Key facts
state examination
11 Semesters
Teaching language
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 265,60
Start of studies
Winter semester
Part-time possible
Application & Deadlines

Content and structure

Dentistry deals with the detection and treatment of diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaw. The study programme Dentistry leads to the state examination. It is supplemented by subsequent further training, which will accompany you throughout the entire period of your professional practice. Both the training and the practice of dentistry are regulated by the Approbationsordnung für Zahnärzte (Licensing Regulations for Dentists). The training to become a dentist is based on scientific principles and is both practice- and patient-oriented. The study programme is divided into three study sections of one, one and a half, and two and a half year’s duration. The first pre-clinical study section contains the scientific basics (biology, chemistry, physics) and the introduction to anatomy, histology and materials science. The second pre-clinical study period includes training in physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, dental prosthetics and materials science. The subsequent clinical study period comprises training in the individual clinical areas of dentistry. It concludes with the dental examination. After successful completion of the studies, the licence to practise dentistry, i.e. the state licence to practise dentistry, is granted upon application. It is valid throughout Germany.

For further information on the study programme in dentistry, visit the online study check of the University of JenaExternal link.

Changes in the award procedure since the winter semester 2020/21

Please note that the allocation procedures in the study programmes with nationwide admission restrictions for Friedrich Schiller University Jena have changed significantly since the winter semester 2020/21. You can find information on the allocation procedure here.External link

Special characteristics in Jena

The Jena Dentistry study programme is characterized by the specialist areas of CAD-CAM technologies, implantology, aesthetic dentistry, gerostomatology, material incompatibilities/corrosion research, functional diagnostics and composite technologies/surface finishing. For first-year students, there is a wide range of support and materials, such as detailed test and instruction booklets through the dental student council.


Dentists find fields of activity in practice facilities, in hospitals, with authorities and in other areas, such as research.

Personal requirements

You should have diligence, perseverance, the ability to concentrate and a high capacity for absorption. A good memory facilitates learning facts. Content-related prerequisites include a broad general education as well as in-depth knowledge of the natural sciences. It should be noted that the later dental work with patients will lead to a high level of physical strain, as you will mostly be working in a standing position. Therefore, you should not have any impairments of the postural and supporting apparatus. You should also have good eyesight (spatial vision and full colour vision) and a certain manual dexterity (fine motor skills).

Admission requirements

University entrance qualification

A university entrance qualification, such as a general secondary school leaving certificate, is required for admission onto the study programme.

More information on university entrance qualifications can be found here.

language requirements

At the moment of application, you have to prove your knowledge of the German language at level DSH-2 (German Language Test for Admission to Higher Educationpdf, 61 kb · de). You cannot start your studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena if you have only passed the DSH-1 exam! The following certificates accredited by the German Rectors Conference will be recognized as equivalents:

  • Goethe Certificate C2 (GDS)
  • German Language Diploma Level II of the KMK (DSD II)
  • TestDaF, at least TDN 4 in all four parts of the examination
  • telc Certificate C1 German for Higher Education
  • German exam as part of the assessment test at a Studienkolleg

If you do not have sufficient knowledge of German yet, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers you a preparatory language course for the DSH exam. To attend the course, your German knowledge must be at least on level B1.


Subject-specific academic advisory service- Prof Dr Harald Küpper
Subject-specific academic advisory service - Annett Studenik
Room 311
Bachstraße 18 (Alte Chirurgie)
07743 Jena
Subject-specific academic advisory service - Martina Beuckmann
State examination office for academic health professions
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:
Videochat Zeiten
Monday to Friday 12.30 to 13:00
Videochat Passwort
Student Service Centre
Opening hours:
Monday 10 - 12
Tuesday 13 - 15
Wednesday 10 - 12
Thursday 13 - 15
Friday 10 - 12

Updates / adjustments may occur at any time. Thank you for your understanding!

We currently provide advice and handle your concern solely also via phone and service desk.

You can reach us by phone
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:00
Postal address:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
07737 Jena
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University Main Building
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