität") - or an equivalent qualification from another country.
  • Pass the aptitude test.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1251 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1476 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 738 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • 720 CHF per semester
  • additional tuition fees for students who are not Swiss residents: CHF 500

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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