Funding opportunities

The Faculty does not have scholarships. The following possiblities of financing doctoral studies exist:


With such a position, whose enrollment is limited to a maximum of 5 years, you have the right and duty to use half of your time for your thesis.

Research collaboration

As a scientific collaborator of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within the framework of a research project of the thesis supervisor, you can negotiate conditions similar to assistant positions.

SNSF funding

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) usually grants funding for stays abroad.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation.


Private foundations

To find out whether there are any private foundations that support scientific research in your area of interest, search the Foundation Directory.

SAGW Promotion

The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences offers travel contributions.


more information

The Research Promotion Services of the University of Fribourg offers a wide range of support for both internal and external funding opportunities.