Test fide – German

Mastering one of the national languages is key to professional and social integration in Switzerland.
The fide test is designed to demonstrate your proficiency in German. The test is recognised by the federal government and cantons and is made up of two parts:

  • speaking and understanding
  • reading and writing

The results are used to classify your language skills as level A1, A2 or B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Written and oral skills are shown separately.

You can register for the complete fide test or just for one part.
You must present a valid ID on the day of the exam. Your results and Language Passport will be sent to you by the fide office within four weeks.

Exam duration

Speaking and understanding approx. 45 minutes
Reading and writing 60 minutes

Cancellation

Up until registration deadline No charge
Cancellation up to two weeks before exam CHF 100 administration fee
Cancellation less than two weeks before exam  100% of the exam fee
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Cost

Complete test fide CHF 250.–
Speaking and understanding CHF 170.–
Reading and writing CHF 120.–

Dates and registration

Select the location where you would like to take the fide exam.
You can then register directly for the exam via the website.

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fide Deutsch

Exam date: 28 October 2022
(Registration deadline: 7 October 2022)
Location:
Bern

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 19 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 29 October 2022)
Location:
Visp

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 8 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 17 November 2022)
Location:
Basel

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 16 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 25 November 2022)
Location:
Bern

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 28 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 7 January 2023)
Location:
Visp

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 3 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 13 January 2023)
Location:
Bern

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 9 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 19 January 2023)
Location:
Basel

fide Deutsch

Exam date: 18 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 25 February 2023)
Location:
Visp