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Guidelines of the Rectorate of 29 October 2020 (status on 27 September 2021)

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Last update on 14.09.2021

Classroom teaching only with COVID certificate for the time being

As of Monday, 20 September and with the start of the autumn semester access to courses at Bachelor's and Master's level will until further notice only be permitted for persons with a valid COVID certificate.

The COVID certificate provides documentary evidence that you have had a COVID-19 vaccination, have had and recovered from the disease or have tested negative. The certificate is provided in the Covid Cert app, in paper form or as a PDF document, each with a QR code.

In addition to the numerous vaccination opportunities, which can be found on the cantonal website, a mobile vaccination offer will be made available shortly after the start of the semester at the Miséricorde and Pérolles campuses. The Rectorate of the University of Fribourg strongly recommends that you take advantage of any vaccination offer (as far as still necessary) and thus contribute to the management of the crisis as well as to your health and that of other people. 


Last update on 10.09.2021

COVID certificate requirement in Unifr's mensas

In Swiss restaurants, the obligation to present a valid COVID certificate came into force on Monday 13 September. As our refectories are open to the public, this measure also applies to the mensas and cafeterias of the University of Fribourg. 


Last update on 30.06.2021

Adapted Guidelines and New Teaching Principles for the Autumn Semester 2021

The epidemiological situation continues to improve and the overall conditions for universities are largely returning to normal. Therefore, we can look forward to an (almost) normal autumn semester. In the wake of the Federal Council's decisions, the Rectorate has therefore also once again adjusted the Corona guidelines. The following aspects in particular are new:

  • Anyone who tests positive no longer has to report
  • There is no longer an upper limit on the number of participants for courses. The only restrictions are the obligation to wear a mask and the limitation of capacity to two-thirds of the room.
  • Teleworking is no longer compulsory, but only recommended insofar as the nature of the activity allows it. However, a general obligation to wear a mask still applies also at the workplace.
  • Coffee breaks and aperitifs in the outdoor area are again possible without restriction, and in the buildings up to 30 people (with compulsory seating).

In agreement with the faculties, the Rectorate has also drawn up principles for teaching from the autumn semester of 2021 (FR/DE).