Kurskarte und Transcript of Records für Gaststudierende

Courses and credits

Courses offered, organizing your studies, Learning Agreement, and Transcript of Records
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Information for international guest students and international applicants for guest studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Learn how to find suitable courses, create your study plan and get an overview of the course and examination management.

Selecting courses

Final thesis/Research

German courses

ECTS credits

Course registration - Friedolin and Onleila

Examinations - registration, assessment, documentation

Important documents for ERASMUS+ programme students

Dates

Selecting courses

  • You will set up your course schedule on your own. To do so, please select your courses from the Course Catalogue, according to the field of study you chose. You do not need a login or password to do so.
  • The language of instruction of most study programmes is German. Only some are taught in English. You may find the latter by clicking ‘Search for Lectures’ in the Course Catalogue.
  • Primarily, you should select courses within your field of study. Upon consultation with your lecturers, you may be allowed to select topic-related courses from other fields of study, too.
  • Select courses from the Bachelor’s level if you are enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at home and courses from the Master’s level if are enrolled in a Master’s degree programme. After consulting your lecturers, you may also attend courses with other difficulty levels. Please be aware that those are often more difficult with a higher workload and more demanding examinations.
  • The exchange coordinators of each department can answer your questions with regard to the content of certain modules and courses.

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Final thesis/Research

  • If you do research for your final thesis or you want to carry out an individual research project, you need a supervision agreement. [pdf, 341 kb] de
  • The agreement determines the topics on which you are working, how often you meet with your supervisor, and how many credits you will achieve at the end.

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German courses

  • If you study German studies at your home university, you enrol for German as a foreign language (DaF) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. You can then attend the courses in the field of German as a foreign language ('ATS-Kurse’), further DaF courses as well as courses from our German studies programme.
  • German and other language courses are offered by the Language Centre to all students. Those courses ask for a small participation fee.
  • In order to be able to attend ATS courses or German courses of the Language Centre, students have to participate in the respective assessment test. The dates are announced before the beginning of the lecture period.

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ECTS credits

  • Each course has a fixed amount of ECTS credits and cannot be changed. You can find department-specific information on credits in our respective credit tables. If you have any questions, please contact your lecturers.
  • You will only receive credits if you complete the course successfully. This means: attend the selected courses regularly, participate actively and sometimes, you may need to perform additional workload during the semester and/or prepare a written work or pass a final exam at the end of the course.
  • It is important for you to fulfil the ECTS requirements of your home university and of your scholarship programme. ERASMUS+ programme students should acquire 30 ECTS per semester.
  • Regardless of your programme, you should complete at least two subject-specific courses or acquire 10 ECTS per semester.

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Course registration – Friedolin and Onleila

General Information:

  • After enrolment, you can register for courses via Friedolin our course catalogue.
  • Please also register for courses with your lecturers in the first course session, too. Additionally, you may also send them an e-mail in advance. You may find their e-mail address in the course descriptions in the course catalogue.
  • Please register all your courses in Onleila too. This is compulsory for every guest student (except German as a Foreign Language and Economics/Business Administration students). Only then, you will be able to receive your Transcript of Records at the end of the semester.
  • Go to Onleila.
  • You will receive further information about the semester and course as well as exam registration in our Q&A sessions

Information for German as a Foreign Language and Economics/Business Administration students:

  • Different rules apply to your course and exam registration
  • You register for all courses and exams through Friedolin and the button "Apply for modules"/"Apply for exams".
  • You will receive further information in our Q&A sessions
  • Weitere Informationen zum Semesterablauf und der Kurs- und Prüfungsanmeldung halten bei bei unseren Q&A Stunden

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Examination - registration, assessment and documentation

Registration

  • The type of examination for each course (e.g. written examination, presentation, oral examination or term paper) will be given at the beginning of the course. If you need further information, please contact your lecturers.
  • Some types of examinations are due during the semester and most lecturers expect regular attendance. 
  • Exam registration is made directly with your lecturer not via Friedolin!
  • Exceptions:
  • Please talk to your lecturers early enough to schedule the your examination dates according to the period of your stay in Jena.

Performance assessment

  • Course work and examinations are assessed according to the German grade system, i.e. with the following grades: ‘passed’ (bestanden) or ‘failed’ (nicht bestanden).
German grade   Description
1.0‒1.5  = very good (sehr gut)
1.6‒2.5 = good (gut)
2.6‒3.5   = satisfactory (befriedigend)
3.6‒4.0 = sufficient (ausreichend)
4.1‒5.0 = failed (ungenügend)
  • You will only be awarded ECTS if you have passed your examinations.
  • Regular and active attendance in courses is compulsory.

Documentation and Transcript of Records

  • After your Onleila registration you will receive your Course Card (‘Kurskarte’). On that Course Card, your lecturers list your course work and respective results after you have completed the course.
  • Afterwards, you submit the completed Course Card to the International Office as the basis for your Transcript of Records.
  • You will receive your Transcript of Records from the International Office. A copy will be sent directly to your home university.

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Important documents for ERASMUS+ programme students

  • Confirmation of Arrival/Confirmation of Departure/Confirmation of Stay: you will receive these forms from your home university. The International Office of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena will sign them. Please note that you have to be enrolled as a student at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena during the whole period in which you are entitled to the scholarship. Please plan your arrival to and departure from Jena accordingly. When planning, you should also consider the date of examinations.
  • Learning Agreement: Please send us your complete Learning Agreement Before the Mobility [docx, 87 kb] de before your arrival in Jena. After your arrival, please update your study plan through the Learning Agreement During the Mobility [docx, 87 kb] de form and submit the it to the International Office. Students participating in the ERASMUS+ programme should acquire 30 ECTS per semester.
  • For more details on the relevant documents for this exchange programme, please visit the European Commission’s ECTS website.

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Dates

Pease see the semester dates, lecture period and exam period in the current Study Guide for international students and in our Academic calendar.

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