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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 blog for the newest developments.

Information Information on the Corona vaccination as well as current vaccination opportunities can be found here.


As of 20 March 2022, there are no longer any access restrictions for universities and the obligation to track contacts no longer applies. Lecturers and students can thus once again enter the University’s buildings and the THULB without 3-G proof and without registering via QRoniton.

The summer semester will take place in attendance as planned. Courses can be held face-to-face without distancing. With the exception of the Faculty of Medicine, there are no longer any mandatory upper limits for participants. Purely digital formats should be offered only if absolutely necessary and as an exception, unless they have been chosen for didactical reasons as the most appropriate form.

As of Monday, 9 May 2022, masks are no longer mandatory at Friedrich Schiller University. However, it is still strongly recommended to wear a qualified mouth-nose protection (medical/FFP2 mask) inside the university – especially in larger groups and if the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be kept.

A public test centre is open on campus (Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3, first floor, in front of SR 120) between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm from Monday to Friday and between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. In case of a positive rapid test result, a PCR test can be done directly on site. 

The pandemic-related compensatory measures [pdf, 598 kb] de (Corona Rahmensatzung / German only) decided by the executive board will initially continue to apply until September 2022.

Update: Questions regarding infection with COVID-19 (Question 4); Questions regarding the organization of studies (Question 5); Questions relevant to students beginning their studies (Question 5); Other (Question 3)

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