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Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg

4.6 out of 5 (13 ratings / 8 reviews) Fribourg, Switzerland
At the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, we are committed to excellence in research and teaching and we take pride in our truly interdisciplinary spirit. We continue to further develop our international focus and above all we put humanity at the centre of our endeavours.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

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.

Education

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

Research

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.

Career

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

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
301 -100
2019
201
2018
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
401 -100
2018
301 100
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
472 22
2019
494 35
2018
529
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
581 20
2019
601 -100
2018
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

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

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)

Student clubs

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.

Student Reviews

Possibly the best university experience in Switzerland
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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!

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Switzerland in general is very expensive! But Fribourg is a relatively cheap place, especially if you compare it to Zrich 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...

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