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.
The lecture period in the summer semester 2021 began on 12 April 2021 and will end on 16 July 2021. See the Academic Calendar in our Study Guide [pdf, 2 mb] de.
Teaching has basically been converted to digital formats (compare the information in the course catalogue). Classroom lectures are suspended until 26 July 2021. The only exceptions are practical exercises as well as examinations that must be conducted in person and for which compliance with the university's infection prevention concept [pdf, 3 mb] de [pdf, 2 mb] de has been proven through a case-by-case examination.
Make sure you arrive on time and start your enrolment before the Orientation Days. If you cannot obtain a visa or cannot arrive on time due to border control restrictions, please contact us email@example.com. We will then advise you on further steps.
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The lecture period in the winter semester 2021/22 will begin on 18 October 2021 and will end on 11 February 2022. The semester will have as many face-to-face components as possible and will be delivered as digitally as necessary. Please note the type of instruction of your modules/courses in the lecture programme (updated in late August 2021). Please read also this information.
Make sure to arrive before the Orientation Days (see 5. below).
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.
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Searching for a flat/room:
Visa, arrival, enrolment, support:
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 Minsitry 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."
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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
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.
Despite the Covid19-pandemic, 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 (FSU Jena) a free virtual intercultural training.
WHEN? (Time: 10:00 – 15:30; Lunch break: 12:00 – 13:30; each training is identical)
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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