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 began 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. Due to the pandemic, there are no on-site classes until 31 January 2021.
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.
Please note all the information below.
The lecture period in the summer semester 2021 will begin on 12 April 2021 and will end on 16 July 2021. See the Academic Calendar in our Study Guide [pdf, 2 mb] de.
The 2021 summer semester is currently being planned. Due to corona restrictions, most courses will probably be offered online or hybrid. Practical courses such as lab practicals, but also some other courses with few participants will be offered in attendance. The exact format of the individual courses will be shown in the course catalog as of March 1, 2021.
Please make sure you arrive on time and start your enrolment before the Orientation Days.
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Searching for a flat/room:
Visa, arrival, enrolment, support:
Have a look at what is going on in Jena:
Download important apps:
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.
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.
The UNISPORT offers a huge variety of sports classes and other sports possibilities to stay fit and healthy all year round.
To get to know the UNISPORT we invite you to join our UNISPORT Card classes for free during the week of the 5th of October to the 12th of October.
You only have to register using the following link and use the password: international2020
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.
Any questions? Feel free to contact us Hochschulsport.firstname.lastname@example.org