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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.


Courses in the winter semester 2022/23 will be held predominantly face-to-face, digital teaching and learning formats will be used where they enrich teaching and make didactic sense.

The semester dates, including the lecture-free period at the turn of the year (19 – 30 December 2022), remain unchanged.

There are currently no restrictions on access to the buildings and rooms of the university. Please note any different regulations in the Faculty of Medicine. It is still recommended to follow the usual infection protection rules. It is also 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 maintained. The university management appeals to everyone to protect themselves and others as well as possible. Should the infection situation make it necessary, the Corona rules in force at the university will be adapted.

Please observe the current framework hygiene plan of the University of Jena [pdf, 405 kb] de [pdf, 405 kb] de (German only).

The pandemic-related compensatory measures [pdf, 598 kb] de (Corona Rahmensatzung / German only) to supplement the existing study and examination regulations expired on 30 September 2022. In the event that there are once again crisis-related restrictions on teaching, study and examination activities in the winter semester 2022/23, the Executive Board will come to an agreement with the Senate on appropriate compensatory measures.

A public test centre is open on campus (Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3, first floor, foyer), which can be used between 8 am and 4.30 pm Mondays to Fridays 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.

As of Monday, 11 July 2022, the tests are no longer free for everyone. The rules for co-payment of 3 euros (if warned by the Corona-Warn-App, if an event is planned to be attended or if contact with a high-risk person is planned) or full payment of 9 euros apply. Under certain conditions, no payment has to be made. Medical students can thus continue to be tested free of charge if they need the test to visit a medical facility. The reason or occasion for the test will be asked and documented [pdf, 84 kb] de [pdf, 84 kb] de (German only) on site.

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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