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Beginning of studies for international students

Information for international students on the beginning of their studies before and after arrival
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Information on the beginning of studies for international students

Have you been admitted to study at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena? Congratulations and welcome to Jena! Please take note of the following information helping you prepare for your stay in Jena, your search for accommodation, arrival and enrolment, our mentor programme, and the ultimate beginning of your studies. Our Welcome Days at the start of each semester, where you are able to meet other students and learn more about Jena and the University at a number of events held, are a real highlight.


The enrolment for the winter semester 2019 for regular study programmes takes place between 23 September and 11 October 2019. Enrolment ends on 11 October 2019, 14:30. No enrolment is possible after that. See below for details.

Guest students arriving outside this period  should come to Mr Kirchner's office hours (Team International Students).

Preparing for your stay in Jena Show content

Searching for a flat/room:

Visa, arrival, enrolment, support:

Have a look at what is going on in Jena:

Enrolment and first information Show content
  • Winter semester 2019: enrolment takes place between 23 September and 11 October 2019. Enrolment rooms and opening hours [pdf 669KB].
  • ll students are advised to enrol by 1 October, so they do not miss the Study Orientation Days (1 - 10 October).
  • Erasmus+ students should enrol by 1 October.
  • Enrolment ends on 11 October 2019, 14:30. No enrolment is possible after that.
  • The time and place of enrolment for the DSH course will be published in the assessment test.
  • Submission of enrolment documents: submit to the letter box outside room 0.18 (Fürstengraben 1).
  • Brief and personalized online Enrolment-Guide within information regarding enrolment
  • General Enrolment Guide [pdf 2MB] (PDF) for new students in winter semester 2019/20
  • Semester schedule and lecture periods (please note any special dates for guest studies and DSH exam on the admission)
Orientation Days and subject-specific information Show content

Degree programmes (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, LLM, state examination, Diplom):

Guest studies: please note the information regarding ECTS and the portal Onleila in the Enrolment-Guide.

Welcome Days Show content

The Welcome Days and many other events help you to get to know the university and city of Jena and make new friends quickly.

  • Welcome Days from 23 September to 30 October 2019 (online in September)
  • InfoCafé at the International Centre from 23 September to 12 October 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)
  • ErasmusStudentNetwork Jena semester programme summer semester 2019 [pdf 7MB]
  • free intercultural training for students and mentors in October/November (online in September)
Results of the entry test for the DSH course in October 2019 Show content

Please find all results on the German website.

If you cannot find your name in the list, please see the information for applicants not accepted [pdf 31KB] for the DSH course.

Helpful videos for new students

Preparing for Jena:  Anna explains what you should do as an international student before coming to Germany, while looking for accommodation or planning your journey, how you can register for the mentoring programme, and which websites are most useful.

Enrolment: Anna explains what steps you should take after your arrival in Jena. You will learn everything about enrolment, registration with local offices and authorities, about opening a bank account, and health insurance.

To have the best study start possible, Anna shows you how to register with the University Computer Centre and the library, how to create your timetable, and how to sign up for German courses. She also gives you advice on how to meet other people quickly and suggests you some free time activities.

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