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International studies

Study at the HEG-FR

International students

The School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) offers its programs to all students from Switzerland and abroad. Our programs are taught in French, German and English.

Exchange Students

A semester at HEG-FR is one of the best ways to gain international exposure, improve your language skills and learn about another culture; all without disrupting your studies and still earn credits. As part of an extensive network of universities, enterprises, government bodies and associations, HEG-FR is able to offer several options to students of our partner universities. Students applying for an exchange semester must first be nominated by their universities before submitting their applications.

There are several semester programs available to choose from:

Regular degree programs

Admission to a full degree program can only be granted when the admission requirements are fulfilled. The requirements can be found in the Admissions and Enrollment section of your chosen program. International students should take note of the language competencies section as they will be required to follow classes in German and/or French as well as English. Only selected short programs are available entirely in English.

Short programs

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to come for a whole semester, consider enrolling in one of our short programs. Our summer school is made up of two modules, available as stand-alone modules or as a package. Each module takes place over a period of two weeks.

Swiss-European Mobility Program – SEMP (formerly ERASMUS)

Since 2014, Switzerland’s participation in ERASMUS has been changed from that of a program country to that of a partner country. Students of European universities may still spend an exchange semester in Switzerland under the new program, SEMP. The following minimum criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Your university must have a SEMP agreement with HEG-FR; Please check with your university’s International Office.
  • You must have completed your second semester before the start of your exchange semester.
  • You must be proficient in the language of study of HEG-FR, namely German and/or French.

Question? Contact us

International Office

+41 26 429 63 38