Welcome Point - Teaching and research in Jena

Service and information for international visiting scientists and scholars, and their host institutions
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Welcome to Friedrich Schiller University Jena!

The Universitys Welcome Point supports international visiting scientists and scholars, and their families in planning their journey to and arrival in Jena, and during their entire stay at our university.




No office hours:

We currently do not conduct office hours, but we are available by phone or e-mail.

Personal appointments only by prior arrangement and only in really urgent cases.

Coronavirus / Covid-19 - Information for international visiting scientists and scholars

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There are currently contact restrictions in place that affect not just Jena but Germany. See the detailled regulations of the City of Jena.

Please see the information of the University of Jena (Corona FAQ)

I have just arrived in Jena from a risk area. What should I do? Show content

Immediate domestic quarantine: The City of Jena has ordered all people who are arriving from abroad to stay in their guesthouses or other private or public accommodation for a period of 14 days upon their arrival. Should you already be here, you must immediately go into domestic quarantine and refrain from entering the University.

Immediate compulsory registration: In addition, by ordinance of the City of Jena, you must immediately inform the Public Health Department of the City of Jena (+49 3641 49 22 22) if you have arrived from abroad. For further information, please refer to the city of Jena website.

If you must self-quarantine, please take note of the notices posted in the guesthouses, stay in your accommodation and do not go out—not even for going to the supermarket.

The City of Jena underscores that anyone who intentionally or negligently infringes this ordinance, commits an administrative offence and is punishable by an administrative fine of up to €25,000 or by imprisonment for a term of up to 5 years.


I am feeling unwell. What should I do? Show content

In case of illness—especially when displaying flu-like symptoms like cough, pain when breathing, and fever—we ask you to refrain from coming to the University and immediately call a doctor to clarify the further procedure.

Emergency service for patients with statutory health insurance: 116 117

Fever clinic Jena: +49 3641 49 33 33

People suffering from symptoms must not enter public spaces as defined by the city of Jena.

Who can I turn to if I need help or if I have questions regarding this topic? Show content

All guests and visitors of the University can turn to the University’s Welcome Point for international scientists and scholars. We will try to answer all of your questions and to support you to the best of our ability. Contact:

Our tutoring service is still at your disposal. For this situation, we have established an online consultation in order to answer your questions and put you in contact with a ‘shopping buddy’. If you are interested in the tutoring service, please contact

Visiting doctoral candidates can continue to turn to the Graduate Academy with all of their questions.

How can I work from home? Show content

As a member of the University of Jena, you can access all digital resources of the Thuringian State and University Library (ThULB) with your thoska card. Although the library is closed, they continue to provide information via telephone, email and chat.

If you have not yet received your login for accessing the University’s mobile internet services from the University Computer Centre, please contact


International doctoral candidates please contact the Graduate Academy, which offer an extensive range of services.

If you have a contract of employment at the University, please contact the Division for Human Resources.

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