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Applied Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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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.You receive cultural and linguistic input and exposure not only from our lecturers, who are all native-speakers of the languages they teach, but also from incoming students and international guest lecturers. And by spending a semester abroad at one of our partner universities, you can broaden your horizons and gain further intercultural experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You study three languages: your primary language (usually your mother tongue), a first foreign language and a second foreign language. During your studies, you focus more intensively on your first (stronger) foreign language than on your second. 

Different combinations of languages are possible, depending

on the specialisation you choose. English is compulsory for all students and must be selected as a first or second foreign language.

German and English are compulsory for all students: German must be selected as either the primary language or first foreign language, English as a first or second foreign language.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

French, Italian, Spanish (approx. C1 level; students must pass the aptitude test to be admitted)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1326 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 663 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1326 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 663 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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


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