Student requests

For the recognition of diplomas and partial studies, the recognition of previously completed studies or for exceptions to regulations or curricula, requests can be submitted to the Commission for students' requests. The Commission handles the cases of people who are registered or who have requested registration at the University of Fribourg. it examines the requests and issues a recommendation for the decision to the Faculty council.

The commission meets every six weeks during the semester and regularly between semesters.

  • Procedure

    The Commission for students' requests handles the cases of people who are registered or who have requested registration at the University of Fribourg.

    A request file must contain:

    • your registration number (SIUS number, for students registered in Switzerland), first and last name;
    • a dated and signed letter explaining the object of the request;
    • official proof of the credits that have been obtained with the signature and the official stamp of the issuing institution (except if the credits were acquired at the Faculty of science and medicine);
    • any other official file that may help with handling the request;
    • a resume is recommended.

    In case you request the recognition of previous studies, you must enclose information relating to the completed program (course descriptions, number of hours, credits,...)

    Any request must arrive by two weeks before the commission meeting. If this deadline is passed, the request will be considered at the following commission meeting.



    Commission des requêtes
    Faculté des sciences et de médecine
    Ch. du Musée 8
    CH–1700 Freiburg

    To preserve medical confidentiality, any request based on medical reasons must be addressed to the Dean directly. The Dean handles these requests on their own.

  • Dates of meetings and submission deadlines
    Submission deadline Commission meeting Decision by Faculty council*
    Fall Semester 2023
    04.09.2023 18.09.2023 25.09.2023
    16.10.2023 30.10.2023 06.11.2023
    27.11.2023 11.12.2023 18.12.2023
    Winter semester break
    08.01.2024 22.01.2024 26.02.2024
    Spring semester 2024
    05.02.2024 19.02.2024 26.02.2024
    25.03.2024 08.04.2024 15.04.2024
    07.05.2024 21.05.2024 27.05.2024

    * Once the decision has been taken by the Faculty Council, it is communicated to the student by postal mail within a few days.