Admission as a listener

  • General information

    General information

    Any person over the age of 18 can follow the courses of the University of Fribourg as a listener. This entitles them to attend courses offered by the faculties without having to take any exams.

    Elder People’s University 

    Participants of the People’s University of the Canton of Fribourg have occasionally the opportunity to attend courses given by the University of Fribourg free of charge as listeners. Registrations must be made directly with the People’s University of the Canton of Fribourg and not with the University of Fribourg.


    • Some courses, seminars or projects are not open to listeners. For more information on this subject and the list of courses, please check the course catalogue.
    • Registered listeners do not have the possibility to validate study achievements (examinations; essays; etc.) and therefore do not acquire any ECTS credits.
    • Listeners do not have access to the university’s infrastructure and services (media library; university sports; language courses; etc.).

    Lecture periods

    Registration is open at all times. However, it is strongly recommended to register at the latest at the beginning of the course, in order to be able to follow the entire lecture. Please note that the semester fees apply in any case to a full semester and are therefore not available on a pro rata basis.

    • Autumn semester 2023:
    • 18 September 2023 – 22 December 2023
    • Spring semester 2024:
    • 19 February 2024 – 31 May 2024
  • Registration fee
    • Basic registration fee: CHF 30.-
    • Course fee: + CHF 25.- per hour of course

    Exception: if you are 65 years of age or more, you pay a fixed OASI-fee of CHF 55.- per semester and can attend an unrestricted number of courses.



    Course duration Course hours per semester Semester fee
    weekly course
    from 10:15 to 12:00
    28h corresponds to 2h/week

    Basic registration fee: 30.-


    Course fee: 25.- × 7h/week = 175.-
    weekly course
    from 13:15 to 16:00
    42h corresponds to 3h/week
    4-day block course 24-32h corresponds to 2h/week
    Total semester 94-102h 7h/week CHF 205.-


    At the end of the online registration, the total amount of the semester fee will have to be paid by credit card or with the invoice that will have been automatically generated.

     Please check your data when registering online. After validation, your application cannot be changed nor cancelled, and there will be no refund of the semester fee.


  • Registration procedure
    I attended courses during the previous semester:
    • If you took a course during the previous semester, you must not re-register online. You will automatically receive an invoice based on the number of course hours taken during the previous semester.
    • If you wish to change the number of hours of course, please complete and return the form sent with your invoice.
    • If you no longer wish to take courses at the University of Fribourg, you can ignore the invoice, which will automatically cancel your registration, or you can contact us to cancel your registration.
    I did not take a course during the previous semester:

    1. Consultation of the course catalogue

    The full course offer is available online on the course catalogue.

    2. Online registration

    3. Paying the registration fee

    The registration fee can be paid directly by credit card or with the invoice that can be downloaded after validation of the registration.

    4. IT-Access

    Further to the reception of your payment, you will be registered at the University of Fribourg and you will receive information by e-mail concerning the setting of your e-account. This includes an «@unifr» e-mail address as well as personal identifiers that will enable you to connect to the following platforms:

    • MyUnifr, from which you can register for courses within the deadlines defined by each faculty.
    • Moodle, on which course materials are eventually made available by the lecturer.

    For any question concerning course registration and materials, please contact the relevant faculty:

    Faculty of Science and Medicine


    Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences


  Online registration