The University of Fribourg is a public university located in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. The roots of the university can be traced back to 1580, when the notable Jesuit Peter Canisius founded the Collège Saint-Michel in the City of Fribourg. The University of Fribourg was later established in 1889 by an Act of the parliament of the Swiss Canton of Fribourg. It is Switzerland’s only bilingual university and offers full curricula in both French and German, two of Switzerland’s national languages. The members of the university community come from 110 countries and make Fribourg, with its 40.000 inhabitants, a university town “par excellence”.
University of Fribourg (non-EU/EEA students)
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Fall semester application deadline
Spring semester application deadline
Semester fees (30 ECTS)
Subjects available to free mover students
Accounting & Finance [English]Accounting & Finance [French]Accounting & Finance [German]Anthropology [French]Anthropology [German]Archaeology [French]Art & Design [French]Art & Design [German]Biological Sciences [English]Biological Sciences [French]Biological Sciences [German]Business & Management Studies [English]Business & Management Studies [French]Business & Management Studies [German]Chemistry [English]Chemistry [French]Chemistry [German]Classics & Ancient History [English]Classics & Ancient History [French]Classics & Ancient History [German]Communication & Media Studies [English]Communication & Media Studies [French]Communication & Media Studies [German]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [French]Computer Science & Information Systems [German]Earth & Marine Sciences [English]Earth & Marine Sciences [French]Earth & Marine Sciences [German]Economics & Econometrics [English]Economics & Econometrics [French]Economics & Econometrics [German]Education & Training [English]Education & Training [French]Education & Training [German]English Language & Literature [English]Geography [English]Geography [French]Geography [German]History [English]History [French]History [German]Law [English]Law [French]Law [German]Mathematics [English]Mathematics [French]Mathematics [German]Medicine [French]Medicine [German]Modern Languages [English]Performing Arts [French]Performing Arts [German]Philosophy [English]Philosophy [French]Philosophy [German]Physics & Astronomy [English]Physics & Astronomy [French]Physics & Astronomy [German]Politics & International Studies [English]Politics & International Studies [German]Psychology [English]Psychology [French]Psychology [German]Social Policy & Administration [French]Social Policy & Administration [German]Sociology [French]Sociology [German]Sports-related Subjects [English]Sports-related Subjects [French]Sports-related Subjects [German]Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies [English]Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies [French]Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies [German]
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