The BeNeFri network, as the result of the collaboration between the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg, allows you to attend courses at both partner universities. This way, you have the opportunity to follow a wide-range of courses and to discover student life at another university.

Legal basis

All the details are available in the BeNeFri framework convention.


Registration to the BeNeFri network is possible for study fields mentioned in the annex to the framework convention.

For further information (study fields, courses, recognitions, etc.), please contact the faculty involved.

Registration requests to BeNeFri courses must be submitted on the MyUnifr portal within the following deadlines:

  • Autumn semester: 30 September
  • Spring semester: 28 February

 Registrations are valid for one semester only. You will therefore have to reregister for each semester if you wish to remain registered with the BeNeFri network.


  • Students coming to UniFR:
    Once the data exchange has taken place between the different universities (early October for the autumn semester and early March for the spring semester), you will receive an SMS from UniFR's IT Department regarding the activation of your e-account.
    Enquiries or requests may be sent directly to the IT-support.
  • Students attending UniBE or UniNE:
    The partner university is responsible for your electronic access.

Reimbursement of travel expenses

You can receive a reimbursement of your travel expenses by public transportation to the partner universities. To do so, please fill in the form and return it to the Office for Admissions and Registration. Only full applications submitted within the following deadlines will be considered:

  • Autumn semester: 31 January
  • Spring semester: 30 June

 You can benefit from the allowance only if you are registered with the BeNeFri network for the relevant semester.

 The UniFR participates in the reimbursement of travel tickets according to the following criteria:

  • Value of a 2nd class half-fare ticket
  • Trips between Fribourg and Bern or Fribourg and Neuchâtel only

 In case of at least 6 trips per semester the UniFR participates in the expenses of a half-fare travel card or a GA travel card upon presentation of the receipt; the SwissPass alone is not sufficient.