Jena a wonderful, active student city, surrounded by picturesque limestone rocks, which are perfect for hiking and climbing.
Image: Christoph Worsch
Campus mit Jentower
Campus with JenTower
The University’s campus, and some of the faculties, are located in the city centre. Others are within walking distance.
JenTower, also affectionately called “Keksrolle” (=biscuit role) by the locals, is the city’s landmark. The tower has 31 floors and 1,446 windows. From above the 125-metrre-high platform, good views of Jena are guaranteed.


Jordy from Ecuador is a master’s student at the University of Jena. About his second home Jena he says: “I think everyone here in Jena will find something interesting. Jena has simply the perfect size. There are almost 23,000 students here and that gives the city an extremely lively atmosphere. Since I have been in Jena, I have actually had the feeling that the people here are very open and approachable. I like this from my very start in Jena.”
Central Student Advisory Service
Office hours:
We offer consultations and the handling of your concerns in person, via video chat or telephone. Appointments can be made by phone or via service desk.

Consultation hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 12:20, Tuesday 14:00 to 18:00 and on Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 16:00.
Video chat:
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Monday to Friday 12.30 to 13:00
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