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University of Fribourg

4.3 out of 5 (16 ratings / 14 reviews) Fribourg, Switzerland
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.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)



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.


  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Science


The University of Fribourg is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and takes pride in a truly interdisciplinary spirit. There are a total of five faculties, with activities spanning the entire research spectrum, as well as numerous cross-faculty and interdisciplinary projects.


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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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

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.

Housing services

Any students of the University of Fribourg looking for accommodation may contact one of the associations listed below:

  • Apartis (Foundation for student accomodation)
  • The housing service of AGEF

Library services

The University of Fribourg has a central library (BCU) as well as several decentralized libraries (faculties, institutes and interfacultary) spread over the University's various sites. The heads of all University libraries form the work and coordination group "Constellation".

ICT services

The IT Services Department (DIT) is firmly committed to gaining and maintaining the trust of its users. It helps teachers to teach better, students to study better, researchers to better conduct their research and staff to better administer the University.

Medical services

Le conseil psychologique aux étudiant- is a service offered by the University of Fribourg for university students suffering from mental distress, as well as for collaborators in need of psychological advice.Crisis interventions and short therapies are also offered to individuals when needed. The service offers a maximum of 10 sessions per patient. These sessions are free of charge.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

  • Bel-praz (for men)
  • Cité St-Justin
  • Foyer Beauséjour
  • Salesianum
  • Foyer Bel-Abri (for women)
  • Foyer le Tilleul (for women)
  • Salvatorhaus
  • Beauregard
  • Foyer des jeunes in Marly
  • Foyer St-Canisius (for women)

Sports facilities

The Sports Center offers all members of the University community a diverse sports programme. The choice covers over 60 types of sport, including weekly lessons, weekends and week camps. The offer serves not only as a balance to the studies but also as a chance to discover a so called life time sport. At the beginning of the academic year, all newly beginning students receive by letter a detailed sports programme. Enrolling for particular courses happens online. During the semester, the Sports Center office is open twice a week. 

Student clubs

All students registered at the University of Fribourg are automatically members of the student association AGEF (Association générale des étudiant-e-s de l’Université de Fribourg). The aim of the AGEF is the safeguarding and promotion of the interests of all students. The AGEF provides an organized structure for all possible student activities whether they are cultural, have to do with university politics or are of social nature. Every student can benefit from the services of the AGEF. The AGEF office is the initial place for inquiries. More exact information concerning the services provided by the AGEF can be found on the internet as well as the opening times for during the vacation period.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university is an excellent place to earn life skills.

Biomedicine at University of Fribourg
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The course program includes a lot of medical subjects, actually all the medicine lessons take place with the med students. The second most lessons are biological ones. Overall the university provides a large and detailled knowledge about basics of medicine, biology and chemics. It has to be said that the organization of the whole study program isn't satisfying and might be...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a prospective student it is indeed worthy to study in one of the best universities in Germany.


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