If you do not fall into any of these categories, you can find the right contact for you in this guide [pdf 298KB].
Guest students will only be accepted and enrolled if they intend to stay at the University Jena for 3 full months and a maximum of 12 months. A study visit may be extended by 6 months upon formal request in exceptional cases. Research students may be enrolled across several semesters (see information below on semester tickets and costs).
Students must demonstrate a sufficient level of German proficiency at their home university before being nominated. The University Jena does not request the submission of a German examination certificate. Your command of German should at least meet B2 standards (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), so that you can follow the usual courses, complete your exercises, and communicate with teaching staff, supervisors, and other students. Some courses are held in English, for which a minimum level of B2–C1 English is required.
The Language Centre at the University Jena offers German courses to further your learning.
Bachelor’s/master’s students: applicants are nominated by their home university. The following information on the nominee is sent to the International Office at the University Jena (please use our nomination list [xls] [xlsx 18KB]):
Home universities must send their nominations to email@example.com:
Visiting doctoral candidates: Please turn to the Graduate Academy.
Once students have been nominated, they receive an invitation to use the application portal from the International Office.
Bachelor’s/master’s students must send their application
via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org AND via airmail to:
Once visiting doctoral candidates have received their invitation to use the application portal, they should immediately apply and send their application documents to the above address.
There are no tuition fees at the University Jena. Exchange students pay the usual semester fee for their semester ticket and must prove they have a German or European health insurance that is accepted by the University.For more details, please read the application guide [pdf 3MB].
Guest students enrolled across several semesters at the University Jena pay a full semester fee if their stay lasts 3 to 6 months. If their stay lasts over 6 and up to 12 months, they pay two full semester fees. The usual fees are charged for extra-curricular activities (e.g. language and sports courses).
Please read our information on costs and financing your study visit.
We urgently recommend that you apply for a room in a hall of residence/student dormitory. The deadlines are:
When applying, please provide the exact period in which you want to stay in Jena. Please refer to our information about dates, semester and exam periods.
Please also refer to our further information on living in Jena
Information on visa, health insurance, costs, services, andmuch more...
If you have any questions on nominations, applications, and the admission of international guest students, please get in touch with Mr Mathias Kirchner, Team International Students at the International Office.