Orientation days at Friedrich Schiller University

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.
Orientation days at Friedrich Schiller University
Illustration: macrovector/Freepik (edited by Susanne Bukatz)

We are happy that you have decided to study in Jena! A new and exciting phase of your life lies ahead of you. Before the beginning of your studies at the University of Jena on 18 October, however, you will certainly have many questions. How do I create my study plan for the first semester? How does enrolment in courses actually take place? Whom can I turn to in case of subject-specific questions?

To answer all these remaining questions, we organize the Orientation Days for new students at the University of Jena. You will be given general and subject-specific information regarding the organization of your studies from 1 to 15 October onwards. 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.

General events

Subject-specific events

Get to know the institutions and partners of the University of Jena

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.

Get to know institutions and partners of the University of Jena

Service, advice & culture Service, advice & culture Illustration: macrovector/Freepik (edited by Susanne Bukatz)

From the Central Academic Advisory Service, the Language Centre, the International Office or to the student services organization Studierendenwerk Thüringen: You will find all the important contact points concerning your studies in our digital showroom. Feel free to browse through the pages, let yourself be inspired and get into conversation with the contact persons.

Click here for more information. 

Notice

Here you can take part in a little quiz about equal opportunities in general and at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

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.

Please select here:
No site was found matching your selection

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.

Information

You can find out which rules apply to on-site events – also during the Orientation Days – on our FAQ page about studying during the corona virus.

Online survey: How do you start your studies during the pandemic?

The DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education is interested in how first semester students in Germany manage the beginning of their studies during the pandemic and is looking for participants for a national online survey in which the University of Jena takes part.

Participants will be required to take three online surveys taking place two to three months apart as well as 15 online surveys of eight minutes each at the end of every semester week. You are welcome to register until 19 October 2021 at the following link. Here you can find more information.

You can register here.

New university, new town and lots of questions? In this video, Niklas and Sarah explain what students at the University of Jena should consider before starting into the semester. Looking for accommodation, sending off the BAföG application, unpacking the starter package, browsing through the guide for freshers (Blauer Faden), attending precourses, registering at the citizens‘ service office – all this should be tackled before the lectures start.

Discover the city!

signpost university jena
Try out discovery tours
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
University Main Building / SSZ
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+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.

New consultation hours from 18 October:
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:
Videochat Zeiten
Monday, tuesday und thursday from 13:00 to 14:00,
wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00
Videochat Passwort
ZSB2020
Share this page
Friedrich Schiller University on social media:
Studying amid excellence:
Top of the page