Test fide – German

Mastering the language of the country you live in is very important for successful integration. Relevant language skills will allow you to actively take part in the social and economic opportunities of Switzerland.

The test fide is intended for persons wishing to prove their competence in German. It assesses written and oral skills at levels A1, A2 and B1. The test fide is recognised by the Federal State and the Cantons.

The test fide consists of two parts:

  • speaking and understanding
  • reading and writing

You can register separately for parts of the test fide or for the complete certificate.

Tested language skills are classified and certified in levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference. Written and oral competence results are provided separately.

At: https://fide-info.ch you will find the regulations for participation in the test fide (PDF in German).


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


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

Cancellation charges

Up to the registration deadline No charge
Up to 2 weeks before the exam CHF 100.– processing charge
Less than 2 weeks before the exam  100% of the exam fee

Candidates must present a valid ID to take part in the examination. The participants will receive their results and the language passports from the fide office within four weeks.


Exam dates

January – June 2022

Speaking and understanding 10.02.2022 (register by 20.01.2022)
Reading and writing (register by bis 20.01.2022)

Speaking and understanding 14.04.2022 (register by 24.03.2022)
Reading and writing 14.04.2022 (register by 24.03.2022)

Speaking and understanding 13.06.2022 (register by 26.05.2022)
Reading and writing 13.06.2022 (register by 26.05.2022)

July – December 2022

Speaking and understanding 11.08.2022 (register by 21.07.2022)
Reading and writing 11.08.2022 (register by 21.07.2022)

Speaking and understanding 13.10.2022 (register by 22.09.2022)
Reading and writing 13.10.2022 (register by 22.09.2022)

Speaking and understanding 08.12.2022 (register by 17.11.2022)
Reading and writing 08.12.2022 (register by 17.11.2022)

January – June 2022

Speaking and understanding 25.02.2022 (register by 04.02.2022)
Reading and writing 25.02.2022 (register by 04.02.2022)

Speaking and understanding 29.04.2022 (register by 08.04.2022)
Reading and writing 29.04.2022 (register by 08.04.2022)

Speaking and understanding 24.06.2022 (register by 03.06.2022)
Reading and writing 24.06.2022 (register by 03.06.2022)

July – December 2022

Speaking and understanding 26.08.2022 (register by 05.08.2022)
Reading and writing 26.08.2022 (register by 05.08.2022)

Speaking and understanding 28.10.2022 (register by 07.10.2022)
Reading and writing 28.10.2022 (register by 07.10.2022)

Speaking and understanding 16.12.2022 (register by 25.11.2022)
Reading and writing 16.12.2022 (register by 25.11.2022)

January – June 2022

Speaking and understanding 12.03.2022 (register by 26.02.2022)
Reading and writing 12.03.2022 (register by 26.02.2022)

Speaking and understanding 14.05.2022 (register by 23.04.2022)
Reading and writing 14.05.2022 (register by 23.04.2022)

July – December 2022

Speaking and understanding 17.09.2022 (register by 26.08.2022)
Reading and writing 17.09.2022 (register by 26.08.2022)

Speaking and understanding 19.11.2022 (register by 29.10.2022
Reading and writing 19.11.2022 (register by 29.10.2022)

Mastering a national language is of central importance for successful integration.