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International Campus at the FHNW School of Education

The International Programme focuses on competences related to multiculturalism and multilingualism. It includes courses of the regular study programme and is open to students of the FHNW School of Education as well as to international exchange students.

Only 6 ECTS are mandatory for incoming students, but there are many courses taught in English (but as well in French, Italian, Spanish and German) at your disposal:

  • around 50 ECTS/Semester taught in English,
  • 30 ECTS/Semester in French,
  • 20 ECTS/Semester in Italian,
  • 6 ECTS/Semester taught in Spanish,
  • and many in German.

Mandatory courses

For incoming students there are two mandatory general courses:

  • Welcome Course: International Classroom and Global Education (4 ECTS)
  • Let’s get started! Collaborative and intercultural experience (2 ECTS)

Optional courses

Optional general courses (1st term: HS / 2nd term: FS)

  • Didactic concepts and tools for lesson design in the subject “nature, human and society” (HS, 2 ECTS)
  • Computer Science 1: Explicative Programming for Elementary School Teachers (HS, 2 ECTS)
  • Growing up bilingual: Cognitive advantages and beyond (HS, 2 ECTS)
  • (Re)constructing childhood and youth (HS, 2 ECTS)
  • Visual and material school culture (HS, 2 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Classroom Action Research (FS, 2 ECTS)
  • The History of Mass Schooling (FS, 2 ECTS)
  • Bilingualism in childhood and early adolescence: Effects on Development and Education (FS, 2 ECTS)
  • Educational processes related to sustainable development (FS, 2 ECTS)

Optional courses in languages

  • Optional Courses in English Language and Didactics
  • Optional Courses in French Language and Didactics
  • Optional Courses in Italian Language and Didactics
  • Optional Courses in Spanish Language and Didactics

Course overview

Webbased Course catalogue

How to find...

  • select in ‘Studiengang’ > International Programme
  • select in ‘Unterrichtssprache’ the teaching language
  • select in ‘Standort’ the location you wish
  • select in ‘Wochentag’ the day of the week you are looking for

Courses booking

For incoming students all courses need to be booked via the Central Study Administration.

Deadlines autumn term

  • Nomination: May 31
  • Application: June 15
  • Courses booking: June 25

Deadlines spring term

  • Nomination: Nov 30
  • Application: Dec 15
  • Courses booking: Dec 30

Further resources

Free German or Swiss German language courses are provided at the University of Basel Languages Center. Other Language Courses can be booked as well.

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