A »student life« is rarely spent just in the lecture halls, seminars, or at the library. The university city of Jena offers a multifaceted range of activities – whether sports, pub crawling, activities in nature, or those for culture enthusiasts. For insider tips on nightlife, the best spots, and green oases, please visit the Studentenparadies Jena website.
If you already know a little more about what you want to do in your free time or want to find out more about what the University has to offer, take a look at one of 80 student university groups. Whether as a campus radio editor, singing in the student choir, or taking part in a debating club — you can find almost any leisure activities and social commitment you can think of.
In the city of optics, sports are a top priority. You can find the ideal balance to your studies and meet new people on the Saale river, in the heights of the Kernberge hills, in Paradies Park, or at one of the countless University sports coursesde.
Jena also has a rich cultural life, too. One of the highlights among Jena’s festivals is the University’s »Sommerfest«de. At the end of June, the area around the botanical gardende becomes a place to walk and dance, to experience various musicians, and a fascinating laser show.
An overview of Jena’s art and culture scene can be found here.
It is not just about culture. Jena’s scenery and surroundings have a lot to offer. You can relax in Paradies Park after a long day at the university. In summer, it is ideal for jogging and barbecuing—in the middle of Jena. If you like beautiful, but very close trips, you might also visit the Botanical Garden and Schiller’s Garden House.
Jena is surrounded by nature. All around there are limestone rocks, perfect for hiking and climbing. A stone’s throw away and you can be in a kayak on the Saale river, standing in the middle of the forest, or on a mountain biking at one of the Jena’s hills.
Jena offers bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city for night revellers. A good place to go is Wagnergasse with a number of bars, restaurants, and venues. But there are also other places in the city where you can spend the late hours. Why not go take a discovery tour?
Being part of the initial support, you can be a mentor for international students and help them, for example, during their enrolment, while opening a bank account, or registering at the University Computer Centre. You will also accompany them to the registration office and student services organization. Mentors of the International Office also help with the time table and provide an insight into student life in Jena.
Akrützel - studentisches Hochschulmagazin
Intergrün - ökologische Linke
Market Team e. V. - Geschäftsstelle Jena
Ökologisch-Demokratische Studierende e.V.
PARA legal - studentische Rechtsberatung
Pfadfinder - Überbündische Hochschulgruppe Jena
Queer Paradies - Queer Leben in Jena