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French Courses Financing Options

If you wish to learn French, there might be several ways you could receive help to finance your course.

This could be an agreement with your employer, a private scholarship or help from cantonal authorities.

Our language consultants will be glad to guide you through these possibilities.

Some popular financing options are:

Cheque annuel de formation (Geneva Canton only)

The Chèque Annuel de Formation (CAF), issued by the State of Geneva, is a voucher worth CHF 500 which can be used to finance your French language training.

For more information about the CAF, who can take advantage of it and what needs to be done to obtain it, please click here or contact us.


If you are a temporary worker in Switzerland and are looking to develop your professional future, you may be eligible for reimbursement for your French course.

To find out if you are eligible or to find out more about how to apply, click here or contact us.

Disability Insurance

The "Asurance-invalidité (AI)" is offered by the cantons to any person whose ability to work has been restricted due to chronic health reasons.

The AI helps affected people to rejoin the employment market contributing to language courses.

For more information, please review the documentation available from your cantonal office or contact one of our language experts.

Aide Sociale (Hospice)

Provided and controlled by each canton, Social Help aims to assist both socially and professionally those in need.

Unemployed people who have financial complications can request it. Courses provided by Swiss French School may be financed, fully or partially, within this option.

The conditions for this financing are subject to certain requirements fixed by law. They may be obtained from your social worker.

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