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Corona FAQ for students

Questions and answers about studying during the corona virus
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The measures to contain the coronavirus are a major challenge for all of us. For many of you, the current situation not only poses health risks, but it obviously raises many questions and uncertainties. How does the coronavirus crisis affect the semester? How will teaching be organized? Which deadlines will be moved?

On this page, students and prospective students can find up-to-date information on the current situation and new developments at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

The information and regulations of the University Leadership on studies, teaching and examinations on the FAQ pages are binding. We currently receive many enquiries and messages. We therefore ask you to please read the FAQ carefully and check whether your questions have been answered before sending us any questions on above-mentioned topics. Many thanks.

Not every question can be answered immediately; many things need to be reorganized and decided upon. Whenever there is news on matters related to studying, it will be published here. Please check the webpage regularly to keep informed. Our University institutions continue to provide their advisory services and they will answer further questions via telephone or email. Please also visit our information page about the current semester​ and our blog for the newest developments.

How to arrange vaccination before the start of the semester: Vaccination appointments are available at short notice, for example, on the Thuringian Vaccination Portal (Impfportal Thüringen) on (in German) or at general practitioners. In addition, there are numerous vaccination campaigns specifically for students. You can find information about these on


In the winter semester 2021/22, face-to-face teaching and examinations with a maximum of 125 participants can take place at the University of Jena in compliance with the so-called "3-G" regulation*) (vaccinated, recovered or tested). The university's infection protection plan [pdf, 2 mb] de (German only) continues to apply, in particular the obligation to wear a mask. Medical or FFP2-/KN95-/N95-/KF94-/KF95 masks must still be worn in all university buildings if the distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. Wherever possible, this minimum distance must be maintained. Contact tracking with QRoniton will continue.

From Monday, 18 October, a test centre will be open in the Carl-Zeiß-Straße foyer, where students and lecturers can have themselves tested or carry out a rapid antigen test on their own under supervision. In the event of a negative test result, a certificate will be issued on site that is valid for a maximum of 72 hours for attending face-to-face courses and examinations and 24 hours for participation in university sports.

Update: Questions regarding the organization of studies (questions 3, 4, 7)

Are your questions still not answered? Then write to:

Student Service Centre
University Main Building, Room E065
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411111
+49 3641 9-411112
Opening hours:
The service counter and the thoska Office in the Student Service Centre (SSZ) are closed until further notice.

We currently provide advice and handle your concern solely via phone, email and mail.

You can reach us by phone
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:00
Postal address:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
07737 Jena
Central Student Advisory Service
University Main Building / SSZ
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411111
Office hours:
We will offer consultations and the handling of your concerns in person as well as by e-mail, video chat and telephone from 18 October 2021.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 12:20, Wednesday 14:00 to 16:00

Appointments can be made by e-mail or by phone.
Video chat:
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Monday, tuesday und thursday from 13:00 to 14:00,
wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00
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