The University of Fribourg is a place where learning, research, employment and events all happen at the same time. Its innovative force makes it an important mover in the commercial and cultural life of the region. Since it attracts students and researchers from every part of Switzerland and from all over the world it has shaped life in the bilingual city of Fribourg since it was founded in 1889.
Scientific research closely linked to academic learning lies at the heart of the University of Fribourg. With projects across the entire research spectrum, as well as an array of participation in scientific excellence initiatives, the University aims to extend the frontiers of scientific knowledge and help solve society's current and future challenges.
If you are interested in a career in research, the University of Fribourg offers excellent opportunities in a wide range of fields. No matter if you are a PhD student just starting out or a senior researcher with years of experience, the University can provide you with the necessary research expertise, as well as access to international strategic networks and programs.
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The University of Fribourg provides various kinds of services designed to make life easier for its students and staff. Whether you need to update your language skills, are seeking spiritual guidance or a day care facility for your children.
Any students of the University of Fribourg looking for accommodation may contact one of the associations listed below:
You won’t find a campus in Fribourg: the town itself is the campus! With 10,000 students among a total of 40,000 inhabitants, life in the town is shaped by the University like nowhere else. This unique combination of medieval heritage and vibrant student life lends it an incomparable charm.
The aim of the AGEF (General Student Association of Fribourg University) is to defend student interests within the University. The AGEF also sells 1-day CFF (Swiss Federal Railways) travel passes, rents out minibuses at advantageous rates, runs a job and accommodation service and, last but not least, sells second-hand computers.
Studying in the city of Fribourg is an awesome experience, the city is quite small and vastly populated by students. There are endless possibilities to meet other students and socialize in general. All of that with a university of great quality!
Love the personal approach of the university. Teachers are friendly and don't treat you like a number. However, number of courses in English is limited (for law). Therefore I'd only recommend the university to students who have a sufficient comprehension of either German or French. City is friendly. Lots of different cultures and languages make it interesting. Even though...
Switzerland in general is very expensive! But Fribourg is a relatively cheap place, especially if you compare it to Z┬ürich or Geneva. The rents are between 450 - 650 CHF and a beer in a bar or a club is usually around 6-8 CHF. Most of my courses were really good! The teachers really made an afford to make the lessons interesting and gave various examples (for example...