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. «Arrangements» 
      22 June to 3 July 2020 (postponed or cancelled until further notice)
      Teaching language: English
      Organized by Prof. Emanuele Delucchi 
      Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Medicine
    2. Thinking Diffraction – Doing Diffraction
      7 to 11 September 2020 (postponed, new dates TBC)
      Teaching language: German and English
      Organized by Prof. Edgar Forster
      Department of Education and Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities
    Summer and Winter Schools offered by research Institutions
    1. Summer University on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution
      17 August to 4 September 2020 (postponed)
      New date: 23 August – 10 September 2021
      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 (Canceled)
      Period II: From June 15 to September 15 (Canceled)
      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 Winter School 2021: 14 February – 19 February 2021 (open now!)

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

    Online registration form

    For further information

    Short Stay Programs 2020

    Short Stay Winter 2020: 7 February – 15 February 2020 (canceled)

    Short Stay Summer 2020: 16 August – 5 September 2020 (switched online)

    Online Summer Programm 2020: 17 August - 21 August 2020 

    Introduction to Switzerland 

  • Customized Program

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