Summer and Winter School

Seeking for a short stay in the University of Fribourg during summer and winter break?

UniFr offers a wide range of choices:

  • Subject-specific summer and winter school led by faculties, individual professors and institutes
  • Short stay programs open to all students from all subject area organized by the International Relations Office in collaboration with faculties, individual professors and institutes.
  • Customized program per request
  • Summer and Winter School

    Summer and Winter Schools offered by the University of Fribourg

    Questions concerning financial support for the creation of Summer and Winter School at the University of Fribourg can be addressed to the International Relations Office:


    To download the application form, please refer to the application form available in French or German.

    Summer and Winter Schools offered by faculties
    1. «Illiberal Tendencies and Populism in East-Central Europe»

       5 to 9 September 2022

      Teaching language: English
      Organized by Prof. Nicolas Hayoz and Prof. Jens Herlth
      Department of European Studies and SlavisticsFaculty of Humanities
    2. «Data Analytics and Machine Learning»

       6 to 17 February 2023

      Teaching language: English
      Organized by Prof. Martin Huber
      Department of EconomicsFaculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Summer and Winter Schools offered by research Institutions
    1. Summer University on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution
      New date: summer 2022 (new dates TBC)
      Teaching language: English
      The Institute of Federalism
    2. A summer research stay in the laboratory of the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials
      Period I: From May 15 to August 15 
      Period II: From June 15 to September 15 
      Working language: English
      National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for Bio-Inspired Materials
      The Adolphe Merkle Institute
  • Short Stay Programs

    Every summer and winter, the International Relations Office of the University of Fribourg organizes short stay programs welcoming international students from all backgrounds to spend one-three weeks on our campus. Gain your unique experience through exploring the culture, language(s), and high-quality teachings in the best seasons of Switzerland!
    For any inquiry, please contact

    Online February Winter School 2022: Monday 7th to Friday 11th 2022

    Language: English

    BA/MA/PhD students with English proficiency, no prerequiste required

    The program starts with a common course of Switzerland in a nutshell. During the next three days, the participant select to join one of the two Winter Schools.

    Winter School 1:

    International Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    This course explains the reasons that keep Switzerland on top of the Global Innovation

    Index; it introduces the entrepreneurship phenomenon and approaches towards it from different sectors. Participants will be teamed up for a group work.

    The course will also decode the basics in the operation of multinational corporations; explain what is marketing, the ingredients in the marketing mix, and its power across geographic boarders.

    Winter School 2:

    Python for Data Analytics & Machine Learning (1.5 ECTS*)

    Suitable for beginners, this course dives deep in three topics:

    • Introduction to Python for predictive modeling;
    • Unboxing the Machine Learning Algorithms in Python;
    • Deep Learning with Python

    Participants will gain hands-on experience throughout the course.

    *1.5 ECTS are issued upon full attendance and successful completion of the project work.

    The program wraps on the fifth day by gathering all participants, with a review of the week’s learning and highlights.

    Registration before 7 Jan 2022 link

    For further information:

    Past Programs 

    Online Summer School 2021: 23 August – 27 August 2021 

    Introduction to Switzerland, International Communication and Business

    Optional module of French for Beginner


    Online Winter School 2021: 14 February – 19 February 2021

    Online Winter School 1: International Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Online Winter School 1: R programming


    Online Summer Programm 2020: 17 August - 21 August 2020 

  • Customized Program

    If you would like to inquire about creating a customized course, please contact