My values and goals:
My knowledge and gaps in my knowledge:
When choosing a field of study, it might be useful to work from the general to the specific. If you are not yet completely sure, you might like to get a feel for various study programmes in different fields of study. There are useful tools, such as the Higher Education Compass and studienwahl.de.
Where you study is also important! Some study programmes are only offered at a few institutions, and even standard courses (e.g. mathematics, psychology and business administration) have different focuses from university to university. And every city naturally has its own flair and qualities.
If you are sure you want to study in Jena, you can filter our study options by groups of subjects or faculties – you might even find subjects you have never heard of.
The most important requirement for starting a degree programme is a university entrance qualification. For subjects with admission restrictions, you should also take note of the minimum required grades (‘numerus clausus’). Other admission requirements may include pre-study internships, aptitude tests and specific foreign language requirements. More information can be found in the study options.
More information on admission requirements for international students and prospective students is provided by the International Office.
Of course, other aspects are also important:
Once you have narrowed down your choice of study programmes and you know where your skills and interests lie, you will have to check whether both fit together. You might find self-assessments helpful. These are free online tests that will help you reflect on your decisions.