We are Switzerland’s only bilingual university, offering a full academic curriculum both in French and German. A number of Master programmes are taught in English and the University offers a wide range of opportunities for PhD and doctoral studies as well as international Exchange and Summer School Programmes.
With roots that date back to the 16th century, the University of Fribourg was formally established in 1889 and comprises five faculties in Law, Theology, Economics and Social Sciences, and Arts and Science.
Research at the university is combined with academic teaching, and interdisciplinary studies are encouraged among its cohort of 10,000 students enrolled on bachelor, masters and PhD programmes.
Home to several centres of scientific excellence, Fribourg aims are to extend the frontiers of scientific knowledge and find solutions to pressing global challenges. The university is committed to exploring new fields of study and its research extends into areas such as Nanomaterials and Multilingualism.