University of Fribourg

Switzerland

Public

University of Fribourg

Fribourg, Switzerland

Public

41:59

Male : Female

September and February

Intakes

50%

Acceptance Rate

41:59

Male : Female

September and February

Intakes

50%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1580 by Peter Canisius on the foundation of the Jesuit College St. Michel. The cantonal library founded in 1839 has collaborated with the university and the Academy came to be known as the Faculty of Law. In 1939, the University of Fribourg moved to a new campus built on the cemetery of Misericorde, giving St. Michel one of Fribourg's gymnasia, which later took the name of College St. Michel. The University of Fribourg has affiliations with BeNeFri;  Compostela Group of Universities. The University of Fribourg ranks #561-570 by the QS World University Rankings 2022 and #401–500th World University Rankings 2022 by the Times Higher Education. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Fribourg has no main campus and its buildings are situated throughout the city. The central sites are Misericorde - Humanities and central administration (including the famous Senate room), Perolles - Science, Perolles 2 - Economics & Social Sciences, Regina Mundi - Psychology, BCU centrale - Main Library, Pierre Aeby - Department of Classical Philology, Bonnes Fontaines - Pedagogy and Stade St. Leonard - University Stadium. The Fribourg University has five departments: the faculty of humanities, the faculty of law, the faculty of theology, and the faculty of science and medicine.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The notable alumni of the institute are Patrick Aebischer, former president of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Pietro Balestra, a Swiss economist specialising in econometrics and Hans Wolfgang Brachinger, German mathematician and econometrician.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Fribourg values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 10,000 students enrolments, with more than 1,150 faculty within the premises. They have more than 1,700 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 40:60 at the University of Fribourg making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and others.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1580 by Peter Canisius on the foundation of the Jesuit College St. Michel. The cantonal library founded in 1839 has collaborated with the university and the Academy came to be known as the Faculty of Law. In 1939, the University of Fribourg moved to a new campus built on the cemetery of Misericorde, giving St. Michel one of Fribourg's gymnasia, which later took the name of College St. Michel. The University of Fribourg has affiliations with BeNeFri;  Compostela Group of Universities. The University of Fribourg ranks #561-570 by the QS World University Rankings 2022 and #401–500th World University Rankings 2022 by the Times Higher Education. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Fribourg has no main campus and its buildings are situated throughout the city. The central sites are Misericorde - Humanities and central administration (including the famous Senate room), Perolles - Science, Perolles 2 - Economics & Social Sciences, Regina Mundi - Psychology, BCU centrale - Main Library, Pierre Aeby - Department of Classical Philology, Bonnes Fontaines - Pedagogy and Stade St. Leonard - University Stadium. The Fribourg University has five departments: the faculty of humanities, the faculty of law, the faculty of theology, and the faculty of science and medicine.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The notable alumni of the institute are Patrick Aebischer, former president of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Pietro Balestra, a Swiss economist specialising in econometrics and Hans Wolfgang Brachinger, German mathematician and econometrician.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Fribourg values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 10,000 students enrolments, with more than 1,150 faculty within the premises. They have more than 1,700 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 40:60 at the University of Fribourg making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and others.

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International Students %

18%

International Students %

18%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

301-350

Global Ranking

Times-2021

581-590

Global Ranking

QS-2021

561-570

Global Ranking

QS-2022

401–500

Global Ranking

Times-2022

301-350

Global Ranking

Times-2021

581-590

Global Ranking

QS-2021

561-570

Global Ranking

QS-2022

401–500

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Scholarships

Currently, the university offers 5 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £5,000 to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Eligibility

Applicants must be applying for direct first year entry in 2022 and have, or be working towards A-levels (including international and Sri Lankan A-levels); IB Diploma and Indian Standard XII (CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only).

Applicability

The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.

Currently, the university offers 5 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £5,000 to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Eligibility

Applicants must be applying for direct first year entry in 2022 and have, or be working towards A-levels (including international and Sri Lankan A-levels); IB Diploma and Indian Standard XII (CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only).

Applicability

The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.

The Inlaks Scholarships are given to deserving students who want to study at some of the best universities in the UK, Europe, and the United States.

Eligibility

Must be an Indian citizen who has a minimum academic grade of 65% or CGPA 6.8 or GPA 2.6 from a recognized university/institution in India.

Applicability

Application for the scholarship has to be made online on the portal which is accessible from the website. No physical application forms will be accepted.

Inlaks Scholarships

Inlaks Scholarships

The Inlaks Scholarships are given to deserving students who want to study at some of the best universities in the UK, Europe, and the United States.

Eligibility

Must be an Indian citizen who has a minimum academic grade of 65% or CGPA 6.8 or GPA 2.6 from a recognized university/institution in India.

Applicability

Application for the scholarship has to be made online on the portal which is accessible from the website. No physical application forms will be accepted.

This partially funded scholarship offered by the Mobility Seeker is awarded to international students pursuing masters or bachelors courses.

Eligibility

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 (or equivalent).

Applicability

To participate, students must write an essay between 800 and 1,000 words based on the theme of ‘a personal challenge you have overcome’.

This partially funded scholarship offered by the Mobility Seeker is awarded to international students pursuing masters or bachelors courses.

Eligibility

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 (or equivalent).

Applicability

To participate, students must write an essay between 800 and 1,000 words based on the theme of ‘a personal challenge you have overcome’.

Eligible applicants who wish to enroll in junior college, Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree are given a one-time payment of $1000. The selection is merit-based and is applicable in over 230 countries globally.

Eligibility

All students enrolled in an accredited college or university from any class standing may apply for the scholarship.

Applicability

All application materials must be submitted.

Hani Zeini Scholarship

Hani Zeini Scholarship

Eligible applicants who wish to enroll in junior college, Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree are given a one-time payment of $1000. The selection is merit-based and is applicable in over 230 countries globally.

Eligibility

All students enrolled in an accredited college or university from any class standing may apply for the scholarship.

Applicability

All application materials must be submitted.

Currently, the university offers 80 merit-based master’s scholarships to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Eligibility

Applicants for the South Asian awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 1 June 2022.

Applicability

The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders.

Currently, the university offers 80 merit-based master’s scholarships to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Eligibility

Applicants for the South Asian awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 1 June 2022.

Applicability

The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each of fourteen teaching weeks. An 8 week inter-semester break will separate them. During this period students take the opportunity to prepare seminar works, dissertations and exams.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, each of fourteen teaching weeks. An 8 week inter-semester break will separate them. During this period students take the opportunity to prepare seminar works, dissertations and exams.
Teaching is given in the form of lectures, seminars and exercises, as well as case studies.
Teaching is given in the form of lectures, seminars and exercises, as well as case studies.
No. Students will have the possibility to apply for a room in a student residence at the end of the online application, but there is no guarantee. It's your responsibility to find an accommodation that suits your expectations.
No. Students will have the possibility to apply for a room in a student residence at the end of the online application, but there is no guarantee. It's your responsibility to find an accommodation that suits your expectations.
The International Relations Office will send the Transcript of Records with your exams and grades. An ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) conversion table will be attached to the transcript.
The International Relations Office will send the Transcript of Records with your exams and grades. An ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) conversion table will be attached to the transcript.
Yes, students must register upon arrival at the "Immigration Service" (SPOMI).
Yes, students must register upon arrival at the "Immigration Service" (SPOMI).

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