Coronavirus: Informations of the Faculty of Science and Medicine

  • Graduation ceremony (27.08.2020)

    The Graduation ceremonies for Bachelor students of the 24th of October sadly have to be canceled.

    Information about the postal delivery of diplomas

  • Teaching: Fall semester 2020 (24.08.2020)


    Below are the executive regulations of the Faculty of Science and Medicine for teaching in the autumn semester.


    • Registration to the courses is mandatory. For new students, if you are unable to register, please contact the reference person of your study field.
    • Wearing a mask is mandatory in all campus buildings.
    • Students who are ill or who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID are not allowed on campus.
    • Attendance lists will be made in all classes.
    • Courses will be posted online no later than 24 hours after the course.
    • The course location or information that the course will take place exclusively online will be available on Timetable.
    • Practical work will be adapted to comply with the protection rules.
  • Exams - AUTUMN 2020 Session (13.07.2020)

    The Autumn (September) 2020 session will take place between August 24 and September 11. Registration for the exams is possible via MyUnifr until July 24. No late registrations will be accepted.

    The Executive provisions of the Summer 2020 Session remain in force (see below). For this session, however, the organisation of written exams will also be possible.

    You will be informed of the exam modalities at the same time as the dates and times of the exams via MyUniFR (published on August 10).

    If you have specific questions or if you are an at-risk person, please contact the reference person in the domain of your exam.

    Please also see the email sent on July 14 to all students for further information.


    As in the previous session, you will be able to unregister from an exam up to two working days before the scheduled exam date.



    If you completed an online written exam (and only for this modality), you can request an annulment up to 24 hours after the end of the exam.


  • Exams: unregistering/annulment (18.05.20)

    For the summer 2020 exam session, special conditions apply for unregistration or annulment of examinations (see executive provisions published on 23.04).


    Up to 2 working days before the scheduled examination date



    Annulment of a written exam up to 24 hours after the end of the exam. Does not apply to oral exams.

  • Exams - SUMMER 2020 Session (23.04.2020)

    By decision of the Rectorate the exam session of summer 2020 (June) will take place. To this end, the Faculty of Science and Medicine has prepared executive provisions that apply to students taking courses with us. 

  • PhD and MD Theses submission and defence (07.04.20)

    To submit your thesis and/or pass your thesis defense during the Coronavirus pandemic period, please refer to the following document:

    Executive regulation


    Update June 2020

    Since the University has left lockdown, PhD candidates can now choose to perform their defence and public presentation in person or online (or a hybrid). If they are done on campus, the room must at least accommodate double the amount of people actually present. Candidates must make a list of persons present at the public defence for purposes of contact tracing.

  • A message from the Dean (25.03.20)

    Liebe Studierende,

    Die Covid 19 Pandemie stellt unsere Gesellschaft vor enorme Herausforderungen. Die auf absehbare Zeit in der Schweiz geltenden Massnahmen zur Beschränkung von Sozialkontakten bedingen auch eine Schliessung von Bildungseinrichtungen und betreffen daher auch unsere Fakultät.  

    Unser Lehrpersonal unternimmt grosse Anstrengungen, die Lehrveranstaltungen trotz Schliessung der Gebäude wo immer möglich online zur Verfügung zu stellen.  Zusammen mit dem Dekanat ist die Fakultät bestrebt, für alle Veranstaltungen, wo immer, möglich adäquate Ersatzleistungen zur Verfügung zu stellen.  Das Dekanat, die Studiengesuchskommission, sowie andere Kommissionen arbeiten auch in diesem Umfeld weiter, um sicherzustellen, dass Bescheinigungen, Diplome und andere offizielle Dokumente schnellstmöglich bearbeitet und Ihnen zugesendet werden können. 

    Die Modalitäten für die Prüfungssession Sommer 2020 werden gegenwärtig abgeklärt und werden Ihnen kommuniziert, sobald ein Entscheid gefällt wurde.  

    Nehmen Sie Kontakt mit den Lehrpersonen auf, falls Sie Fragen zur Lehrveranstaltung haben oder Ihnen Informationen fehlen!  

    Das Team des Dekanats und die Lehrpersonen der Fakultät tun Ihr Möglichstes, um unter diesen aussergewöhnlichen Umständen Unsicherheiten auszuräumen und eine hochqualitative Lehre zu gewährleisten.

    Gregor Rainer, Dekan

    25. März 2020

  • Contact the Dean's office (18.03.20)

    Although our offices are closed, the dean's office is still available for you. Contact us by email at the following addresses:

    General questions:

    Attestations, transcripts of records: