Welcome at University of Jena

Beginning of studying

Information for first-year students: Student introduction days, preliminary courses, contact persons
Welcome at University of Jena
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)


We are glad to welcome you as a new student in our faculty! To make it easier for you to start your studies, we have compiled some information for you.

Start of studies in summer semester 2022

The semester period of summer semester 2022 begins on 1 April 2022 and ends on 30 September 2022, and the lecture period begins on 11 April 2021 and ends on 15 July 2021.

Beginning of studying during the Corona Pandemic: Please follow the current developments on university events in the university blog as well as in the FAQ for students and first semester students.

Programme Orientation Days

The university offers a central programme and specific events for your study programme:

Subject-specific events

Central programme

Note: Please also check your email account @uni-jena.de regularly to receive up-to-date information about the Introduction Days and your study programme.

Beginning of studies - title slide
Welcome at our faculty!
Information for first year students about studying at the Facutly of Chemistry and Earth Sciences (in German)

Video: Faculty Tour

In the video (in German) you can get to know the different areas of the faculty and get an insight into some buildings, lecture halls and laboratories.

Video: University of Jena

Preliminary courses

For some study programmes we offer preliminary courses in mathematics and chemistry. Here you can refresh your school knowledge, prepare yourself for your studies - and, of course, make initial contacts. As a rule, the preliminary courses are optional, but are recommended.

We publish detailed information on the individual preliminary courses on this page in good time before the respective new dates. Usually, the preliminary courses take place at the beginning of the winter semester.

Please note: For preliminary courses before the start of the semester, you have to look for accommodation by yourself or, if necessary, please talk to the Studierendenwerk about a possible earlier start date for your room in the dormitory.


Specific information for international students

The International Office provides specific information for international students. You can find videos helping you prepare for your stay in Jena as well as information about the mentor programme and special events for international students.

Here you can find information of the Welcome Point for those who have newly arrived at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

First weeks as a student at Friedrich Schiller University: The video shows how to have the best study start possible. It explains how to register with the University Computer Centre and the library, how to create your timetable, and how to sign up for German courses. It also gives you advice on how to meet other people quickly and suggests you some free time activities.


Office for Student Affairs and Examinations
Office hours:
Consultation hours currently only with prior appointment. For more information please visit the website.