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 general Covid situation and Covid-related information for international students, especially about entry to Germany, current testing and quarantine regulations.
Can I enroll/study online (outside Germany)?
No, see point 4 below.
Can I enroll after 15 October 2021 because I will receive my visa later?
No, see point 4 below. This is a definite decision of the university, not changeable. We ask you to apply for the next semester please.
I don't have a room yet. What should I do?
Please search on the private market, in the cities near Jena. For more information, see point 3 below.
How do I get a mentor?
See point 3 below.
Do I have to go into quarantine?
See our Covid website.
Does the 3-G principle apply at the university?
Yes. For more on the winter semester, see this page.
Does my vaccination apply? How can I get vaccinated?
Can/should I transfer my semester fee now?
Play make the transfer only after arrival and not from abroad. See Enrolment Guide below under point 4.
Can I enroll without a permanent address?
Yes, we accept a temporary address for enrollment, but for the registration at the Residents Registration Office/Citizens Service you will need a certificate (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung) from your accommodation provider. Registration should be made within 14 days after moving in.
How do I get a semester ticket?
After starting you enrolment (see point 4 below) you will receive a temporary student ID (without semester ticket; please buy local transport tickets, e.g. the VMT weekly ticket). After completing your enrolment, you will get your thoska which includes the semester ticket.
The lecture period in the winter semester 2021/22 will begin on 18 October 2021 and will end on 11 February 2022. Teaching will mainly be offered on site. Please read this information.
The summer semester 2022 starts on 1 April. The lecture period starts on 11 April and ends on 15 July 2022. Make sure to arrive before the Orientation Days. More Information will be published in January 2022.
If you cannot obtain a visa or cannot arrive on time due to border control restrictions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then advise you on further steps.
Please note all the information below.
Searching for a flat/room:
Visa, arrival, quarantine:
Please use your admission letter to apply for a student visa. It is not necessary to submit any certificates regarding the teaching format. If an embassy or border control still requires a special certificate for entering Germany in addition to your admission letter, please point to the website of the Ministry of the Interior , FAQ Are apprentices, students, school pupils, au pairs, volunteers, trainees and participants in language courses and vocational training measures from outside of the European Union allowed to enter Germany?. There it is explicitely stated: "And it is again possible to enter Germany for the purpose of completing a university course of study or for individual semesters of study. Students are required to present an admission notice issued by the institution of higher education. Because institutions of higher education are offering both online and in-person instruction, it is not necessary to provide any separate documentation of the need to attend in person."
Planning enrolment, study orientation; mentoring programme
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The following information is subject to changes. These might be made on short notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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
Please see the courses offered by our Language Centre. Note the registration period (13 September - 12 October 2021).
Intercultural competence remains a key competence. If you are eagerly planning your next stay abroad or already studying today as an incoming student in Jena or taking care of foreign students as a mentor or simply intend to work in the international arena in future days or just want to enhance your intercultural competence out of pure curiosity, we offer you in cooperation with the International Office of the University of Jena a free virtual intercultural training.
For alle information on when the next trainings (October-November / April-May) take place and on how to register see the calendar
The UNISPORT offers a huge variety of sports classes and other sports possibilities to stay fit and healthy all year round.
After your registration you can subscribe for any UNISPORT Card class you want. The subscription is possible 24 hours prior the beginning of the class.
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