College education: access to universities and higher education institutions worldwide

With Academia, students are able to take British International A Levels. These qualifications are recognised around the world, opening doors to higher education institutions across the globe. They can either attend classes at the English-speaking college in Basel and Zurich or follow a course of individual study with one of our university entrance qualification programmes at various locations throughout Switzerland and online.

Holistic, personal, small by design: our English-speaking college in Basel and Zurich.

The Academia International School was founded in Basel in 2009. In 2019, it opened a second site in Zurich, also offering internationally recognised IGCSE and International A Level qualifications to prepare students for successful study at universities worldwide.

This makes us unique:

  • Close-knit school community with room to cater to individual needs
  • Holistic, strength-based learning, thanks to qualified native-speaker teachers
  • Cosmopolitan and multicultural environment
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Individual and flexible route to university: tailored programme of university entrance qualifications in Aarau, Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Zurich or online.

For over 10 years, we have been offering adults and young people an individualised programme of English-language university entrance qualifications – International A Levels. Students are able to tailor their studies around their career, leisure pursuits or family responsibilities. Our graduates can choose from universities in Switzerland and around the world.

This makes us unique:

  • Flexible timetabling; one-to-one teaching or small groups
  • Free choice of subjects based on strengths and individual interests
  • Internationally recognised and respected qualification
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