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Admission

Conditions of admission

Bachelor

The following Swiss school-leaving certificates grant admission to Bachelor’s degree courses at the University of Fribourg:

  • Swiss academic Maturity Certificate;
  • Swiss professional Maturity Certificate in conjunction with the supplementary exam certificate from the Swiss Maturity Commission;
  • Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university, from an accredited Swiss university of applied sciences (HES/FH) or from a Swiss university of teacher education (HEP/PH).

A complete list of all further recognized Swiss school-leaving certificates (in French and German only) is to be found on the website of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS).

Foreign academic upper secondary school-leaving certificates are recognized only if they correspond substantially to the Swiss Maturity Certificate. They must qualify as general education. Foreign school-leaving certificates are considered to be general education if the last three years of schooling include at least six general education subjects, independent from each other, in accordance with the following list:

  1. First language (native language);
  2. Second language;
  3. Mathematics;
  4. Natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics);
  5. Humanities and social sciences (geography, history or economics/law);
  6. Elective (an additional language or an additional subject from category 4 or 5).

The general admission requirements to Bachelor’s degree courses for holders of foreign school-leaving certificates as well as the admission requirements for individual countries (in French and German only) are to be found on our website. In addition, foreign candidates must present proof of sufficient language skills in French or German.

The assessment of foreign school-leaving certificates is based on the CRUS Recommendations for the Assessment of Foreign Upper Secondary School-Leaving Certificates, 7 September 2007 (French and German only). The admission requirements are valid for the respective academic year. The Rectorat of the University of Fribourg reserves the right to change these requirements at any time.

Application procedure and further informations
Master

Master’s degree courses are built on the knowledge and abilities that were acquired when obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.

Holders of a Bachelor’s degree awarded from a Swiss University can be admitted to a Master’s degree course within the corresponding discipline (requires the acquisition of minimum 60 ECTS credits at Bachelor's level in the corresponding discipline) without any additional requirements. The same applies to holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded by a foreign university, provided that the Bachelor's degree is recognized and considered equivalent by the University of Fribourg.

Holders of a Bachelor’s degree awarded from a Swiss university or holders of a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a foreign University, provided that the Bachelor's degree is recognized and considered equivalent by the University of Fribourg, can be admitted to a Master’s degree course within another discipline with prerequisites (must be successfully completed before starting the Master’s degree course) or additional requirements (can be completed during the Master’s degree course). According to existing agreements, holders of a Bachelor’s degree awarded from a Swiss university of applied sciences can also be admitted with prerequisites or additional requirements.

The respective conditions of admission for each Master’s degree course are reserved.

Application procedure and further informations
Guest Students
Guest student: complementary studies

The University of Fribourg offers students registered at another Swiss university the possibility to follow a limited number of courses and, if necessary, to submit written reports and sit the corresponding examinations.

Guest students: minor studies

The University of Fribourg offers students registered at another Swiss university the possibility to study a minor for as long as the home university does not offer that particular minor.