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University Pathway

Take your language course further!

We are the only group of schools to propose this programme in France (French speaking), Germany (German speaking) and Switzerland (French and English speaking). Whether you are interested in academics or the arts, we have partnerships with some of the leading universities in Europe and ties with local businesses that can offer you new opportunities and fresh discoveries.

How does it work?

Alpadia benefits from a large network of universities, both public and private, with whom we have partnered to offer a unique university placement programme.

Part of Bologna Process, Switzerland, Germany and France offer some of the best education in Europe and issue qualifications that are officially recognised worldwide.If you have the required academic qualifications and if you pass the language exam qualification needed by the university, we can guarantee you a place at a university. Our Student Support Service will verify your academic documents prior to your arrival. Once you begin your language course with us, we will assist you in defining your specific pathway and support you through the application process. 

Why choose Alpadia?

Take your education to another level and broaden your horizon!

  • We provide specialised and high-quality courses to improve your French or German language skills in order to obtain a certified C1 language level.
  • We will assist you through the academic requirements and admission procedures to your selected Bachelor or Master programme in France, Germany or Switzerland.
  • You have 40+ degrees to choose from to complete your Bachelor/Undergraduate or Master/Graduate studies from a public or private institution.
  • We offer dedicated assistance and advice before, during, and after your selected pathway programme.
  • You will receive free academic counselling and support to ensure a seamless transition into university.
  • With one track comprising of four distinct pathways based on your language level, we can offer you the educational framework you need to obtain C1.

What do you need?

For Switzerland, France and Germany

  • You need a C1 level for entering university
  • A high-school diploma equivalent to the French BAC (Lyon) or the German Abitur (Berlin, Freiburg) is needed. In Germany there is a special 1-year Studienkolleg programme for students who do not have a Abitur equivalent (min. B1 German level needed).
  • EU applicants: no visa required.
  • Non EU applicants: you will have to request a student visa. Once your tuition fee is paid we will send you an invitation letter for your visa application. Simultaneously, we will help you launch your application at the university.

How to apply?

To make sure that you have all the documents ready for your university application, it is highly recommended to start the process as early as possible and follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Test your language skills online
    To assess your language level and to estimate the time needed to achieve C1, it is essential to take our online language test.
  2. Complete our pre-evaluation form
    Filling out this form provides us with the information we need to outline a recommended pathway for you and highlight any issues that may need to be resolved.
  3. Finalise the university application form
    Once you have selected the course you would like to attend, make an application to the university, respecting their deadline!
  4. Provide your respective transcripts
    It is essential that you gather together all your documents relating to your secondary diplomas and any further education you already finished. You may need to have these translated and notarised.
  5. Define your specific university pathway road map
    Once we have identified and defined your eligibility establishing your individualised pathway to university, we can communicate all relevant deadlines and prices according to your specific road map.
  6. Complete the Alpadia language course application form
    Now that you have the information relevant to your course structure and selected track to university, you can officially enrol.
  7. Receive your Conditional Letter of Acceptance CLA
    With this CLA you can now finalise your visa application.
  8. Start your programme!
    Enjoy learning at the pace adapted to your objectives and available time. The more you put in, the more you will get out of the course.
  9. Pass your language exam
    With our average 97% exam success rate, you are pretty much sure to pass your language exam with flying colours. From there it is just a question of time until you begin your chosen university course.

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