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Central Student Advisory Service

General support relating to studies
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Our team provides general information and advises students and prospective students. The Advisory Service is often the first point of contact for all questions relating to the decision to study, to studying itself as well as to social and personal problems at university and while studying.
Our services are always free of charge and optional.  If necessary, they can also be anonymous.

Our understanding of counselling

What does counselling mean to us? Find out more about our understanding of counselling and the methods of the Central Student Advisory Service.

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The employees of the Central Student Advisory Service have extensive qualifications and many years of experience and provide you with a competent support.

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Services for prospective students

Individual study guidance Show content

This is primarily all about you. We focus on your situation and your concerns. We advise you in a confidential and objective manner helping you to discover your personal strengths, interests, and ideas for the future. This should enable you to find the right field of study.

Discovery Days Show content

Prospective students can attend courses offered in regular study programmes, both individually or in groups (e.g. school classes). Registration is necessary in both cases. Do you want to find out more about the Discovery Days?

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Orientation workshops Show content

Have you just finished your high school and are trying to filter out the right study programme out of 10,000 possible study options? Because this is indeed a herculean task, we want to help you with our orientation programmes. Our workshops are geared towards high school students in the last two years of their education who are interested in studying at university.

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University Information Day Show content

Study options from A for American studies to Z for zoology. Our university presents a comprehensive range of study programmes at the University Information Day in May. Do you want to be ready for the final decision? We will help you! Use our questionnaire [pdf 128KB] [pdf 128KB] in advance.

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Services for students

Individual advisory services Show content

Our key task are counselling and helping our students embarking on their university studies. We also advise them when problems occur during their studies. In addition, we can help clear up questions related to career goals. To what extent can you put your studies into practice in professional context? Please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange an individual appointment.

Workshops Show content

The Central Student Advisory Service hosts workshops, either itself or in cooperation with experienced external trainers. In our workshops, you can learn and train methods and techniques useful for your studies.

Current courses

Study Orientation Days Show content

When you start your studies, a new episode begins bringing many changes into your life. To make it easier for you to embark on your studies, we organize induction courses and study orientation days together with the faculties at the beginning of each semester.

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Extended introductory phase in the first year of study Show content

The introductory phase does not end when the lecture period begins. For this reason, we want to support you in your first year of study with specific offers. Both giving you knowledge about study-specific methods and reflecting the beginning of your studies play a considerable role.

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Career Service Show content

When graduation day approaches, many students are faced with the same question: what should I do now after my graduation? What career options do I have, if any, and which of these appeal to me? Where can I find job vacancies and what is the correct application procedure? We can help you on your way into your future.

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Central Student Advisory Service
University Main Building / SSZ
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411111
+49 3641 9-411112
Opening hours:
Monday: 9:00–13:00
Tuesday: 9:00–13:00; 14:00–18:00
Wednesday: 11:00–13:00; 14:00–16:00
Thursday 9:00–13:00; 14:00–16:00
Friday: 9:00–13:00

Please arrange appointments outside our opening hours by e-mail.
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