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Studying in Jena

Jena is a true student city. Currently approx. 19,000 students are studying at the "Friedrich Schiller University", which is full of tradition. Among them are about 2,200 international students from all over the world. A broad spectrum of study courses, excellent research and teaching and a large network from students and lecturers lure even more people to study in Jena. The students shape the townscape in particular. Because the "Friedrich Schiller University" is a city university, whose institutes and mechanisms are distributed over the entire city. Everything can be attained comfortably by foot within a short time. The city seems to be a large campus and one always meets fellow students, lecturers or friends. That does not only constitute the special atmosphere of the student city, but it makes Jena also an ideal place for studying, researching and living.

On the following pages you find information to the academic subject choice, application, permission, language conditions and about the student life in Jena. German students and those with a German Abitur should click here please.

Information for new students in winter semester 2015/16

Guest Studies

ERASMUS, bilateral exchange, scholarship stay, internships (one or two semesters).

Degree-Seeking Studies

bachelor, master, diploma, state examination.

Doctoral Studies

Doctoral studies for the acquisition of the academic titles Dr.theol., Dr.jur., Dr.oec., Dr.phil., Dr.rer.pol., Dr.rer.nat.,, (PhD, MD)


 CodeofConductkurz In 2010, the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena signed the National Code of Conduct on Foreign Students. The Code aims at guaranteeing a certail level of quality of student support and at improving it further. It outlines standards of information and marketing, admission and support at German universities which international applicants and students can rely on. There is also an Ombuds Person who students can turn to with coplaints or in conflict situations. You may learn more about the Code here.


Contact at the
International Office

Cornelia Dwars
Consultation and accreditation of foreign students or applicants
Room 0.17
Fürstengraben 1
D-07743 Jena

Phone: 49 (0) 3641 / 93 11 65
Fax: 49 (0) 3641 / 93 11 67

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Dr. Britta Salheiser
Studying in Jena, Support
Room 0.18
Fürstengraben 1
D-07743 Jena
Phone: 49 (0) 3641 / 93 11 66
Fax: 49 (0) 3641 / 93 11 62 / 7
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