Pesrons in the lecture hall

Orientation Days

You will be given general and subject-specific information regarding the organization of your studies. Furthermore, you will be able to familiarize yourself with the University’s facilities, institutions and offers, and you will receive insider information from advanced fellow students.
Pesrons in the lecture hall
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Information about starting your studies

We are happy to welcome you at the University of Jena so that we can start the new semester together. For all new students, the Orientation Days always take place before the start of the lectures to make it easier for you to get started. Before the first semester starts, there will certainly still be many questions: How do I create my study plan for the first semester? How do I register for a course? Whom can I turn to if I have subject-specific questions? To answer all these questions, we organize the Orientation Days at the University of Jena from 1 to 11 October 2024.

General events

Subject-specific events

Welcome Days for all (new and advanced, international and German) studentsIf unanswered questions arise during the semester, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to assist you.

Event schedules for all subjects and general events

Find the right information for your start of studies in Jena! We have planned general and subject-specific events for all new students.

How to find your events: Enter your desired degree at the University of Jena in the following form, indicate which information you are looking for and, if applicable, select your study programme from the list.

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Please note: If you are looking for information on the introductory events of study programmes not listed, please contact the relevant subject-specific academic advisor. You will find their contact information in the Study Programme Database.

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What exactly does it look like in the main university building or the main library? Do you fancy a walk? Our virtual discovery tours also make it possible online.
Central Student Advisory Service

Office hours:
We offer consultations in person, by telephone, and via Zoom. You can make an appointment by calling us on +49 3641 9-411111 (Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00) or outside these office hours on +49 3641 9-411200. You can also use our remote help desk.

Consultation hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (9:00 to 12:20), Tuesdays (14:00 to 18:00), and Wednesdays and Thursdays (14:00 to 16:00).

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