Ernst-Abbe-Campus mit Uni Jena-Schriftzug

Good reasons to study in Jena

Experience an international campus with a long-standing tradition, innovative teaching and research, as well as excellent student support in ‘the Green Heart of Germany’.
Ernst-Abbe-Campus mit Uni Jena-Schriftzug
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
  • Studierende blicken vom Jentower über die Stadt
    Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
    A paradise for students Jena is neither too small nor too big. There are lots of things to discover such as a vibrant and diverse culture, modern infrastructure, many sport activities, nature and a lot to descover.
  • Studying and using the library are completely free in Jena
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    No tuition fees The University of Jena offers you best studying conditions without having to pay any tuition fees! The cost of living is also lower than in many other German cities.
  • Students in the lecture hall
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    Excellent teaching The University of Jena offers excellent teaching across its ten faculties. Lots of practical content, up-to-date equipment, a large range of courses and close support will offer you optimum learning conditions. The double-subject teacher training programme is unique to the University of Jena.
  • Giving support during the studies
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    Outstanding support The University of Jena has the best student-teacher-ratio in Germany and offers excellent academic support.
    For a successful and carefree study experience, you will receive support from mentors, the International Office, the Studierendenwerk, the Student Service Centre and many others.
  • Forschenke im Labor
    Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
    Cutting-edge research The University cooperates with renowned research institutes like the Max Planck Institutes or Leibniz Institutes as well as high-tech companies in Jena and worldwide.
  • The president's chain
    Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
    A University with history and tradition The University of Jena was founded in 1548 and is named after one of the greatest German poets who also taught here. We are proud of big names such as Goethe, Hegel, Fichte and Zeiss. Become part of our history!
  • Arbeitsgruppe aus Studierienden ein einem Tisch in der Carl Zeiss Straße 3
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    International campus More than 2,500 international students from over 100 countries study in Jena. A lot of student initiatives and an open, tolerant civil society make Jena colourful and intercultural.
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    Excellent career prospectsde Studying at the University of Jena will offer you a solid foundation for a promising career. The University's Graduate Academy and the Career Point will offer you every support you need to make sure your career gets off to a flying start!

International students share their experiences

Studentin auf dem Campus in Jena
More than 2,500 international students from over 100 countries study at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
What do international students like about living and studying in Jena?
Studierende auf dem Campus


International Office: International Students and Applicants

University Main Building, Room 0.17-0.19
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link

Office hours:
Mo, We, Fr 10:00 - 11:30
Tu 13:30 -15:00

If you cannot come in person, we also offer to meet you via zoom. Just send us an email.