University of Jena

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Students in front of the main building of the University of Jena (Photo: Jens Meyer)
Thuringia's largest university
internationally successful and connected
excellent top-level research
wide range of culture, nature and sports
lively city in a central location
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You can study almost anything at the University of Jena – for more than 460 years: from A for Ancient History to Z for Zahnmedizin (Dentistry). Over 3,000 new students from all disciplines are attracted to the city on the Saale every year. Outstanding in teaching and research, the university shapes Jena’s character as a future-oriented and cosmopolitan city where you can study and live excellently.

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Huy:

“I researched into many German universities. Since the ranking of the University of Jena was so good, I decided to study here. Also, Jena is very central in Thuringia, which means I can travel around easily.”

Huy is from Vietnam. He studies German as a foreign and second language at the University of Jena
By the way...

As well as being Thuringia's largest university, The University of Jena is also one of the oldest universities in Germany, founded in 1558.

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An example of the variety of sports on offer at the University of Jena (Photo: Christoph Worsch)
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Valentine:

“I've lived in Thuringia for quite some time and Jena just had a very nice offer. It's a beautiful city, the perfect mix of old and new. You don't have great distances to get from A to B and the Paradies Park is, of course, very beautiful.”

Valentine is from Germany. She studies Evangelical theology at the University of Jena.

Famous alumni and faculty members

  • Karl Marx (philosopher and sociologist)
  • Arthur Schopenhauer (philosopher)
  • Ernst Haeckel (natural scientist)
  • Erwin Schrödinger (physicist / Nobel Prize Winner in 1933)
  • Rudolf Eucken (philosopher / Nobel Prize Winner in 1908)
  • famous German authors including Friedrich Schiller, Gerhart Hauptmann, Kurt Tucholsky and Christa Wolf
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Veronica:

“I've talked to a few students who have already been studying here for a while. They recommended it because it's such an exceptional university. Jena has so many students, including international students. It's a student city, and I think that's just great. We're young and we have a lot of fun at the weekend. Sometimes we even have parties outside in the Park!”

Veronica is from Ghana. She studies Pharmacy at the University of Jena.
English taught degree programmes

BIOCHEMISTRY Master of Science

BUSINESS/INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS Master of Science

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Master of Science

ECONOMICS Master of Science

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES Master of Arts

EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS Master of Science

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT Master of Arts

MATHEMATICS Master of Science

MEDICAL PHOTONICS Master of Science

MICROBIOLOGY Master of Science

MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES Master of Science

MOLECULAR MEDICINE Master of Science

MOLECULAR MEDICINE FOR MEDICAL SCIENTISTS Master of Science

PHOTONICS Master of Science

You can find an overview of the more than 200 degree programmes at the University of Jena in the HIGHER EDUCATION COMPASS.

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Luisa Conti:

“I got a job in Intercultural Communication at the University of Jena and I love it so much! I had the opportunity as a young PhD student, just 24 years old at the time, to both research and teach. It was a great opportunity that made me want to stay here.

Luisa Conti is from Italy. She works as a Researcher in Intercultural Business Communication at the University of Jena.

Facts about Jena

  • approx. 110,500 inhabitants
  • Centre of the optics and precision mechanics industry
  • research city with more than 20,000 students
  • lively cultural scene and great parks
  • approx. 4.5 million media units in the university libraries

Contact and advice

Address

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Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena

Advisory service

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The International Office

International

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Application

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