English studies are a success story at the University of Fribourg. In a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment where both teaching and administration are conducted in English, students benefit from a total immersion in the target language.



New SNSF project "Civility, Cultural Exchange and Conduct Literature in Early Modern England, 1500-1800" launched

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Two new staff members join us for this semester

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Kilian Schindler successfully defends his PhD thesis

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Research at the Department of English is conducted in both linguistics (mainly pragmatics) and literature (American and British, covering various periods). 

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Useful information for students

Autumn 2019:

  • 3 information sessions for new students will be held; details (date, time, etc.) are found here.
  • Information for new BALET students is available here and information for new BASI students is available here.
  • Compulsory Aptitude Test.
  • The Autumn semester course timetable is now available here.


Students who wish to study English literature and linguistics are expected to have achieved a high level of English language competence in their Matura/Maturité/Maturita. We strongly recommend a level of C1 in English for students beginning their studies at the English department.

Tips and useful information:

Our Regulations, exams, tips webpage (or alternatively our vademecum for BALET students [pdf]) provides detailed information on how to navigate your way through your 1st year with us.