Key facts
state examination
11 Semesters
Teaching language
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 263,40
Start of studies
Winter semester
Part-time possible
Find your application procedure

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 Jena de.

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.

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

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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.

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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 Education [pdf, 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
An der alten Post 4
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-34471
Subject-specific academic advisory service - Annett Studenik
Room 311
Bachstraße 18 (Alte Chirurgie)
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-391134
Subject-specific academic advisory service - Martina Beuckmann
Room 306
Bachstraße 18 (Alte Chirurgie)
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-391128
State examination office for academic health professions
Dentistry student council
Central Student Advisory Service
University Main Building / SSZ
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411111
Office hours:
We will offer consultations and the handling of your concerns in person as well as by e-mail, video chat and telephone.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 12:20, Wednesday 14:00 to 16:00

Appointments can be made by phone or via Service-Desk.
Video chat:
Videochat Zeiten
Monday, tuesday und thursday from 13:00 to 14:00,
wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00
Videochat Passwort
Student Service Centre
University Main Building, Room E065
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411111
+49 3641 9-411112
Opening hours:
The service counter and the thoska Office in the Student Service Centre (SSZ) are closed until further notice.

We currently provide advice and handle your concern solely via phone, email and mail.

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Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:00
Postal address:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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