The Summer School in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Digital Finance in Fribourg, Switzerland, is a four-week program designed for Swiss and international undergraduate students.
During these four exciting and challenging weeks, participants will discover their own entrepreneurial visions, attend lectures and company visits, discuss case studies, and explore the Swiss entrepreneurial eco- system while discovering the local culture participants will establish networks with the Swiss and connect with people from all over the world.
Discovering Entrepreneurship & Innovation across cultures
Digital Finance & FinTech for the Entrepreneur
Students who successfully complete the summer school will be awarded an official certificate of participation from the School of Management Fribourg Switzerland. Also, students will earn ETCS validated by our partner universities.
Company visits to Startups, SMEs, as well as traditional Swiss companies are organised each year to complement the program. In the past, we’ve visited companies such as Credit Suisse, Leontaq, Google, and Nestlé.
All courses will be held at the Pérolles campus of the School of Management Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, in modern and well-equipped rooms. Access to study areas, free wireless internet, as well as campus and computer facilities will be provided to all participants.
The program fee covers tuition for the course (two modules), accommodation, organization of all company visits, cultural and social events, welcome and farewell dinner, transfer from HEG-FR to the company visits, and an all-inclusive outdoor event.
|Summer program 4 weeks (two modules) with accommodation||USD 5,200|
|Summer program 2 weeks (one module) with accommodation||USD 2,800|
|Summer program 4 weeks (two modules) without accommodation||USD 4,100|
|Summer program 2 weeks (one module) without accommodation||USD 2,300|
Switzerland has a great deal to offer: cultural diversity, multilingualism, stunning scenery and its people. It has four national languages, German, French, Italian, and Rumantsch. Switzerland prides itself on its high standard of publicly-funded education. Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly qualified labor force performing highly skilled work. The main areas include micro-technology, hi-tech, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, banking, and insurance. Small and medium-sized enterprises play an extremely important role in the Swiss economy.
The city of Fribourg (in French) and Freiburg (in German) is the bilingual capital of the Swiss Canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. It’s located on the banks of the River Sarine / Saane on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative, and educational center on the cultural border between the German and French-speaking regions of Switzerland. Fribourg is known for its cultural plurality, university, and gastronomy. The increasing number of students living in Fribourg has also had an invigorating effect on what it has to offer culturally, artistically, and nightlife wise. Fribourg is especially popular with students: its bilingualism (French and German) present a major plus for students keen on picking up an additional language. Besides, Fribourg serves as a link between the German and French-speaking regions of Switzerland, which is clearly in its culture.
The Swiss railway network extends over 20,300 km (12,600 miles), not including an additional 2,000 (1,240 miles) of private railways. Its public transportation system belongs to the best worldwide as it integrates train, bus, and boat travel seamlessly and offers high levels of comfort.
Depending on your traveling plans, there are different types of tickets available. For more information, please visit the Swiss Railway website.