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The coolest city in Switzerland, set on the Limmat river
View of Zurich, Switzerland

Our language school in Zurich

Zurich is widely regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world. As the economic capital of Switzerland, Zurich has also emerged as one of Europe’s coolest destinations. The large and lively metropolis has an artsy edge, with a thriving nightlife and entertainment scene. In the summer, the city hosts its annual Street Parade, the most attended techno party in the world and the indisputable highlight of Zurich’s event calendar.

  • We provide German classes and accommodation all in one building for maximum convenience
  • Our tuition and accommodation prices are the lowest in the area
  • Our school is ideally located 15 minutes from the lake shore, 20 minutes from the city centre and 40 minutes from the airport
  • Over 20 years experience in providing Swiss-quality language courses

School Information

About our Zurich school

Central location
Official exam centre
Rich social programme
Success rate 97%

School facilities

Outdoor space
Student lounge
Study area
Vending machines

Other information

  • Our Teaching Methodology

All teachers have an academic background, training and experience in language teaching. Lessons are planned with reference to the course programme and the learning and motivational needs of each student and the group.

  • School holidays

See our annual school closures

Find out more about this school
Zurich Centre Guide
Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia languages school is accredited by the following institutions.

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Student accommodation Accommodation

Your course and accommodation are all in one building at the famous Zurich Youth Hostel, with a restaurant on-site offering a range of meals, a 24-hour reception, courtyard, TV room and more.

Student Residence

Per week
  • Single and double rooms
  • En-suite and shared bathroom options
  • Family rooms available on request
  • Central location

Student Residence

Weekly price from
  • Single and double rooms
  • En-suite and shared bathroom options
  • Family rooms available on request
  • Central location

Activities & excursions

Social Activities

We organise a variety of activities to help you fully immerse yourself in the Swiss culture, the German language, and the country surrounding you. With its vibrant nightlife, fascinating history, culture and food, Zurich offers a wide range of options for you to enjoy during your course.


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What type of course are you interested in?

Monthly tuition fees at Alpadia vary between 550€ and 840€ for a standard course, depending on the length of your language course which can vary between 12-46 weeks, depending on your German level at the time of entry.
Germany requires non-EU citizens to provide a sum of 10.236€ in a blocked bank account in Germany to cover the living costs within the first 12 months of stay. This amount should be deposited in your blocked account in Germany prior to visa application
Your living costs in Germany are around 853€ a month, according to the German ministry of foreign affairs. This covers the basic costs such as accommodation, health insurance, food, transportation, etc. Are you able to cover your living costs? Please note that this amount will vary depending on your city of destination, chosen accommodation, expenditure habits, etc. Please note that your costs will be higher in the initial language-learning phase until you settle and become a student/employee and gradually drive down your costs.

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