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 mentoring 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.
Please note the regularly updated information about the Corona situation for international students.
The lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21 begins on 2 November 2020 and will end on 12 February 2021. Education will be conducted—at least partially—on site. The semester will have as many face-to-face components as possible and will be delivered as digitally as necessary. The University wants to facilitate on-site courses for first semester students in particular; students in higher semesters can expect certain courses such as practical laboratory courses and the supervision of degree theses to take place on site.
If you cannot obtain a visa or cannot arrive on time due to travel restrictions, please contact us email@example.com. We will then advise you on further steps.
Please note all the information below.
Searching for a flat/room:
Visa, arrival, enrolment, support:
Have a look at what is going on in Jena:
Degree programmes (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, LLM, state examination, Diplom):
Guest studies: please note the information regarding ECTS and the portal Onleila in the course information for guest students
The Welcome Days and many other events help you to get to know the university and city of Jena and make new friends quickly.
Please see the courses offered by our Language Centre.
Supported by the International Office of University of Jena, Pepito Consultings provide you free Intercultural Trainings (in English and German). The training is suitable for any host culture, especially for guest students in Germany.
WHAT? We will sensitize you towards interaction with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
HOW? Please register for the training by sending an email to