Proof of adequate language proficiency 


French and German are the teaching languages of the University of Fribourg, apart from specific cases such as language and literature studies and a few Master’s study programmes which are taught in English.

Bachelor studies

It is important that future Bachelor students master French or German in order to be able to follow courses and communicate both orally and in writing, whatever the chosen degree programme. The level required in French or in German corresponds to a B2 level of the European Council’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Proof of French or German language proficiency

Master studies

If you wish to study at a Master’s level in the following fields, you must provide proof of adequate language proficiency:

  • Master of Medicine: proof of adequate language proficiency in French or German
  • Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law: proof of adequate language proficiency in French or German
  • Master of Arts in international and European Business: proof of adequate language proficiency in English
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics & Economics: proof of adequate language proficiency in English

The level required corresponds to a B2 level of the European Council’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.