Admission to Bachelor studies with a Swiss certificate of upper secondary education

  • Conditions of admission

    Diplomas enabling an admission to Bachelor studies:

    Swiss Maturity

    Federal Vocational and specialised Baccalaureate
    + Supplementary examination of the Swiss Maturity Commission (passerelle)

    Bachelor’s degree of a University, University of Applied Sciences or University of teacher education

    list of diplomas enabling an admission can be found on the website of swissuniversities.

  • Degree programmes submitted to specific conditions

    Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Therapy

    • Online application deadline: 30 April, no late applications for admission
    • Additional conditions: specific application documents and conditions

    Further information

    Bachelor of Arts Special Education and Social Pedagogy

    • Online application deadline: 30 April, no late applications for admission
    • Additional conditions: specific application documents and conditions

    Further information

    Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences and Motor Control

    • Online application deadline: 30 April, no late applications for admission
    • Additional conditions: physical and motor skills test
    • Compulsory registration to the test with the Department

    Further information

    Bachelor of Medicine in Human Medicine

    swissuniversities

    Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

    Online application deadline: 30 April, no late applications for admission

    Degree programmes beginning only in the autumn semester

    Some degree programmes can only begin in the autumn semester. For further information, see:

    Course offerings

  • Application periods

    Autumn semester

    • Application period:
      1 February - 30 April
    • Late application period (specific conditions):
      1 Mai - 31 August

    Spring semester

    • Application period:
      1 September - 30 November
    • Late application period (specific conditions):
      1 December - 31 January

     Please note that the opening date for online application may be slightly carried forward from year to year (1 February/1 May/1 September/1 December).

    Medical studies

    Deadline: 15 February for the following academic year

  • Application fees

    Swiss certificate of upper secondary education 

    Candidates holding a diploma from Switzerland or Liechtenstein which enables studies at the UniFR (e.g. Swiss Maturity)

    • Application fee: CHF 50.-
    • Administrative fee for late applications (1 May – 31 August and 1 December – 31 January): + CHF 50.-

    Foreign certificate of upper secondary education 

    Candidates holding a foreign diploma which enables studies at the UniFR (e.g. foreign upper secondary certificate or International Baccalaureate)

    • Application fee: CHF 100.-
    • Administrative fee for late applications (1 May – 31 August and 1 December – 31 January): + CHF 50.-

     The application fee cannot be reimbursed nor carried over to another semester, even in the case of an inaccurate, withdrawn or refused application for admission.

     All banking and exchange fee costs must be borne by the customer.

    Information on the semester fees

  • Semesters and lecture periods
    Academic year 2019 – 2020 :

    Autumn semester 2019

    • Official dates:
      01.08.2019 – 31.01.2020

    • Lecture period:
      16.09.2019 – 20.12.2019

    Spring semester 2020

    • Official dates:
      01.02.2020 – 31.07.2020

    • Lecture periods:
      17.02.2020 – 29.05.2020

    Academic calendar

  • Application procedure

     Online applications through Inscruni are aimed exclusively at people who are not currently registered at the UniFR. If you are currently registered at the UniFR and have an active MyUnifr account, you must on no account apply through Inscruni. Any request from a student registered at the UniFR (e.g. change of degree programme, early start to master studies ("master anticipé"), master studies following a bachelor’s degree, etc.) must be submitted on the MyUnifr portal.

    1. Courses on offer

    Details of courses on offer can be found online. Should you have any questions, please contact the Studies Information Office (studies@unifr.ch), as the Office for Admissions and Registration cannot provide course information or advise you on your choice of course.

    2. Online application deadlines

    Once you have made your choice of studies, please apply online within the deadlines given in the section "application periods".

     No exception can be made regarding a change of deadline.

    3. Online application

    Online application on Inscruni

    The validation of the online application for admission must be done within the deadlines given in the section "application periods".

     You can apply online even if you have not yet finished your studies or obtained your school-leaving certificate.

     We recommend applying as early as possible as the processing of an application for admission takes several weeks.

    4. Payment of the application fee

    The application fee (see the section "application fee") can be payed directly by credit card or with an invoice that can be downloaded after validating the online application.

    Only applications for which the application fee has been paid will be processed.

     The application fee cannot be reimbursed nor carried over to another semester, even in the case of an inaccurate, withdrawn or refused application for admission.

     All banking and exchange fee costs must be borne by the customer.

    5. Sending documents to the Office for Admissions and Registration

    Once the online application validated, a personalised list of the documents to be submitted will be available on your Inscruni account. All the documents listed are essential to the processing of your application for admission and must be sent within the given deadline. Only applications that have been completed in full will be processed.
    Exception: If you are currently in the final year leading to a Swiss Maturity or preparing for the supplementary examination of the Swiss Maturity Commission (Passerelle), please provide all the other documents first and send the diploma certificate later.

    Indicative list of documents to be sent together with your application for admission 

    6. Processing of the application for admission and decision 

    Once we have received the required documents, your application will be processed and a decision will be sent by post.

     No information regarding the status of your application for admission will be given by e-mail or by phone.

    7. After the admission

    • An invoice for the payment of the semester fee will be sent.
    • Payment of the invoice within the given deadlines
    • Activation of your e-account
    • Your Campus Card will be sent.
    • Registration for courses directly with faculties

    Change of degree programme

    • Except for some specific cases, no change can be made to your choice of degree programme once you have submitted an application and the administrative procedure has begun. In the event of an incorrect application for admission, an additional online application can be submitted, provided that the new application fee is paid. This new application for admission will be processed separately to the first application.

     If you wish to submit an additional application for admission, you must create a new Inscruni  account, using another email address.

    • A request for a change of degree programme can be submitted on the MyUnifr portal once the admission for the degree programme initially chosen has been completed. Such requests will then be handled by the faculties.

  Online registration  

 Students who are already enrolled at the UniFR must use the MyUnifr portal.