Discover the University of Fribourg!

The university town par excellence

Fribourg is home to Switzerland's only bilingual university.

You won't find an isolated campus in Fribourg: the city is the campus! With 10,000 students out of a total of 40,000 inhabitants, the city's life is driven by the university like nowhere else.

Bilingualism: an opportunity

Fribourg is home to the only bilingual university in Switzerland. In almost all fields of study, students have the opportunity to study in German, French or both languages. Internationally organised study programmes are offered in English.

Teachers close to the students

At the University of Fribourg, no one is lost in the crowd. The ideal size of the institution and the commitment of the teaching staff allow students to benefit from individualised support.

An international atmosphere

Since its foundation in 1889, the University of Fribourg has had an international reputation. Today, students of 110 nationalities study here.

Affordable prices

Compared to other Swiss cities, the cost of living in Fribourg is relatively low. In the city or in the surrounding area, it is quite easy for students to find a room in a hostel or in a shared apartment at an affordable price.

Accommodation for students

An idyllic living environment

The city of Freiburg is a medieval jewel. The historic centre with its Gothic cathedral, narrow streets, old bridges, bistros and picturesque squares make it a particularly pleasant place to live. Its location at the foot of the Pre-Alps and less than 20 kilometres from Lake Murten offers a wide range of recreational and sporting activities.

"Mission séduction",report published on 16 July 2017 on Alma & Georges, the webzine of the University of Fribourg

University near you

We meet our prospective students at various student information events and fairs in Switzerland and Europe. University students are available to answer questions from our audience.

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Other useful resources to discover the University of Fribourg

Study offer

Discover the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate courses offered in Fribourg

Information brochures

Brochures and information leaflets on the studies available for download

Prospective students

The portal for future students: all the resources you need to choose your studies 

Choosing and living in Freiburg

Costs, accommodation, cultural and sporting life: everything about the Fribourg region