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French fide test

Fide test

Starting from January 1st 2019, any non-Swiss resident is required to have a valid proof of language if they wish to apply for the Swiss nationality or to renew their residence permit.

The fide test is a certified and recognized proof of language issued by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

To register to the fide test or for more information, please contact us via our web form.

Mastering a desired level of French.

Our unique blended learning method is the fastest way to learn and master French. When you sign up for a Swiss French School course, you can define with your own personal consultant which level it is you wish to attain. A personalized solution is offered taking in consideration your availability, current level and the timeline in which you need to achieve said level. Once that has been defined, we guarantee (contractually) that you will reach your objective.

Taking the fide test

Swiss French School is an accredited fide exam center. You can take the test in our Geneva and Lausanne centers to receive an official Language Passport.

The exam itself is composed of 2 separate parts: a written evaluation (reading & writing) and an oral evaluation (speaking & understanding). Depending on your needs you can take only 1 of the French evaluations or you can take both.

Inscriptions & dates for fide test

To register to the fide test or for more information, please contact us via our web form.

The upcoming dates to take the French Oral and Written evaluations in our Geneva or Lausanne centers are:

- Geneva

Session Speaking and understanding Reading and writing Last day to register
1 14.01.2022 (full) 18.01.2022 (full) 22.12.2021
2 11.02.2022 (full) 15.02.2022 (full) 27.01.2022
3 11.03.2022 (full) 15.03.2022 (full) 24.02.2022
4 08.04.2022 (full) 12.04.2022 (full) 24.03.2022
5 13.05.2022 (full) 16.05.2022 (full) 28.04.2022
6 10.06.2022 (full) 14.06.2022 (full) 26.05.2022
7 15.07.2022 (full) 19.07.2022 (full) 30.06.2022
8 12.08.2022 (full) 16.08.2022 (full) 28.07.2022
9 16.09.2022 20.09.2022 01.09.2022
10 14.10.2022 18.10.2022 29.09.2022
11 11.11.2022 15.11.2022 27.10.2022
12 09.12.2022 13.12.2022 24.11.2022

- Lausanne

Session Speaking and understanding Reading and writing Last day to register
1 15.07.2022 (full) 15.07.2022 (full) 24.06.2022
2 22.07.2022 (full) 22.07.2022 (full) 01.07.2022
3 29.07.2022 (full) 29.07.2022 (full) 08.07.2022
4 05.08.2022 (full) 05.08.2022 (full) 15.07.2022
5 12.08.2022 (full) 12.08.2022 (full) 22.07.2022
6 19.08.2022 (full) 19.08.2022 29.07.2022
7 26.08.2022 (full) 26.08.2022 (full) 05.08.2022
8 02.09.2022 02.09.2022 12.08.2022
9 09.09.2022 09.09.2022 19.08.2022
10 16.09.2022 16.09.2022 26.08.2022
11 23.09.2022 23.09.2022 02.09.2022
12 30.09.2022 30.09.2022 09.09.2022
13 07.10.2022 07.10.2022 16.09.2022
14 14.10.2022 14.10.2022 23.09.2022
15 21.10.2022 21.10.2022 30.09.2022
16 28.10.2022 28.10.2022 07.10.2022
17 04.11.2022 04.11.2022 14.10.2022
18 11.11.2022 11.11.2022 21.10.2022
19 18.11.2022 18.11.2022 28.10.2022
20 25.11.2022 25.11.2022 04.11.2022

Prices of the fide test

Prices are set nationally.

  • Full exam (both evaluations): CHF 250
  • Speaking & understanding: CHF 170
  • Reading & writing: CHF 120

To register to the fide test or for more information, please contact us via our web form.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.
  • In case of cancellation before the registration deadline, an administrative fee will be charged.
  • In case of absence from the test, no refund will be made.

Click here to download the complete general conditions of the fide test in Lausanne.

Click here to see an example of a mock test.

Click here to download the rules of participation to the fide test

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