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Since 1558, the University of Jena embodies awakening and open-mindedness, freedom of faith and of science. Its appealing study and research environment attract scientists, scholars, and students from around the world. The University shapes the city’s image of a future-oriented and cosmopolitan location.

In the focal research areas  Light, Life, Liberty the University pools its top research. It constantly places its trust in an interdisciplinary approach and an international character. You can access the Strategy 2025 - Internationalisation here.

If you would like to network more internationally, gain experience abroad, or come to Jena to study or do research, you will find information  on the pages below. The International Office is a competent contact for internationally mobile academics and students.


Due to the measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus, regular operations may be affected.

At the moment, we offer our advisory services and answer your enquiries by telephone, email and post only. Please see the respective subpages for contact information and telephone hours.

In case of general queries and questions, please contact

We thank you for your understanding.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about coronavirus 

Information for international students and staff regarding the coronavirus


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Current news
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Upcoming events
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International Office: contact information
Team, contact persons and contact information

Studying internationally

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Studying in Jena
Information for international students and applicants
Students staying abroad
Programmes and support for students of Friedrich Schiller...
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International study programmes
Study options with an international perspective

International research, teaching and continuing education

International visiting scientist
Welcome Point - Teaching and Research in Jena
Service and information for international visiting scientists and...
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Teaching and research abroad
Programmes and funding for scientists at the FSU Jena
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Professional training abroad
Mobility options for emplyees of the University

International networks

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Information for faculties and institutes of the Friedrich Schiller...
Initiating partnerships and international programme collaborations
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International partnerships
Our international partnerships and membership in networks

International university: facts and figures

Increased popularity
In the recent years, the number of international students has increased steadily. In comparison to 969 students in 2008, there were more than 2,600 foreign students studying at the University in 2019. This is slightly less than 15% of all students, i.e. 17,659.
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