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Studying in Jena

Information for international students and applicants

“Outstanding support, high-quality education, and a very beautiful city with very nice and hospitable people” was the conclusion made by one of Jena’s students in the International Student Barometer 2016. The Friedrich Schiller University Jena (founded in 1558) offers the best study conditions: practical, excellent teaching based on cutting-edge research in over 200 study programmes in 10 faculties. With 17,500 students, it is the largest university in Thuringia, located at the heart of Germany and Europe. Over 2,500 foreign students from 114 countries are already profiting from the low cost of living. Jena is a medium-sized, true university city with lots of high-tech companies and start-ups. Many young people and families live happy and healthy here: students make up one fifth of the local population. There is a major cultural scene, sports activities, and an international community. Come to Jena and experience it for yourself!

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Preparing for your studies
Preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’) and DSH preparation course
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Degree programmes
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Guest studies
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Living in Jena
Living, working, free time ‒ information on student life in Jena
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Refugees at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Auditor programme and information for refugees interested in studying
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Discovery studies
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6 good reasons to study in Jena

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Jena is a real student city
20% of the people living in Jena are students. They value the city’s modern infrastructure, its diverse student culture, beautiful “Paradies” park, theatre, cinemas, shops, cafés, and restaurants!
International Office – International Students
Universitätshauptgebäude (UHG), Room 0.17 -0.18
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Opening hours:
Please see the office hours of the indivuidal persons (follow the link on the left).
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