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Universität Freiburg (UNIVERSITé DE FRIBOURG)

University of Fribourg, Miséricorde, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
3.89 / 5 based on 54 reviews.
Description:
Situated in the center of Switzerland and Europe, the University of Fribourg is unique in its bilingualism, its international character and its numerous specialties in teaching and research.


Programmes
Accreditations
81% of students recommend
54 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (54)
Student life
3.9/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
2.9/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
The train system is great in Switzerland so you can get wherever you want very fast and comfortable and if you get a halfprice ticket even not very expensive. Mountains are great for hiking and lots of beautiful lakes. Read Review
sabjob, Slovenia

54 reviews of Universität Freiburg

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HOUSING    
by sabjob, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Physics, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: but a newer one
Why? because that is the best way to meet other international students
Personal comments:
The old students residence was pretty expensive relatively to the facilities avaiable. The food in a students restaurant was not very good and also the cleanliness of the toilets was quite bad sometimes but a new buildind was a hole new world, very comfortable and modern and almost the same price, so you should just be lucky to get the room there.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by sabjob, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Physics, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Caffe Belvedere,situated on a rocks with balcony, old furniture and books really temptate you to sit there all day long chatting with some friends or just reading a book of poetry. One spot next to the University library where most of the students meet at night especially weekends. Weekend were mostly organized by the local IAESTE group otherwise is would be quite boring.
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ACADEMIC    
by Mat, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Law, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Depends on your aims of studies ... all courses possible. Different instruction languages: french, german, english or italian.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
More interaction between students and teachers. Exam dates quite stressful.

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by Ernult, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Public Relations/Publicity/Advertising, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
it was not so complicated for me cause Fribourg is two languages city (German and French) then one the two language is my mother tongue. then for all administrative stuff I could manage it in my mother tongue. about the germen the problem is that in fribourg, swiss people don't speak the "real" german" but the Swiss German which is really hard to understand
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EXPENSES    
by Thaisbcn, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Economics, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Switzerland is a very expensive country... and more if you compare with my homeland. So, my budget was often very tigh, but for a student is easy to have good deals in transportation, sky resorts, food at the mensa etc...
Food, Travel, Telephone, Housing, Overall, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Thaisbcn, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Economics, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Not really! Now I realize how great was my year at Fribourg, but it's true that when I first arrived I felt that the town was too quiet. You have to learn how to love Fribourg step by step.. it ends in a very deep feeling!
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
If you want to have a fully experience IN an University you should seriously consider to go to Fribourg. You will have a quiet atmosphere to study, a peaceful place to live, you can have amazing experiences in the mountains, claiming, trekking and skiing.. and have fun!



FINAL COMMENTS

Switzerland is a small country so you can plan week-end trips and know very well all the territory. Paris is only at 5 hours with the TGV, Northern Italy is 4 hours... everything is close! In Wintertime you can not missed any of the sky resorts, or lakes .. nature is wild and close!
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