English studies are a success story at the University of Fribourg. In a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment where both teaching and administration are conducted in English, students benefit from a total immersion in the target language.



Dr. Kilian Schindler is our new Professor of Early Modern English Literature

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Aurélie Zurbrügg successfully defends her PhD thesis

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Interview of Dr. Niklas Fischer for UNIMIX, on "The joy of reading"

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Research at the Department of English is conducted in both linguistics (mainly pragmatics) and literature (American and British, covering various periods). 

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Useful information for students

Aptitude test

  • The next aptitude test will take place on Friday 24 February 2023, from 15:00 to 17:00, in room MIS10 1.16 (Rue de Rome 1). More information available here [pdf]

Masterweek 2023 

  • Prospective MA students are welcome to attend the following courses [pdf] during the week of 06-10 March 2023
  • An on-site and online presentation (MS Teams, click here) will take place on Wednesday 8 March 2023 from 17:00 to 18:00 and will be followed by an apéritif near office MIS 02 2211 (information available here[pdf])


The Spring semester course timetable is available here[pdf].


Students who wish to study English literature and linguistics are expected to have achieved a high level of English language competence in their Matura/Maturité/Maturita. We strongly recommend a level of C1 in English for students beginning their studies at the English department.

Tips and useful information:

Our Regulations, exams, tips webpage (or alternatively our vademecum for BALET students [pdf]) provides detailed information on how to navigate your way through your 1st year with us.