Doctoral candidates with doctoral hats

Doctoral candidates

Welcome service for new doctoral candidates and guest doctoral researchers
Doctoral candidates with doctoral hats
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

We are happy that you have chosen Friedrich Schiller University Jena for your doctorate or your research stay and wish you a good start at your institute and in the city of Jena!

We are here to inform and assist you, both in advance and during your stay with us. On the following pages, you may find some useful information for the start of your doctorate or your research stay in Jena.

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Doctoral candidates
Information on starting a doctorate at Jena University
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Doctoral candidates with a university employment contract
Information on doing a doctorate as an academic employee of Jena...
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Guest doctoral candidates
Welcome service for research stays at Jena University

International Tutoring Service for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

The Graduate Academy offers international doctoral candidates and postdocs a free peer-to-peer support service to help you organising your stay in Jena.

What are the issues that the tutoring service can help me with? Show content
  • questions about entry and stay (visa issues, citizens' service, immigration office)
  • orientation in the city and at the university (search for the right contact person)
  • procedures at University of Jena (admission as a doctoral candidate, enrolment, multimedia centre, computer centre, library)
  • doctorate and family (finding childcare, kindergarten, school)
  • issues and problems of everyday life (finding accomodation, bank accounts, insurances)
Who are the tutors? Show content
Group photograph of the Tutoring Service Group photograph of the Tutoring Service Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The tutors of Graduate Academy are pursueing their doctorate at University of Jena. They speak English, German, and some other languages.

How can I contact the tutoring service? Show content

Please write an e-mail with your issue to Your contact person is Dr. Alexander Schwarzkopf.

Jena Highlights

Street with pubs and cafes in Jena city
Relaxed atmosphere in the city
Jena's city centre is known for its pleasant atmosphere and relaxed flair. Many cafes and restaurants make it easy for you to stay little while longer.


Advise at Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

At the Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs, assistance and advice are offered to all researchers of University of Jena.

You can find us on the ground floor in the House for Young Researchers, Johnannisstraße 13 (vis-à-vis to the cafeteria). You can also write us an email to

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