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.

Deadline for an application for admission

The deadlines for an application for admission to the University of Fribourg are the 30th September for the autumn semester and the 28th February for the spring semester.

Conditions of admission

In order to register as an guest student (complementary studies), you must be registered at another Swiss university.

Procedure of application

Please apply online within the given deadline.
The following document is required in PDF format:

  • Registration certificate from your home university for the semester which you would like to apply for.

We will handle your application and send you confirmation as well as an eAccount. You can then:

  • activate your eAccount;
  • enrol for courses.


Limited status guest students (complementary studies)

  • The status of a guest student (complementary studies) is granted for a maximum of two semesters. An extension may, however, be obtained from the faculty's consent.
  • The application for admission is only valid for one semester; a new online application must therefore be submitted for each additional semester.


Semester tuition fee

Guest students (complementary studies) are not required to pay the semester tuition fee.

University of Fribourg   -   Office for Admissions and Registration  -   Rue de Rome 1   -   CH-1700 Fribourg
phone +41 26 300 7020    -   fax +41 26 / 300 9790   -    contact   -   Swiss University