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Why choose the University of Fribourg?

  1. 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
  2. The ideal size of the institution and the commitment of its teaching staff enable students to enjoy a personalised environment
  3. In comparison with other Swiss cities, the cost of living in Fribourg is relatively low


Quick Facts:

Location: Fribourg, Switzerland

City Population: 36,633

University Population: 10,000

Climate: Fribourg has a Marine West Coast climate/Oceanic climate with mild differences between highs and lows and there is adequate rainfall year round.

Nearest airport: Bern Airport



The city of Fribourg is a medieval jewel. The historic city centre with its gothic cathedral, its narrow laneways, old bridges, taverns and picturesque squares make it a particularly pleasant place to live. Because of its situation at the foothills of the Alps and at less than 20km from Lake Morat there is a huge range of receational and sporting actitivies to enjoy. The University of Fribourg is not a campus university but it is spread throughout the town of Fribourg. It has nine faculties and counts 10,000 students.