Prospective students in the orientation seminar

Advisory and other services

Support relating to your studies
Prospective students in the orientation seminar
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

For most people, studying is not only a period of learning, but also an important stage of life, a decision about their future, a step in their career, a setting of the course, a period of self-discovery, and an opportunity to identify their interests. Unsurprisingly, it is easy to lose track of options which universities can offer. To make your life easier when it comes to making such important decisions, in times of crisis, or in your everyday student life, we offer you various supporting services. On the following pages, you will find information relating to studying, continuing your studies in master’s programmes, regarding spending a semester abroad, examinations, and many other topics.


Some institutions of the University of Jena are already offering their advisory services via the central Service Desk PortalExternal link. These include the the Student Service Centre, the Central Student Advisory Service, the University Computer CentreExternal link, the Friedolin teamExternal link or various examinations officesExternal link. Students, employees and external persons can directly submit their requests via the Portal in order to clarify questions or concerns or to receive assistance with certain topics. You can find out how to use the Service Desk Portal on this page.

Central institutions

Sign "Students Service Centre"
Your point of contact for a number of questions.
Students do research on a laptop
Continue your studies!
Exchange programmes and information for international students
Students on their way to the Central Student Advisory Service
General support relating to studies
Advisory and other services for you
Your point of contact for examination formalities
View of the domicile of the Graduate Academy in the house "Zur Rosen"
Qualification, advice and services for doctoral candidates and postdocs
The service facility for student ID

Further institutions

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Our vision is to foster equality within the academic working environment. We are the department responsible for all gender-related issues. 
We are committed to a supportive community and anti-discrimination. We are an advisory institution for all university members​
Information on the compatibility of family and studies / work
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Equality and Diversity
Netzwerk Welt
With us you can learn numerous languages at a variety of levels.
Scientific writing support
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Support, consulting and training
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Representation of the interests for all students
Studierende im Seminar
Representation of the interests for students of teacher training

External institutions

Housing, financing and more

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