Last update 26 May 2020, 14:00. (General situation, No. 2, 3, 4 ,5 FAQ students)
All over Germany, contact in public spaces is restricted until further notice. See the detailled regulations of the City of Jena. In Jena, it is compulsory to wear a mouth and nose protection mask in surgeries, in means of public transport, shops, and at work.
Please check regularly the information - also about hygienic rules - of
We ask all members of the University to show solidarity with their fellow students and co-workers and speak up against any discriminating remark or behaviour. Keep each other safe by social distancing.
If you were unable to arrive and enroll by May 15, 2020, please reapply for the winter semester. We hope to see you in Jena next winter semester.
Please refer to the relevant application pages for information about our study programmes, deadlines, and special features. Make sure to check these pages regularly, because there may be changes to the deadlines due to the Corona situation.
After admission, check our information for new students regularly.
Please apply early to ensure that you receive your visa for Germany in time. Make an appointment with the German embassy immediately after receiving your admission.
At the same time, apply for a place in the dormitory of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen. Indicate from when you want to rent your room.
Plan your arrival so that you can participate in the important introductory days of your studies.
Register for our initial mentoring (help by students) from the middle of August, here.
After enrollment/if required, we will send you a certificate of enrollment, which you can use to apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the Immigration Office in your place of residence.
However, the Jena city administration (and Immigration Office) is currently closed. On request, the Immigration Office will hand out residence permits on special appointments.
You can apply for the extension of your residence title [pdf 254KB] (fill it out, print it out, sign it, scan it) together with
by e-mail to email@example.com.
If you book your appointment at the Immigration Office in Jena for May/June now, your current residence permit will be extended for a short time (so-called "fiction"; see appointment confirmation e-mail).
This "fiction" does NOT entitle you to re-entry if you leave Germany in the meantime. See the information below.
If you do not live in Jena, please inform yourself about the regulations in your place of residence.
If you have left Jena/Germany during the semester break, please note the information No 2 on re-entering Germany/Jena above.
If your current visa/residence permit expires before you enter Germany again, you must apply for a new entry visa at the German Embassy in your current country of residence. You might need a re-entry certificate from the university. Please contact the Student Service Centre or the International Office as soon as possible. However, the certificate will only be issued if your re-registration for the summer semester 2020 has been completed by having
We advise you to keep your German local Immigration Office informed about your situation.
Unvalidated thoskas can be validated in the main university building. Until 2.6.2020, an unvalidated thoska is also valid for arrival in conjunction with the passport/identity card and a current certificate of study (printable from Friedolin).
If you have lost your job because of the corona crisis, see if there are any other job opportunities for you. Temporary help is currently being sought in supermarkets,messenger services and in agriculture. This year, students may work more than 120 days (240 half days) per year. Maybe you find a job opportunity here:
If you cannot pay your rent, please contact your landlord/accommodation service to ask for a deferment. Contact your health insurance if you cannot pay the rates right now, ask for a deferment.
If you are in acute shortage of money and cannot ask anyone for credit, please read the information on
From 1.6.2020, foreign students (who have been in Germany for less than three years and have their primary residence in Germany) can apply for an interest-free loan from the KfW, which will be paid out from 1.7.2020. Before applying, please note the application and especially the repayment conditions. Take out a loan only if you can repay it in the foreseeable future, as debts may later affect the granting of residence permits or visas.
In any case, please note the general information on financing your studies. In the Corona situation, you can exceptionally receive short-time work compensation (Kurzarbeitergeld). However, it still applies that you may not apply for other state benefits such as ALG II or housing allowance.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) currently generally advises against travel to risk areas. This applies both to students and employees who are planning a stay abroad.
Students who are already abroad (Erasmus or Worldwide) are advised to return to Germany from the countries concerned. Please inform the International Office and cancel your registration with your host university by e-mail. Ask for a Letter of Confirmation.
If you have further questions regarding your stay abroad, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests or foreign delegations from risk areas cannot currently visit the university.
If you have any questions regarding your arrival or stay, please contact your host or our Welcome Point.
Visiting doctoral candidates should contact their host or the Graduate Academy.
More information on the coronavirus including precautionary measures and recommendations for students and staff can be found here.