Fribourg is strong in law, philosophy and theology, with emphasis on European law, comparative religions and philosophies. Courses are often highly structured. Fribourg’s institutes are also of note and well-known in Switzerland. These include the Institute of Medieval Studies, the interdisciplinary Institute of Eastern and Central Europe, the Federalism Institute, the interdisciplinary Institute of Counseling in Family Matters, the Institute of Ethics and Human Rights and the Institute of Sports. 

Fribourg is the only bilingual (French-German) university in Switzerland; classes are taught in French or German. Some courses are taught in English, though mainly at the master's level.

Program Website

Course Description

Researching courses in English on an Swiss university homepage can sometimes be difficult and confusing. You can use the ISEP Guide to Course Selection to find information about navigating a university website, finding courses in both English and German and some translations of common words and major fields of study. 

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    French Studies German Studies Western European Studies

  • Biology:

    Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business:

    Economics International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication

    Journalism

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Law

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application.The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in French)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies

  • Biology:

    Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Auditing Business Communications Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication:

    Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Informatics

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology European History Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Christian Studies Ethics Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Sociology Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application.The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in German)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    French Studies German Studies Slavic Studies Western European Studies

  • Biology

    Neuroscience

  • Business:

    Business Communications Business Management Economics Marketing

  • Communication:

    Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Informatics

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Christian Studies Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Sociology Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application.The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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