Students of the University of Jena at the campus.

StudyCheck: 1st place for the University of Jena

Friedrich Schiller University is the frontrunner among the most popular universities with more than 15,000 students
Students of the University of Jena at the campus.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
  • Studies and Teaching

Published: | By: Ute Schönfelder

Germany's most popular university is located in Jena: In the ranking published today (24.1.24) by the student portal "StudyCheck", the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is the most popular university with more than 15,000 studentsExternal link. Moreover, according to its students, the University of Jena is once again one of the most popular universities overall in Germany and has been awarded the title "TOP University"External link by "StudyCheck" again. Compared to 2023, the University of Jena was able to improve from 10th to 5th position. Around 78,000 student evaluations were analysed for the ranking. Around 94 per cent of students at the University of Jena would recommend their university to othersExternal link.

"We are delighted with the positive vote from our students," says Prof. Dr Karina Weichold, Vice-President for Studies and Teaching at the University of Jena. The very good results in this ranking once again show that Jena is an excellent place to study. "The University of Jena combines top-class research, high-quality teaching and an exceptionally good student support ratio with excellent study conditions. This also includes a vibrant campus life integrated into the city and short distances. Our aspiration to accompany studies and teaching through continuous quality assurance and to align them with the career goals of students and the needs of society obviously pays off in the long term. The University thrives thanks to its students and there is no better testimony than when the students communicate their satisfaction with their alma mater to the world."


Karina Weichold, apl. Prof. Dr
Vizepräsidentin für Studium und Lehre
Prof. Dr. Karina Weichold
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
Universitätshauptgebäude, Room 117-119
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link