Willkommen an der Universität 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 winter semester 2020/21

The semester period of winter semester 2020/21 begins on 1 October 2020 and ends on 31 March 2021, and the lecture period begins on 2 November 2020 and ends on 12 February 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.

Titel Presentation STET2020
Welcome at our faculty!
Information for first year students about studying at the Facutly of Chemistry and Earth Sciences (in German)

Programme Student Introduction Days

Here you can find the dates and events of the Study Introduction Days specific for your study programme. The university also offers a central programme of the Study Introduction Days.

Study Programme Programme
Biogeosciences (Bachelor, Master)

Programme [pdf, 142 kb] de

Website de

Chemistry (Bachelor, Lehramt) Programme [pdf, 279 kb] de
Geosciences (Bachelor, Master)

Programme [pdf, 207 kb] de

Website de

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.

Instruction practical laboratory course Chemistry (B.Sc. and LA)

Participation is compulsory

Target group: First-year students Chemistry Bachelor und Chemistry Teacher Training

Date: 19 October 2020, 8:30 (Bachelor) and 10:30 (Teacher Training Students)

Location: Döbereiner Lecture Hall (Am Steiger 3)

Content: Safety briefing, formation of groups and instruction AC I practical laboratory course, information of details about the Pre-Course Chemistry

Pre-course Chemistry

Participation ist optional, but recommended

Target group: First-year students of Chemistry B.Sc. and Chemistry Teacher Training

Date: 19-30 October 2020; Start: 8:30 (Bachelor) and 10:30 (Teacher Training Students)

Meeting point: Döbereiner Lecture Hall (Am Steiger 3)

Please note: Organisational changes may occur at short notice due to the limited room capacities resulting from the applicable hygiene and distance regulations. The details of the preliminary course will be announced during the Instruction practical laboratory course Chemistry (see above).

Pre-course Mathematics for Chemists

Participation ist optional, but recommended

Target group: First-year students Chemistry B.Sc.

Date: 12-16 October 2020

Meeting Point: 12 October 2020, 9:00, Döbereiner Lecture Hall (Am Steiger 3)

Pre-course Mathematics for Biogeoscientists an Geoscientists

Participation ist optional, but recommended

Target group: First-year students Biogeosciences B.Sc. an Geosciences B.Sc.

Date: 26-30 October 2020

Details can be found in the programmes of the Student Introduction Days.

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.

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
Room E005
Humboldtstr. 11
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-48011
+49 3641 9-48002
Office hours:
Consultation hours currently only with prior appointment. For more information please visit the website.
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