Registration with immigration authorities
All foreign students must apply for Swiss Residence Permit within 14 days from arrival.
Citizens of the European Union may apply by post. Non-EU citizens must go in person to the Immigration Office (SPoMi).
The following documents are needed for your application:
- application form >> (you can find the English translation here >>)
- passport or identity card
- certificate of registration at the University of Fribourg
- 2 photos (passport format)
For additional information, please contact the Immigration Office (SPoMi) >>
Route d’Englisberg 11, 1763 Granges-Paccot (Bus n° 1, stop "Portes de Fribourg")
From Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Health insurance is mandatory in Switzerland.
UE and EFTA nationals (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Check Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain, + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) are insured in Switzerland through their "European Health Card".
Non-EU or EFTA nationals should subscribe insurance with a Swiss insurance company.
Students may consult a doctor of their choice. Those student affiliated with a Health Plan must consult one of the doctors on their list. Please contact your health insurance for full details.
Your Swiss bank account
Upon your arrival, it is useful to open a bank account with a local bank, such as:
- Banque Cantonale de Fribourg >>
Boulevard de Pérolles 1 – 1700 Fribourg – Tel: 0848 223 223
- UBS >>
Two branches in Fribourg :
- Rue St-Pierre 1 – 1700 Fribourg - Tel : 026 352 81 11
- Route du Jura 37 – 1700 Fribourg - Tel: 026 352 81 11